Pediatric offices are spaces that require special consideration when designing. What does it mean to take a thoughtful approach to medical interior design? In short, it means creating a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and efficient. It takes into account the needs of both patients and staff and strives to create an environment that is welcoming and comfortable. And when the office is designed for children, it is even more important to consider all of these factors.
Creating a pediatric office that is both inviting and functional can be a challenge, but it is one in which our team at Heidi Core Interior Design excels. Heidi H. Core, RID, IIDA has over 25 years of experience in designing medical offices, and she understands the unique challenges that come with designing for children. She takes a thoroughly-researched and careful approach to every project, ensuring that the end result is a space that meets the needs of all who will set foot inside. If you are considering redesigning your pediatric office, or if you are in the process of building a new one, we would love to work with you. Contact us today to learn more about our services. In Birmingham, AL, you can reach us by calling (205) 259-8780 or by filling out our contact form.
- 1 About Heidi Core Interior Design
- 2 The Heidi Core Approach
- 3 Interior Design For Children’s Healthcare Practices
- 4 What are the Benefits of Designing with Heidi Core?
- 5 Patient Considerations
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 What is the Cost of Pediatric Interior Design in Alabama?
- 8 References
About Heidi Core Interior Design
Heidi Core is a licensed interior designer with experience in both commercial and residential design. Some of the factors she takes into consideration when designing pediatric offices include
- The age range of the patients that will be seen in the office
- The types of services that will be provided
- The overall atmosphere that the office should convey
- The need for privacy
- The importance of play and laughter
- The need for a calm, soothing environment for patients who may be nervous about their visit
Heidi knows that something as simple as the color scheme in a waiting room can make all the difference in how children (and their parents) feel about visiting the doctor. And, there’s research to prove it! In a study of children’s responses to color in a pediatric office setting, children from ages 5-14 years had the most positive response to colors in the cool family: blues, greens, and purples.  Parents certainly don’t need to think about this when considering a pediatrician to care for their children, but it may subconsciously influence their decision. A beautiful office is important, and so is one that sets your patients’ minds at ease.
The Heidi Core Approach
Heidi Core Interior Design is a full-service design firm, meaning we handle everything from the initial consultation to the final installation. We will work with you to create a custom design that fits your needs, and we will oversee every aspect of the project to ensure that it is completed on time and within budget.
Each area of your office must be designed with both form and function in mind. In other words, the office must not only look good but also support everyone who uses it, including the staff.
Heidi has been designing medical offices for over 25 years, and she has a deep understanding of the unique challenges that come with this type of design. Contact us today to learn more about Heidi, and her services, or to schedule a consultation. Call (205) 259-8780 or by filling out our contact form.
Interior Design For Children’s Healthcare Practices
Heidi Core Interior Design specializes in creating beautiful, charming, fun, and creative spaces while maintaining functional and safe environments necessary for children’s healthcare practices. We understand the unique needs of our clients in the medical industry and strive to create spaces that are not only inviting but also promote healing and provide a positive experience for patients and families.
Designing for pediatrics is different than any other type of design. In order to create a space that is both functional and appealing to children, we take into account the specific needs of our young patients. We consider everything from the waiting room to the exam rooms and even the nurses’ station when designing a pediatric healthcare facility.
Heidi Core Interior Design has extensive experience in designing children’s healthcare practices. She and her team have worked with many different types of practices. No matter the size or scope of the project, we always put the needs of our clients and their patients first.
If you are interested in learning more about our interior design services for children’s healthcare practices, please contact us today!
What are the Benefits of Designing with Heidi Core?
There are many benefits to working with Heidi Core Interior Design, including:
- A deep understanding of the unique challenges that come with designing medical offices, especially pediatric ones
- The ability to create a custom design that fits your needs and budget
- The experience and knowledge to handle every aspect of the project from start to finish
- A commitment to client satisfaction
- A team of professionals who are passionate about their work
Incorporating Your Community Into Our Design
Some of our clients want their designs to reflect the unique character of their community. Heidi accomplishes this in a number of ways, by using local artwork or incorporating landmarks that are specific to the area. This is just one of the ways she personalizes her designs to fit the needs of clients.
Designing for the Future
When you work with Heidi Core Interior Design, you can be confident that your office will not only look good upon completion, but will also be able to accommodate any future changes or expansions. We take a long-term view of design, and we will work with you to create a space that can be easily modified as your needs change.
Each of our spaces is designed to provide clinician office space and an accommodating workspace for physicians and nurses. Supplies have designated areas and adequate storage. We focus on the layout so that your day-to-day operations can run smoothly, and so that providers can give the very best level of care. Medical offices aren’t just a reflection of the brand or ethos of your practice, they also affect how parents evaluate the quality of the care that their child is receiving. Well-established studies have proven that patient satisfaction is almost entirely influenced by how the physician communicates and expresses concern for the patient, rather than the technical aspects of the medical services.(2) A beautifully designed office that takes your patients’ needs and comfort into consideration shows that you are committed to their care.
Because the success of your practice hinges on patient satisfaction, we design with patient satisfaction in mind. Exam rooms are welcoming and comfortable with ample space for parents. The waiting room is designed for distracting and relaxing entertainment, with a variety of seating options that appeal to all ages.
Whether you are looking to redesign your existing pediatric office or build a new one from scratch, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation. Reach us by calling (205) 259-8780 today!
When designing a pediatric office, it is important to take into account the needs and wants of the patients; this includes creating an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable so patients feel at ease, as well as providing opportunities for patients to be involved in their own care. For example, incorporating educational materials and activities into the space can help children feel more connected to their care and understand what is happening.
It is important to remember that the needs of pediatric patients vary depending on age and developmental stage. For example, infants and toddlers need a quiet and soothing environment, while older children prefer more stimulation. Additionally, all children should feel safe and secure in the office.
By creating a visually engaging space, and an immersive atmosphere, we can create a more positive experience for them and improve outcomes overall. By using form, materials, color, and texture wisely, Heidi Core creates spaces where patients and their families feel like they belong so that they can be confident that their needs will be met.
To begin your design journey with Heidi Core, please call (205) 259-8780 to schedule a personal consultation in Birmingham, Alabama. We will come to your office, get to know you and your staff, and talk about your specific design needs and goals. Your staff can provide key insights into what works, and what they would like to see in their work environment. We will also tour your existing space to get a sense of the existing conditions; this consultation is complimentary and there is no obligation to hire us for your project.
If this is a new design, we will talk about your ideal office space. We will ask you questions like
- What type of feeling do you want your patients and families to have when they come into your office?
- What type of image would you like to project to the community?
- What are your space needs and requirements?
- Do you have a budget in mind?
- What is your time frame for the project?
The consultation is your chance to start a conversation, gain insight, and learn more about how carefully considered interior design can transform your practice.
What is the Cost of Pediatric Interior Design in Alabama?
After our initial consultation, we will put together a proposal that outlines our recommendations for your space. Heidi’s proposal will include an estimate of the fees for our services. If you decide to move forward with the project, we will begin working through scheduled phases of the project, and keep you informed as to every step of the process.
For Heidi, medical interior design is a passion she takes seriously, but one that she finds incredibly exciting and fun. She looks forward to working with you and creating a space that you and your patients will love for years to come. Call (205) 259-8780 today!
- Lamar University – Beaumont ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. How does the use of color in pediatricians’ offices affect children’s perceptions of well-being? – ProQuest. www.proquest.com. Published 2004. Accessed November 14, 2022. https://www.proquest.com/openview/0d65c39801bec0300016bce2171c5734/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y
- Young, P. C. (1985). Why Families Change Pediatricians. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 139(7), 683. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140090045024