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hospitals

an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people.

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independent living facilities

ideal for individuals who can still live independently but enjoy having access to assistance when needed. Independent living communities provide their residents with convenient access to dining, medical care, entertainment and more.

3

Industrial health care center

a healthcare clinic that specializes in occupational medicine, providing therapy treatments for workplace injuries and other types of injuries, physical exams (DOT Physicals, Annuals, Workers' Comp) and a number of other services.

4

laboratories

a room or building equipped for scientific experiments, research, or teaching, or for the manufacture of drugs or chemicals.

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long-term care facilities

facilities that support the needs of people living with chronic health problems that affect their ability to perform everyday activities.

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Managed Care

a healthcare delivery system organized to manage cost, utilization, and quality.

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Medicaid

Government program the provides medical care for people whose income are below a certain level.

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medical offices

Offices that are privately owned by one doctor to large complexes that operate as corporations and employ many doctors and other healthcare professionals. Offer several different services such as minor surgery, examinations, and basic laboratory tests.

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Medicare

Insurance plan for people 65+ and for disabled (who have received social security benefits for at least 2 years). Medicare Part A covers hospital visits or home care. Medicare Part B covers outpatient, therapy, etc.

10

Mental Health Facilities

The Psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment. Includes guidance, counseling, and chemical abuse treatment centers.

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National Institutes of Health

primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research, founded in the late 1870s.