Tag:healthcare=doctor

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Doctors stethoscope 2.jpg
Description
A place to get medical attention or a check up from a physician. Used in addition to amenity=doctors Edit or translate this description.
Group: Health
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A doctor's office is a place you can go to get medical attention or a check up from a physician; also known as a  Doctor's surgery in the UK. This feature is normally tagged amenity=doctors, but some mappers also add healthcare=doctor in addition.

How to map

Use the tag healthcare=doctor on a node node placed at the centrepoint of the building, or on a closed way (area) area drawn around the perimeter of the building. The more common tag amenity=doctors is almost always added as well.

Specialities of medical practitioners

The speciality of a physician (medical doctor) can be tagged using the key healthcare:speciality=*.

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* - The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s)
  • operator=* - Сompany, corporation, person or any other entity who is directly in charge of the current operation of a map object
  • Address - "addr" is the prefix for several addr:* keys to describe addresses
  • contact:phone=* or phone=* - A telephone number associated with the object
  • contact:website=* or website=* - Specifying the link to the official website for a feature
  • opening_hours=* - Describes when something is open or closed, there is a specific standard format for this data
  • wheelchair=* - Indicate if a special place can be used with wheelchairs

Common tagging mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

See also