Outpatient services are medical procedures, surgeries, therapies, classes, or tests that are done in a qualified medical centre without the need for an overnight stay.

In general, outpatient centres focus on services for wellness and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. In these centres, a person may obtain childbirth education, diabetes education, counselling, imaging tests, lab tests, minor surgery, physiotherapy or occupational therapy, and drug rehabilitation.

Current as of: August 14, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine