"Primary care'"

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How would folks translate the term 'primary care'? The dictionary on this site doesn't have a translation. I need to be able to use the term to distinguish between the different departments in the clinic I work at: primary care, mental health, family planning, etc.

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updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Joy

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Sorry, I didn't notice that Peter had already given that!

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Works for me! Thanks to both of you.

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Joy
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I did find this:

Primary Care Physician (PCP) = Médico de atención primaria (MAP)

Would "atención primaria" work in your context'

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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I think the meanings are pretty similar -- referring to the same kind of care. In essence it's like the general practitioner, the one who does everything that doesn't require a specialist.

James Santiago said:

Joy, it would probably help us answer if you described exactly what this term means in English. I have heard of primary care only in the context of primary care physician, which seems to be different from what you are talking about, since in that context it is not a department category, but rather the main physician who provides care under an insurance plan. Or am I mistaken?

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updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Joy
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Joy, it would probably help us answer if you described exactly what this term means in English. I have heard of primary care only in the context of primary care physician, which seems to be different from what you are talking about, since in that context it is not a department category, but rather the main physician who provides care under an insurance plan. Or am I mistaken'

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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I think this is about right, or wrong!

Atención Primaria

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Pete-HKK