Also called: Health care facilities

Health facilities are places that provide health care. They include hospitals, clinics, outpatient care centers and specialized care centers, such as birthing centers and psychiatric care centers. When you choose a health facility, you might want to consider How close it is Whether your health insurance will pay for services there Whether your health care provider can treat you there The quality of the facility Quality is important. Some facilities do a better job than others. One way to learn about the quality of a facility is to look at report cards developed by state and consumer groups.