A Clinic is a welfare building in Tropico 4. They provide basic healthcare to the island, which makes them important to build early on. Citizens who don't have access to modern healthcare will turn to traditional healing methods, which does nothing to help them. As time goes on, a single clinic will not be able to handle the island's population, so advanced islands will need to either build more clinics or switch to hospitals.
- Preventive Medicine: By focusing on preventing disease and injury, patients who visit the building will need healthcare 20% less often. This does not accumulate between visits.
- Obstetrics: By focusing on fertility and pregnancy, the chance of the woman in a patient's family becoming a mother increases by 50%.
- Gerontology: By focusing on the aging process, patients who visit the building will increase their lifespan by 1 year every visit, to a maximum of 5 years.