|healthcare = centre|
|Unspecific healthcare facility. Usage without further specification is discouraged.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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healthcare=centre describes a physical healthcare facility with unspecified characteristics. Its usage without further specification is discouraged.
Please check if the facility fulfils one of the following criteria, and
either tag it more specifically:
- amenity=hospital if it provides in-patient medical treatment (i.e. having beds for patients staying several days),
- amenity=clinic if it is a a medical facility with more staff than a single doctor's office, but does not admit in-patients,
- amenity=doctors if it is an individual doctor's office, guideline is 1-10 members of staff,
- amenity=health_post if it is a village or neighbourhood health post, without a nurse or physician,
- healthcare=nurse if it is an office of a trained health professional who cares for people who are ill, injured or infirm, but who is not a physician.
- See Healthcare for a long list of healthcare facility tags which are currently being used and may be more appropriate
- healthcare:speciality=* or similar.
Undiscussed Automated and manual mass edits are discouraged.
Origins of the healthcare=centre tagging
- The key was defined in the original proposal for a "group of medical practices", but has been used less specifically:
- It is most common in India, where it has been used for at least 4 different kinds of facility which vary widely in size and complexity from inpatient hospitals to rural health posts with only 2 community health workers: "Community Health Centres" (see amenity=hospital), "Primary Health Centres" (see amenity=clinic), "Sub Centres" (see amenity=health_post) and "Dispensaries" (see amenity=doctors) - see on Wikipedia and on Wikipedia. Large parts of usage comes from the India Health Facilities Import.
- In France it has been used for a building which houses a "group of medical practices" which are each privately managed, but also for laboratories (healthcare=laboratory) and clinics (amenity=clinic).
- In Germany it is being used for vaccination centres against the Covid-19 pandemic, sub-tagged healthcare:speciality=vaccination + vaccination=covid19
- In many countries it is used for any kind of clinic, hospital, or medical practice which includes the word "centre / center" or a similar word in a related language.