Facility Types

The facility types included in the 2010 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities are listed below. For more details about the content of the document, please download the complete table of contents.


  • General hospitals
  • Small primary care hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Rehabilitation hospitals and other facilities

Ambulatory Care Facilities

  • Primary care outpatient centers
  • Small primary care (neighborhood) outpatient facilities
  • Freestanding outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities
  • Freestanding urgent care facilities
  • Freestanding cancer treatment facilities
  • Outpatient surgical facilities
  • Office surgical facilities
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy facilities
  • Renal dialysis centers
  • Outpatient psychiatric centers
  • Outpatient rehabilitation facilities

Residential Health Care Facilities

  • Nursing facilities
  • Hospice facilities
  • Assisted living facilities

Other Health Care Facilities

  • Mobile, transportable, and relocatable units
  • Freestanding birth centers
  • Adult day health care facilities

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