There are many different types of healthcare facilities. Each one is unique and has a unique way of caring for patients. Likewise, each healthcare setting can present different infection risks. Depending on where you go to receive care, it’s important to know the right questions to ask and the important infection prevention practices to observe so you (or a loved one) can support infection prevention efforts and have the safest experience possible.

Whether you’re in a healthcare facility or in the community, you can stay safe from infections.

Acute-Care (Hospital)

Doctor And Patient Talking To Each Other

Ambulatory Care (Outpatient)

Behavioral Health

Dental Facility

Dialysis Center

Long-Term Care

Public Health

Non-Healthcare Settings

Learn the basics of infection prevention.