If you're building a website for your private clinic, hospital, beauty care salon, or any other type of healthcare service, you need to keep in mind the particularities of your field. You have a specific type of customers that you're dealing with (patients), your services are quite special, too, and the registration or booking forms that you will ask your patients to fill will need to gather a certain type of information.
To make this job easier for yourself, you can use a plugin designed particularly for your case. There are countless medical plugins out there. In this article, we are going to look at 10 of the top plugins that were specially designed for healthcare websites.
Doctor Appointment Booking
Although this plugin's name is limited to booking, it actually enables you to set up a comprehensive system for your clinic that can help you with everything from managing the chambers and setting up appointments, to issuing invoices and prescriptions as well as storing your patients' history. The registration process that the plugin facilitates for patients is quite convenient. On the frontend, patients will get to select a date for an appointment, provide their info, send you messages to come with the application, make the request, and pay the fees. The plugin is integrated with PayPal and Stripe.
On your side, you will get to easily browse through the appointments, filter them however you wish, access your patients' profiles, and create prescriptions for them. The prescription form provided by the plugin is pretty minimalistic and easy to deal with. After you fill it in, you can print it to give out to the patient. The patient's history feature is quite powerful, too. It isn't restricted to medical history, but rather enables you to store and access your patients' medical, prescription, appointment, and payment history. In the end, you will get to issue invoices very easily for your patients. You can use these features to run multiple chambers or clinics simultaneously since the plugin is designed for that.
The MediCenter theme was designed to work for both private clinics and large health institutions. It can even be modified to fit a beauty center. The plugin comes with the premium version of Visual Composer, which you can use to adjust it to any theme you want using a simple drag-and-drop interface with countless tools and features to perfect your designs. Slider Revolution is also built-in with the plugin, which can add a more dynamic touch to the content.
The theme enables you to list your services quite easily and in an organized manner, and it does the same for staff and departments. There is a separate built-in plugin that handles the timetable, too. Last but not least, this theme allows you to benefit from a lifetime of its updates completely free of charge.
- Price: Theme ($59) – Theme, Setup &Hosting ($19/month)
Medicare is not just one theme, but rather a multiple-theme plugin, exclusively designed for medical, veterinary, and healthcare services in general. Depending on the specialty of the clinic or organization that it's used to, Medicare provides 12 different layout options for you to choose from. There are clinic, cardiology, surgery, dentist, optometrist, laboratory, general hospital, cosmetic surgery, pediatric clinic, veterinary, psychiatrist, and physiatrist templates. Each of these specialties has its own template with its own special layout, design, and structure to fit its particular needs.
Through these templates, you'll be able to show your timetable, display your work and results using before & after images, and facilitate online booking for your patients. You can also use the plugin's Bold Builder in order to easily create content, and there are more than 500 Google Fonts and a library of medical icons to use in decorating the content. More importantly, Medicare supports WooCommerce, which you can use in selling your medical products to patients, receiving their payments, and issuing invoices. Patients will be able to estimate the costs of the products and the appointments using the plugin's cost calculator.
- Price: $99
This theme is way more advanced than pretty much all of the other ones on the list in many respects. For each function, there are several quite robust tools. First things first, the designs are taken care of using SiteOrigin's Page Builder, the Sass theme builder, and CSS3. You'll get to customize each element according to your own taste without needing to look up any complex design methods. Also, Contact Form 7 is built-in with the plugin, which you can use in flexibly creating your forms in order to gather all of the details you want about your patients. Besides these, the theme is compatible with several other extremely useful plugins, include WPML, Slider Revolution, and LayerSlider5. The latter two can be used in adding some animation effects to the content.
If you're not willing to make your own designs, the theme already comes with several layout options that you can use right away and just tweak a little bit to fit your purpose. There is a live editor with the theme that will let you preview the changes in real time. Along with the main designs, there are around 30 types of custom widgets that you can add to the pages, as well as a library of MedicPress icons to mark the content with.
Hospital & Doctor Directory
This plugin's function is to help you set up a directory system for doctors and hospitals, and there are several ways in which the plugin enables you to make money out of this system. You can charge users for adding, claiming, or viewing any of your listings, and at the same time, your directory can include reservation forms which themselves can be sources of revenue.
That way you can have two lines of profitable users: the doctors/hospitals and the patients. You can charge the doctors and hospitals in order to list them on your website, and charge the patients who get to view these listed names and book appointments with any of them. The plugin even has a feature that lets you set up subscription plans for patients. You can provide free trials, daily/monthly/annual subscriptions, one-time payments, and various other plans.
The Hospital & Doctor Directory plugin is integrated with Visual Composer, which you can use in visually designing your directory in order to make it more navigable. It is also integrated with MailChimp, which means that you can turn your directory with its subscription, listing, and booking forms into a lead generation tool. For the payments, the plugin supports both PayPal and Stripe. Finally, it can be translated into 15 languages: US English, UK English, Russian, German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, Persian, Arabic, and Swedish.
Now that's a plugin that deserves more attention. There are already more than 1700 medical websites running on it, but it can easily contend with those that have hundreds of thousands of users. With more than 12 header styles, a convenient visual builder, parallax effects, Google Fonts, more than 1000 medical icons, Revolution Slider's animation effects, and countless coloring options, Apicona will let you put together a truly decent website for your clinic or hospital.
The theme facilitates advanced search features for your users which will help them reach the service they are looking for more easily. The plugin is also fully compatible with both WordPress and WooCommerce, which will enable you to run a professional online store on your WordPress website without you having to dig into any technicalities. Add to all of this that your content will be automatically optimized for search engines, granting you better rankings.
If you want to build a website for your clinic, hospital, or physiotherapy center, Clinic Pro can be a good pick for you. Clinic Pro comes with the Elementor page builder, which is among the smoothest and most intuitive content building interfaces used by WordPress websites. Using Elementor, you'll be able to choose from among several layout options, customize widgets, and manage the typography and coloring. There are unlimited color options that come with the plugin.
Clinic Pro is integrated with WooCommerce, which you can use in managing your online medical shop by utilizing the platform's shopping interface and payment gateways. The best part is that all of these features are made completely mobile-friendly. Users will be able to access your website, make appointments, and purchase products from your store using any device. The plugin also prioritizes loading speed, and these two features (mobile-friendliness and speed) can totally transform your ranking on search engines, especially Google. It will make your website pass Google’s mobile testing suite which again can boost your SEO capabilities.
- Price: $69
This theme was designed to match the needs of healthcare providers of all kinds, from doctors and dentists to chiropractors and veterinary clinics. It facilitates everything that the provider of any of these services can need. Users will be able to view your timetable and make appointments, and you'll be able to manage the bookings for various departments very easily. There are countless layout options and combinations that you can try out. With more than 10 header layouts, 20 footer layouts, 30 page templates, 600 Google Fonts, and tons of animation effects, there is a lot of experimentation that can go on with this theme.
No matter what design you decide to go to, you can guarantee that it will operate at an amazing speed and that all of your content will be responsive to mobile phones and tablets. All of the content is automatically optimized for search engines, and this paired with the speed feature can guarantee you better rankings on Google and several other search engines.
The Cosmedical theme provides high levels of flexibility and quality through an easily manageable interface. The theme comes with unlimited color schemes which you can access, use, and preview via the plugin's frontend color picker.
It also supports many post formats, including galleries, videos, and audio posts. Video, in particular, is given great attention in this theme, enabling you to embed or upload videos throughout the entire website. Besides the media posts, the theme provides templates for service, testimonial, and staff posts. All of that content can be animated thanks to the plugin's integration with Revolution Slider. By the way, Revolution Slider is normally sold for $19, but you get it for free with Cosmedical.
The theme's layout is fully-responsive, and can be displayed and easily used via any device. It is specially optimized for high-resolution devices and Retina Display. The whole theme is also ready for translation to any language. Finally, as the admin, you will find detailed help when you try to use any of Cosmedical's features in the theme's extensive video documentation.
Medical Way is a 100% WordPress-friendly medical theme that you can install in a few simple steps completely free of charge. The theme is simple yet pretty practical. You can easily customize it to fit your own needs using its drag-and-drop interface.
Through that same interface, you'll be able to add nine different types of custom widgets, each with its own function. That is especially important in the case of doctors or hospitals since there are many things that need to be clarified to the patients about the services as well as forms to be filled. Among the sections that you can add to the theme is a testimonials section, and there is a slider effect that can be applied to this section/widget.
This is among the few medical themes that have a section specially-created for the team. You can introduce your doctors and team members to the patients which can definitely help establish a sense of trust. There are sections for the services and departments as well. Last but not least, Medical Way enables you to add social sharing buttons to your website and have your content exposed.
What About Traffic & Conversions?
Plugins are great when they solve specific problems in an elegant way. They can make your website work better, engage your audience, and build your brand.
A plugin won't autogenerate traffic or guarantee conversions though. It won't magically turn your website into a thriving, cash-generating online business
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