Outpatient services are medical procedures, surgeries, therapies, classes, or tests
that are done in a qualified medical center without the need for an overnight
In general, outpatient centers focus on services for wellness and
prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. In these centers, a
person may obtain childbirth education, diabetes education, counseling, imaging
tests, lab tests, minor surgery, physical or occupational therapy, and
drug rehabilitation. Government and health agencies rate and report on
outpatient facilities and can help a person find a local, high-quality
outpatient service center.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
The Health Encyclopedia contains general health information. Not all treatments or services described are covered benefits for Kaiser Permanente members or offered as services by Kaiser Permanente. For a list of covered benefits, please refer to your Evidence of Coverage or Summary Plan Description. For recommended treatments, please consult with your health care provider.