Accessible Examination Room
An accessible exam room is the space where a patient will receive proper medical care. The room allows the patient with a mobility disability to enter, move around and be examined. Some things to keep in mind:
- The route to and in the room is accessible with clear floor and turning space.
- The floor space on either side of the exam table should be a minimum of 30 inches by 48 inches. This allows room for transfers from a wheelchair.
- Additional space may be required to maneuver a portable patient lift or stretcher into position.
Part of an examination room showing clear floor space for turning a wheelchair. This space can also make it possible for use of a portable patient lift.