Due to dramatic advances in medicine, many medical and surgical procedures that used to require Outpatient care can now be performed on an outpatient basis. Outpatient services generally include medically necessary treatments or procedures that do not require overnight, medically supervised care. Hence, outpatient care allows patients to return home while recovering.
Some of the outpatient services provided by most acute care general hospitals usually include:
Many acute care community hospitals also offer a wide variety of outpatient rehabilitative services such as occupational, cardiac, radiation, substance abuse and recreational or sports medicine therapies.
View VHI's 2018 Outpatient Guide and use our information to learn about which procedures are performed, find facilities by location and learn about the surgery, risks and benefits.