Definitions for "Out-patient"
A patient who is outside a hospital, but receives medical aid from it.
A medical patient who receives treatment at a hospital, especially in an emergency room, but is not admitted to stay overnight. Distinguished from inpatient, who is assigned to a room to reside there while being treated.
This is a patient admitted to a hospital, clinic or other health care facility for treatment that does not require an overnight stay.
A person receiving mental health services from a community mental health center, a private psychiatrist, or any other mental health professional while living independently, with friends or relatives, or in a boarding home.