The Anatomy of a good Medical Website Design
Here is a small idea of how Medical Website design has progressed over the last few years.
These websites demonstrate some of the more important elements I’d expect on the website home page as a regular user looking for some services or advice.
1. Something telling me not to panic.
A soothing light color scheme and some phrase in the header saying they can help no matter what. Small flash animation showing the photos of nurses, surgeons, doctors with convincing calming phrases would be perfect.
Search area is vital. That means easy access to the needed information.
3. Testimonials area.
I feel a bit scared and desperate and I want to know what others say. In other words I need someone to calm me down and tell that everything is gonna be okay.
4. A big obvious button to Request an Appointment.
Well that’s exactly the reason why I have finally come to the website of the medical center. I want to request an appointment and I’d be grateful if you could point me to the right direction right away. Comparing to other websites that’s the same calls to action, they should be big enough and obvious.
5. Phone number.
The phone number should be in big letters somewhere on top right area. If that’s an emergency I’ll definitely would like to make a call.
6. Quick links.
Quick links to women’s health, physical health, healthy living or to frequently requested patient and visitor information.
7. Big multilevel menu on top.
Big multilevel menu on top giving access to all the sections possible. This is probably one of the website types when the larger number of sub menus can’t hurt. It’s simple, if you know nothing about medicine or doctors you won’t be able to find anything on the medical website without these multiple helping links.
8. Community engagement.
Link to forum, blog or some knowledge center. People are social creatures yet afraid of doctors and all of us would probably study all the possible literature and cases before visiting the doctors. Here’s when the forum with the doctor advice would be real handy.