Business relocation rates are higher than ever. Last year alone, 1 in 12 organizations moved to new buildings — and your medical practice might be about to do this, too. 

Whether you have a relocation plan ready or are simply thinking about moving to a new spot, this guide can help you. By following the tips and advice, you can experience a smooth transition without losing patients or experiencing technical difficulties along the way. 

Use a Machinery Mover 

You probably have a significant amount of heavy medical machinery in your medical practice. Some expected examples would be:

  • X-ray machine
  • Surgical tables
  • Full-body scanner 

The heavier the machinery, the more difficult it is to move. This is why you should use machinery movers to move your medical equipment. With the services of a machinery mover, you can have peace of mind knowing that all of the machinery from your medical practice will be transported safely to your new location. As a result, nothing will get damaged, and none of your staff will have to worry about physically moving machinery or equipment themselves. 

Compare Different Locations

If you’ve yet to actually decide on your new location, make sure you take some time to compare the different locations that are currently available. Naturally, you’ll have to consider many different factors, such as the rent and size of the building. Not to mention, there’s also the small task of finding a location within reach of your existing patients. Otherwise, you’ll have to start a new patient list from scratch if you’re moving to an entirely new city, which could be quite difficult. 

Ideally, your new medical practice location should be somewhere that’s in an easy-to-access area with plenty of public transportation options. Remember, not all of your patients, particularly the elderly, will be able to drive to you for appointments and will instead be reliant on public transport. 

Plan the Interior of Your Medical Practice

Because you’re relocating your medical practice, you’ll want it to be even better than your previous one. Otherwise, if you weren’t to make improvements, moving wouldn’t be much point. 

The key to the modern patient experience is the inside of a medical practice. You should allow plenty of natural lighting inside, stick with a consistent theme, and create a relaxing waiting room where patients can sit comfortably before seeing your doctors. Remember, when you make a medical practice that’s relaxing to be inside, it automatically makes patients more willing to come back for future appointments

Let Your Patients Know You’re Relocating 

You must also let existing patients know that you’re relocating. Ensure you inform patients well ahead of time so there’s no confusion or misunderstanding. For instance, some patients might not be able to make it to your new location, so they’ll need to register with another medical practice before you move. 

You can let patients know about your relocation via telephone, email, SMS, letter, or a combination of all four. Additionally, don’t forget to tell patients why you’re relocating and the benefits they can expect from the new practice. 


Your medical practice relocation will take some time, but everything will eventually fall into place. Make sure you choose a good relocation spot and follow all the other advice this guide has provided you with.