Doctor Office Design for Your New Practice: Everything You Need to Know

Doctor Office Design for Your New Practice: Everything You Need to Know

October 23, 2020 - Arminco inc.

Did you know that 65% of men tend to wait as long as possible to see a medical health professional when they have an injury? Some are embarrassed, others don't want to be judged, but most simply don't feel comfortable. After all, most doctor office designs aren't the most welcoming.

In fact, most feature bland colors and promote cheesy catchphrases in order to increase a healthy lifestyle. So how do you design a successful doctor's office?

Don't worry; with this guide, you can find out! From the basic legal requirements to the must needed furniture, you can make your doctor's office one of a kind.

Now, are you ready to dive in? Here's an insider look at how to design a doctor office:

What Are the Legal Requirements?

Thankfully, there aren't too many legal requirements for designing a doctor's office. Although there are a couple of requirements that you should abide by. For example, the law states the medical practice's height should be no less than 3.1 meters, while the area depending on the size of the practice, should be around 12 to 15m.

Also, if you're planning on living in the office, there are requirements you need to follow. All medical rooms, waiting rooms, and even bathrooms for the staff should be separate from your living quarters.

In fact, it's best if you have a separate door where patients can walk through that doesn't merge into your home. That way, your home life, and workday are two totally different spaces.

Furniture and Decor Is a Must

In a doctor's office, comfortable furniture is a must. Even though it's a doctor's office, the space should be comfortable and certainly welcoming for all.

For example, in the waiting area, place large puffy chairs, a loveseat, or a couch or two along with up to date magazines and some engaging kid toys. It's important that the waiting area is comfortable for whoever comes to sit down and wait for an appointment.

While in each medical room, make sure to place a few chairs either by the door or along the nearest wall. In fact, you can use these chairs to your advantage. Purchase chairs that have bottom racks that way, you can use them to put extra supplies such as gloves, tissues, or even masks.

Just don't forget to hang some decorative paintings around the office. That way, your office design is bright and cozy and less stale and dreary.

Adaptive to All People With Disabilities

Approximately 61 million U.S adults live with a disability that impacts their daily life. Adapting doctor's offices to fit the needs of people with disabilities is crucial. Not only will these additions make the space easier to move through, but it will make it safer for all.

Here are some elements you should consider:

  • Remove stairs, narrow hallways, steep driveways, and railings that don't include safety rails.
  • Provide doors that are wide enough to move through, even with a wheelchair.
  • Provide bathrooms equipped for people with disabilities with railings above the toilet and wider stalls.

Create a Beautiful Doctor Office Design Today

Creating a beautiful doctor's office design may sound difficult, but if you use these three tips, you'll be successful in no time. Just don't forget to hang some decorative paintings around the office and put some decor here and there. It will make the office more bright and welcoming for all patients.

If you're interested in designing a new medical space, contact us today. We look forward to helping you!

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