WordPress themes for medical and healthcare practices

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Cathy Ngo

Are you looking for medical or healthcare WordPress themes for your website? Choosing a WordPress theme tailored to your industry means you can quickly start work on a great-looking website that patients and suppliers will find easy to use.

We’ve hand-picked three of our favourite medical and healthcare WordPress themes for you to try.

What is a WordPress theme?

It’s helpful to know first what a WordPress theme is.

A WordPress theme determines the overall look and feel of your website. Themes are made up of a group of files on the back end. These include all the images and code as well as the style sheet that determines the overall appearance and capabilities of your website.

A theme can control something as big as your site’s layout or something as small as your hyperlink colours.

Free vs. paid WordPress themes

But before we talk spending money, it’s important to know that there are plenty of high-quality WordPress themes that are completely free. In fact, there are There are thousands of them on WordPress.org.

However, there are drawbacks to free themes. For instance, the customer support is usually minimal or nonexistent and the updates can be ‘ad-hoc.’ Using a theme that’s not regularly updated opens you to potential cyber attack, a threat that’s all-to-real for health and medical sites already.

On the other hand, paid (premium) themes offer better customer support and updates, along with increased features and functionality. This is important if you’re new to WordPress and have limited experience in building websites.

Or you could just skip the free vs. paid question altogether

There is another option. GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress offers a selection of ready-built WordPress themes designed for the medical and health industry. The theme gallery includes themes for dozens of health-related segments — from private practice to occupational therapy, urgent care and home health care.

The Managed WordPress includes:

  • A domain name. This will serve as your web address.
  • Reliable hosting, with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.
  • Award-winning support 24/7 — you’ll never be left on your own.

GoDaddy has already taken care of the complex and confusing techie-programming. Plus they automatically handle routine WordPress updates and security patches as they are released.

Here's a list of a few GoDaddy WordPress themes that offer good functionality and features.

1. Mills WordPress theme

The Mills WordPress theme is an excellent example of a fresh and streamlined website template that lends itself wonderfully to any type of medical practice. The crisp, contemporary styling evokes strong feelings of competency and trust.

  • GoDaddy’s QuickStart Wizard recommends a theme based on your answers to two questions.
  • Easy design tools make it easy to replace generic text with your own information.
  • Mills displays well on both desktop, laptop and handheld devices.

This theme is suitable for any GP, clinic, lab or pharmacy. Just swap out the photos, choosing from the large royalty-free image gallery that comes with it, or upload your own to suit your business.

2. Bennett WordPress Theme

The Bennett colour palette communicates professional competence with its modern design and calming colour palette. The menu bar helps current and potential patients find the information they need quickly and easily.

Like all GoDaddy WordPress themes, Bennett:

  • Comes with photos and text related to your business already filled in. Just adjust to suit your clinic, lab or pharmacy.
  • Requires no coding experience to use — just the ability to point, click and type.
  • Includes reliable hosting with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.

Managed WordPress automatically installs all WordPress updates and security patches for you.

3. Trainer WordPress Theme

Trainer is a theme that taps into the unconscious need we all have to self improve. Its clean lines and easy-to-read font makes this a go-to for wellness practitioners.

Trainer, as well as all GoDaddy WordPress themes, comes with:

  • A catalogue of fonts, layouts and colour choices that you can swipe through until you find one to match the decor and ambiance of your physical offices.
  • An optional blog so you can keep in touch with clients through regular articles, photos and timely reminders.
  • Includes award-winning WordPress help from experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Refine this theme using the Preview and Edit buttons, toggling back and forth until it’s just right. Then simply click Publish.

Tips on choosing a WordPress theme

Picking a good WordPress theme depends on your website goals. Overall, when deciding on a theme, the things to look out for are:

  • Clean, simple-to-navigate design.
  • A look that fits your practice’s personality.
  • Great functionality. Although not required for every practice, it’s a positive experience if customers can make appointments on your website.

WordPress themes are highly customisable, so it’s less important to look for a theme with the exact photos and colours you like. Find one with a layout that makes sense for your business, then customise it.

Over to you

Browsing themes might seem overwhelming as there are so many to choose from. But picking the right one really determines how your website looks and functions. So make sure to choose a layout that works best for your practice, then add the functionality you need with plug-ins.

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