The following is provided as an example exam room configuration in a new clinic that is being built by physicians in Rockland/Clarence Creek, Ontario. A group of physicians from the two communities have come together to build a new clinic streamlined around a model that provides efficient access to care in a collaborative care model under the funding program that has been established in Ontario. A perspective artist's rendition of the clinic can be seen at left. Click on the image to see a larger view.
When developing the clinic, the physicians and designers wanted to ensure consistency in terms of examination room layout and as a result, have designed the exam rooms to be identical to one another. As you can see from the example clinic layout, the rooms are large (10' x 12') giving 120 sq ft. of floor space. The average exam room is in the range of 75 to 100 sq ft, so these rooms are quite spacious. In addition, a sink is placed at the foot of the bed in each room to facilitate examinations without needing to walk across the room. All rooms have a desk with a printer and fixed station with adequate space for two chairs side-by-side next to the desk. The door opens towards the foot of the exam table protecting the privacy of a patient who may be undergoing an examination. Click on the image to see a larger view.
While this is a simple layout, it is extremely functional and provides plenty of space for physician and patients.
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