Widgit Health Symbols
A collection of symbols specifically designed for use in healthcare settings
Widgit Health Symbols is an add-on for Widgit Online, InPrint 3, and SymWriter. Widgit Health Symbols contain new specific medical symbols as well as pre-made resources including glossaries, flashcards and a pain chart.Buy Now
This project was developed by Widgit Software in partnership with medical professionals.
Special thanks to South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Warwickshire Integrated Disability Service, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The aim of the project was to develop symbols to enhance understanding in healthcare settings for children, patients with learning difficulties or autism, and people who have English as an additional language.
Widgit Health Symbols contain new specific medical symbols as well as pre-made resources including glossaries, flashcards and a pain chart.
This pack contains 600 Widgit Symbols speciﬁcally designed for use in healthcare settings. This complements the extensive general health vocabulary in the Widgit Symbol Set.
The resources within this pack contain 1,350 health symbols and 190 psychiatry symbols.
The Widgit Symbol Set consists of over 20,000 symbols that are included with Widgit software programs (e.g. InPrint, Widgit Online).
The glossary can be used as a visual reference guide for the Widgit Health Vocabulary. It may be helpful in searching for the correct symbol to include in your own documents. There is a separate glossary for the psychiatry vocabulary.
The Widgit Health vocabulary are provided as editable ﬂashcards. These can be used in variety of settings.
The Pain Chart can be used to help patients express a level of pain when ﬁnding it difﬁcult to explain in words.
- General Vocabulary
Responses and Waiting, Time and Date, People, Hygiene and Protection, Food, Emotions
- Body and Organs
Body Parts, Organs
- Health Issues
Health, Pain and Numbness, Injury, Ilness and Allergy, Heart and Lung, Conditions and Medical Problems, Skin, Digestive System, Hands and Feet, Eyes, Sleep
- First Aid
First Aid, Recovery Position, CPR
In Hospital, Documetns, Medical Professionals, Places
General Assessment, Specific Assessment
- Treatment and Aids
Medication, About Medicine, General Treatment, Specific Treatment, Aids and Mobility
X-Rays and Casts
Teeth, Mouth and Dentistry, Dental X-Ray
Tracheostomy and Stoma
- Babies and Family Planning
Puberty and Menstration, Sexual Health, Genitalia and Sex Organs, Contraception, Pregnancy and Birth, Babies, Baby's Health
- Substance Misuse
Drug Types, Alcohol, Substance Misuse
- Relationships and Problems
- Thoughts and Compulsions
Thoughts, Passivity Insertion and Withdrawal, Anxiety, Compulsions
- Risk Assessment and Self Harm
Abuse Risk Assessment, Suicide and Self Harm
Visual Hallucinations, Auditory Hallucinations, Perceptual Disorders, Delusions
Ways to Buy
The Widgit Health Symbols are included with InPrint and Widgit Online subscription tiers of Basic, Standard, Pro, Plus and Site.
It is available to purchase as an add-on for Home users and non-subscription InPrint users.