A pediatric clinic is an important fixture in any neighborhood. After all, healthcare is a universal need and ensuring kids grow up healthy and well taken care of is on any parent’s mind. If you’re planning to open a new pediatric clinic, you’ll want to know these 4 things a new pediatric clinic won’t succeed without.
The first thing a new pediatric clinic needs is visibility. If you have preexisting branches of the same clinic, ensure your new branch is well advertised within them. Put up an eye-catching notice within other branches alerting people to the new branch. There’s a good chance that many of your existing patients and their families live closer to the new branch than the one they currently visit. You should also update current business cards to include the new branch and its phone number.
While branch visibility within your existing network of patients is important, what’s more important is expanding your reach. Building a new branch means taking on more patients. The #1 thing that brings in prospective patients to a new pediatric clinic is an attractive clinic building.
When a new building is constructed in a a suburban or commercial area, the locals take notice. If you intend to build an entrance sign that’s separate from the building, install your sign before construction is finished. This will give locals time to spread the word that a new pediatric clinic is being built.
Your finished clinic being attractive and modern is the final, key step to visibility. Heidan Construction is well-versed in medical clinic construction. However, we also have a focus in modern design. We’re the perfect company to provide eye-catching brilliance in the form of a shiny, new, clinic office space.
While curb appeal is important for a new pediatric clinic, so is interior appeal. When a new or prospective patient steps into your clinic, their first impression is everything. This is especially true for a pediatric clinic. Children make snap judgements very quickly. If your interior doesn’t immediately satisfy them, they may decide they don’t like your clinic at all. While parents make the final say in what clinic their kids go to, a child committed to complaining or one who’s intimidated by your interior is one who can convince their parents to take them elsewhere.
Ensuring the color design is friendly but professional is a balance that many people fail to strike. Toddlers aren’t the only ones your clinic will serve. We can create a design that appeals to toddlers and teens alike.
When designing a medical office that’s specifically meant for children, it’s important to make the building child-accessible. This means placing windows low enough for children to comfortably look out. It means including sinks at a lower height in restrooms. We should also be providing gender neutral bathrooms with changing spaces that any parent can use. Your new pediatric clinic should never prove to be an obstacle for parents or children.
Comfortable Waiting Area
And, finally, we can’t forget the importance of a comfortable waiting area. While any medical clinic or doctor’s office should have a waiting area, pediatric waiting areas come with extra needs. There should be enough space for small children to entertain themselves, but also for adults to sit and relax for a while. While many adults show up to adult clinics by themselves, nearly every patient at a pediatric clinic will have someone with them who has to wait.
Give us a call at Heidan Construction if you need someone to design and construct your new pediatric clinic in Toronto. We know what makes a medical office successful and we look forward to putting that knowledge to good use.