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Medications
Signs for Medication Dispensing Sites

Below is a complete list of signs you can use in health care and medication centers, along with advice about ways to use the signs.

The signs are available in multiple formats:

  • PDF format: For printing with a standard color printer or plotter.

  • Adobe InDesign format: High-quality files for printing larger signs through your local print-shop or customizing the signs for your location. Requires Adobe InDesign software.

  • Adobe Illustrator format: High-quality files for printing larger signs through your local print-shop or customizing the signs for your location. Requires Adobe Illustrator software.


List of Signs


 

MOVING THROUGH THE CENTERS

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The arrow sign is helpful in almost any area of the center - inside and out - and can be pointed in any direction or coupled with any sign. Having several of these in various sizes is helpful.

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Staff in Vests

If medication center staff will be wearing vests, these signs will help people identify those who may be able to assist them if they have questions. Ideally these signs should be used throughout the public areas of the center. 

 

Staff in Vests

 

 

 

  • Staff in Vests, in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese
    PDF | InDesign

 

 

 

Waiting Area

Patients and other visitors may be asked to wait in specified areas while waiting for an evaluation, medication or release. These signs will help people identify those areas.

  • Please Wait sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Please Wait sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Japanese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Please Wait sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean  
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Please Wait sign in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog
    PDF | Illustrator

 

  • Wait for Staff sign in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese
    PDF | InDesign

 

 

Authorized Personnel Only

Post these signs at door and entryways that lead to areas for selected members of your staff.

 

 

Center Greeting and Farewell

The nurse station is usually in a health care center, but may also be needed in the medical triage and evaluation area.

 

 

Four Simple Steps

There are four steps people need to follow to move through the medication center. The signs include all four steps on one sign and separate signs for each step. The step signs come in two orientations and the Step Three sign comes in different versions.

This sign lets the public know what to expect. You should consider having a few of these in the area where people enter the facility.

 

This sign lets the public know what to expect. You should consider having a few of these in the area where people enter the facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medication and Health Center Banners

A large version of this should hang at or near the entrance to the medication or health care center. You can use copies or smaller versions to help direct people to the center.

 

Medical Evaluation

Visitors to the medication or health care center may need to undergo a brief medical examination before moving to the next step in the process.

  • Medical Evaluation sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Medical Evaluation sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Japanese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Medical Evaluation sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Medical Evaluation sign in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog
    PDF | Illustrator

 

Nurse Station Signs

The nurse station is usually in a health care center, but may also be needed in the medical triage and evaluation area.

 

 

 

 

No Refills of Medication

This sign lets visitors know that these types of medications will not be refilled at the health care centers. These prescriptions will be filled at hospital or pharmacies.

 

 

 

Adult and Family Lines

This will help volunteers find the drill and exercise while also informing passer-bys.

  • Adult Line sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Adult Line sign in Spanish, Russian, Japanese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Adult Line sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Adult Line sign in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog
    PDF | Illustrator

  • Family Line sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Family Line sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Japanese
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Family Line sign in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean
    PDF | Illustrator
  • Family Line sign in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog
    PDF | Illustrator

Health Care Center: Just Three Steps

There are three steps people need to follow to move through the medication center. You should consider having a few of these in the area where people enter the facility or in waiting areas. It will let people know what to expect.

 

 

 

 

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ENTERING AND EXITING

Enter / Do Not Enter

These signs help direct people through your medication or health care center.

Entrance sign, version 1
  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, vertical orientation
    PDF | InDesign
  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, horizontal orientation
    PDF | InDesign

Entrance sign, version 2
  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean
    PDF | Illustrator

No Entrance sign, version 1
  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese
    PDF | InDesign

 

No Entrance sign, version 2
  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean
    PDF | Illustrator

Staff/Volunteer Entrance

It may be necessary to have a separate entrance for staff and volunteers for security or convenience.

  • Staff/Volunteer Entrance, horizontal orientation
    PDF | InDesign
  • Staff/Volunteer Entrance, vertical orientation
    PDF | InDesign

 

Thank You for Your Cooperation

It's important to let people know how much their time at the center is appreciated.

 

  • Thank You for Your Cooperation, version 2
    PDF | InDesign

 

Exit/No Exit Signs

These signs will help visitors leave the center safely and prevent them from exiting through doors that may lead to dangerous or private areas.

Exit sign, version 1

 

Exit sign, version 2
  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean
    PDF | Illustrator

  • No Exit sign, version 1
  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese
    PDF | InDesign

 

No Exit sign, version 2

  • English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean
    PDF | Illustrator

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ASSISTANCE AND INTERNAL OPERATIONS

Prohibited Items

These should be displayed prominently at the entrances to your centers. 

 

 

Security

Each center will require some level of security. This sign will help people find the security post.

 

Authorized Personnel Only

Post these signs at door and entryways that lead to areas for selected members of your staff.

 

 

Incident Command

This sign primarily for center workers, will help guide people to the incident command post.

 

 

Staff in Vests

If medication center staff will be wearing vests, these signs will help people identify those who may be able to assist them if they have questions. Ideally these signs should be used throughout the public areas of the center.

 

 

 

  • Staff in Vests, in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Chinese
    PDF | InDesign

 

 

Signs for Staff

These signs indicate which areas of the facility are for staff to meet or take a break.

 

 

 

Operations

In addition to your Incident Command Post, it may be necessary to have another area for operations.

 

Communications

The facility that houses your emergency center may have limited communications options. You may want to have an area where staff can use radios, phones, faxes and computers.

 

 

 

Kitchen and Laundry

These signs will help people locate laundry or kitchen facilities if these are part of your center.

 

 

Supplies

For areas where you store office or medical supplies.

 

 

Patient Privacy

Place this sign near the entrance of the facility. Make sure medication center staff are familiar with privacy issues outlined on the sign.

 

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INTERPRETATION AND SPECIAL NEEDS

Interpretation Tools

If you have staff or volunteers serving as interpreters, these signs indicate their location. 

Interpreter sign, version 1

  • Interpreter sign, version 2
    All languages interpreter sign
    PDF | InDesign

 

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CLINICAL SETTING

Medical Evaluation/First Aid

Visitors to the medication or health care center may need to undergo a brief medical examination before moving to the next step in the process.

 Medical Evaluation sign

 

 

Nurse Station Signs

The nurse station is usually in a health care center, but may also be needed in the medical triage and evaluation area.

 

 

Wash Hands Often

This sign should be displayed throughout the facility. It is for both visitors and staff. Be sure to post in gathering areas - waiting areas, break rooms - and by bathrooms, kitchens and clinical areas.

  • Wash Hands Often sign

PDF |InDesign

 

Cover Your Cough

These posters remind people in the centers how important it is to cover their coughs to prevent spreading germs.

Cover Your Cough brochure
Cover Your Cough Poster

 

Numbers and Letters

In a health care center, it is crucial to match patients to a bed number. These number and letter signs will help you set up a labeling system for the beds.

 

 

 

Biohazard

For areas of the health care center where medical waste and other dangerous substances are stored.

 

Patient Transportation

An area should be set aside to accommodate ambulances or other vehicles that are moving patients to or away from the center.

 

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LOGISTICS

Deliveries

You may have a special entrance, like a loading dock, to receive deliveries.

 

Patient Transportation

An area should be set aside to accommodate ambulances or other vehicles that are moving patients to or away from the center.

 

 

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The arrow sign is helpful in almost any area of the center - inside and out - and can be pointed in any direction or coupled with any sign. Having several of these in various sizes is helpful.

 

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OTHER SIGNS

Emergency Preparedness Drill

This banner will help volunteers find the drill or exercise while also informing passer-bys

Emergency Preparedness Drill banner
PDF | InDesign

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