Anishinaabe Word of The Day

Clinic (aakozi-gamigoons)

clinic (or outpatient clinic or ambulatory care clinic) is a health facility that is primarily focused on the care of outpatients. Clinics can be privately operated or publicly managed and funded. They typically cover the primary care needs of populations in local communities, in contrast to larger hospitals which offer more specialized treatments and admit inpatients for overnight stays.

Most commonly, the English word clinic refers to a general practice, run by one or more general practitioners offering small therapeutic treatments, but it can also mean a specialist clinic. Some clinics retain the name “clinic” even while growing into institutions as large as major hospitals or becoming associated with a hospital or medical school.


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Gii-o-miigiwe omiskwiim awe ingos iwidi aakoziiwigamigong.
My son went to the hospital to donate his blood.

Aakoziiwigamigong gii-izhaa gii-o-bajiishka’ond.
He went to the hospital and got a shot.

Awasi-dibikong gii’-madwe-zaaga’am aakoziiwigamigong.
I heard that he come out of the hospital two nights ago.

Aakoziiyigamigong dapine.
He’s in the hospital sick.