- See also Hospitals
Clinics are welfare & media buildings in Tropico 5. They provide basic healthcare to the island, which makes them important to build early in the World Wars era. They don't exist in the Colonial Era, probably because the fields of pharmacology and surgery were weak until doctors could rely on proper anesthesia and adequate germ-reduction practices, again something that we strove towards in the Industrial Age. Also, as mentioned in the Tropico 5 Travel Guide, Tropicans love to eat corn and "...corn is very healthy and keeps you slim. Tastes especially good with fried chicken..." so they basically don't need healthcare in the Colonial Era.
Clinics should be replaced with hospitals as soon as possible.
Building Type: Welfare & Media
Recommended Manager - Administrator or Cheapskate
Era Unlocked - World Wars
Research Required - None
Wealth Required - Broke (Poor with the Paid Healthcare edict).
- Hospitalization Wing: For $5,000, the maximum number of visitors can be increased by 50.
- Obstetrics Wing: For $2,000, a new clinic wing will increase the Birth Rate on the island by 10% (max 50%).