Here’s Why Healthcare Needs Modular Construction
Healthcare is an ever-growing industry and modular medical clinics are popping up across the country. This past year, 84.3% of adults had contact with a healthcare professional, and 93.6% of children had contact as well. The number of physician visits totaled 883.7 million, according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The demand for medical care, both inpatient and outpatient, does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. And this is more apparent than ever due to the concerns of COVID-19.
According to Society for Participatory Medicine, healthcare clinics have become increasingly popular to the general public. Most times, it’s for regular physical checkups. “People generally visit the walk-in clinic for basic health services related to colds, sore throats, minor cuts, wounds, and general immunizations. Patients have begun to use the clinics for managing their chronic conditions such as hypertension, asthma and diabetes; or to check their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol”.
Walk-in clinics such as Patient First or Urgent Care are great options for patients who do not have a life-threatening emergency that requires an ER visit. These clinics which often operate 24/7 can provide medical attention to a variety of patients, which clears up ER waiting rooms, and hospitals that need to be focusing on patients who are in a more serious need of medical attention. Flexible business hours, low wait times, and affordable costs make walk-in clinics a great option for patients.
Family doctors have been essential to the healthcare industry for decades. They provide both personalized care to patients, as well as preventative care services. As a result, this is what keeps existing health conditions at bay, such as asthma or diabetes. These frequent checkups with a primary care physician can prevent costly hospitalizations down the road.
Most private practices are outdated and ready for a new office building. They sometimes need refurbished exam rooms, or building extensions. Many physicians are considering the term “EBD” when basing decisions on remodeling. EBD (evidence-based design) examines how the healthcare environment can influence both perception and outcomes in patients. For instance, a calming environment is very important to patients. In fact, many hospitals, health centers, and private practices are adopting EBD when considering new construction, expansion, or remodeling.
Adding additional exam rooms can be quite feasible with modular construction. They can be added whether you’re a hospital, walk-in clinic, or private practice.
The following medical facilities are all examples of how modular clinics can be used. Each medical clinic is designed for their specific use and specifications.
- Behavioral Health Facilities
- Urgent Care Clinics
- Wellness Clinics
- Outpatient Surgery Centers
- Dialysis Facility
- Primary Care Offices
- Diagnostic Imaging Centers
- Dental Offices
- Ambulatory Care
- Rehabilitation Offices
- Veterinarian Offices
- Dental Offices
- Physical Therapy Offices
Benefits of Temporary Medical Clinics
Sometimes hospitals or clinics need temporary space to maintain the flow of patients. Often times, they need space when undergoing major construction at their larger, permanent facility. Temporary modular offices can provide exam rooms, waiting areas, and office space for medical staff and patients. Once the customer no longer needs their building, they can return it back to their supplier. Flexible lease options are also available.
Benefits of Permanent Medical Clinics
Medical clinics can be built with permanent construction methods, too. It’s important to note, that all modular construction is performed using high-quality materials. They always meet necessary local and state building codes. Often times, customer’s choose to design their clinics; matching the exterior finishes or aesthetics of an existing structure on their property.
Vanguard Modular Medical Clinics
Vanguard Modular can provide you with a top-of-the-line modular medical clinic, meeting applicable building codes and requirements. Modular medical clinics offer speed of delivery, with less capital. We have a team of professionals that possess the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver you with the ideal clinic or facility you are searching for.
We can build single-story buildings, multi-story buildings, or additions for practically any size healthcare facility. Visit our project gallery and floor plans to help you to get an idea of what possibilities are available. Request A Quote or call 877-438-8627 for no obligation information.