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    #1

    clinic/medical facility/health facility

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    Hi,
    I think they have the same meaning and can be interchangeable. Am I right?

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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    They might be. In what context do you want to use them?

    I have amended your thread title. Can you see what I have done?

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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They might be. In what context do you want to use them?
    For example suppose that it's 3:00 AM and I've got a terrible cold and need to see a doctor. In this context I want to say that I should go to the clinic/medical facility, health facility. Can all of them work here with the same meaning?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I have amended your thread title. Can you see what I have done?
    Yes, thank you. I think I had written the words "medical" and "health" in capital letters.

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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    Look at the spacing around the slash marks. Can you see how Rover's layout differs from your original?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    For example suppose that it's 3:00 AM and I've got a terrible cold and need to see a doctor. In this context I want to say that I should go to the clinic/medical facility, health facility. Can all of them work here with the same meaning?.
    Medical facility and health facility are general terms covering all sorts of places where you can receive medical attention - types. The one you go to at three o'clock in the morning will depend on which country and which part of the country you happen to be in.

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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    Where I am from, you can go to a 24-hour clinic to see a doctor in the early hours of the morning. I believe it would be quite a challenge to see a doctor in private clinics in western countries other than a hospital.
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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Where I am from, you can go to a 24-hour clinic to see a doctor in the early hours of the morning. I believe it would be quite a challenge to see a doctor in private clinics in western countries other than a hospital.
    A type of clinic called an urgent care facility has become common in American cities. They provide care to walk-in patients needing immediate (or, in many cases, eventual) attention, twenty-four hours a day. Many Americans rely on these clinics instead of having a family doctor, a luxury large numbers of Americans can't afford.
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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    As I've recently discovered, many urgent care facilities may have extended, but still limited hours, generally around 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (give or take an hour). Outside of those hours, you either have to wait or visit the ER.

    I had to stop at two recently while traveling, and one even shut down for the lunch hour, which of course was when I happened to be stopping in. I initially chalked that up to them and my local one as being in relatively small towns, but the third one was in a town of about 300,000 and still closed at 8:00 and didn't open until 9:00.

    I uncharitably labeled them as semi-urgent care....
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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    In my city, the 24/7 medical facilities are called 'accident and emergency'.
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    Re: clinic / Medical facility / Health facility

    It's the same in the UK.

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