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A facility where alternative or complementary medicine is practiced: e.g. acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathy, etc. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: health
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag healthcare=alternative is used to map a facility for alternative medicine, also known as complementary medicine, integrative medicine, holistic medicine, natural medicine, etc. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_medicine

This tag is used to map a facility where alternative or complementary medicine services are provided by a practictioner who is not a nurse or physician. Examples include acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathy, physiatry, traditional Chinese medicine, etc.

  • See healthcare=counselling for a facility with a licensed health counselor.
  • See healthcare=midwife for a health professional who provides prenatal care and delivers babies (including traditional midwives).
  • See amenity=doctors or amenity=clinic for outpatient medical facilities where a physician (medical doctor) is available.
  • See healthcare=nurse for a healthcare facility where there is a nurse available.
  • See amenity=health_post for a healthcare facility where there is no nurse or doctor available.

How to map

Set a node node placed at the centrepoint of the facility, or draw as an area area drawn around the perimeter.

Add healthcare=alternative and the name=*, if there is a commonly used name.

healthcare:speciality=* can be added to specify the kind of alternative healthcare specialty which is practiced at the feature: e.g. healthcare:speciality=chiropractic, healthcare:speciality=acupuncture, healthcare:speciality=naturopathy, healthcare:speciality=traditional_chinese_medicine - see a longer list of proposed values at Specialities for healthcare=alternative

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