Harry Potter: "Are they doctors?"
Ron Weasley: "Doctors? Those Muggle nutters that cut people up? Nah, they're Healers."
— Discussion regarding healers[src]

A Healer is the wizarding world equivalent of a Muggle doctor. They tend to the sick and injured. St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries (which is England's wizarding community's primary hospital) is one such place where a Healer may work.

Healers practise and utilise Healing magic, a branch of magic devoted to improving the physical and mental condition of a living being.


"Witches and wizards in lime-green robes were walking up and down the rows, asking questions and making notes on clipboards like Umbridge’s. Harry noticed the emblem embroidered on their chests: a wand and bone, crossed."
—Description of the Healers that work at St. Mungo's[src]
Healers and Mediwizards are the wizarding world equivalent of Muggle doctors and nurses.

St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries is one of the most well known places where Healers work. It was created by Healer Mungo Bonham in the 17th century. They treat magical diseases such as Dragon Pox, spattergroit, and vanishing sickness and injuries. Healers at St Mungo's wear lime green robes with the sign of a bone and a wand.

However, Healers can work in a variety of places. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, there is a hospital wing run by the matron. Madam Poppy Pomfrey was the matron from 1971 until at least 2014. Healers at Hogwarts tend to the sick and wounded from the school but transfer anyone they do not have the resources to treat, to St Mungo's.

Healers also attend Quidditch games as well.

Healing magic

Healing magic is a branch of magic used by Healers and Mediwizards to treat the sick or wounded.

There are many different types of spells in this branch of magic, that have a variety of effects. There are also a vast group of potions that are dedicated to healing as well. Magical medication is also implemented and is normally related to healing potions, but things such as chocolate are also a type of medication. There are some described below:

Potion Effect
Skele-Gro Causes vanished or otherwise lost bones to regrow in a notably slow and painful process
Pepperup Potion Cures the common cold
Blood-Replenishing Potion Tops up the blood levels of the drinker after blood loss from injury or otherwise
Wiggenweld Potion Power to awaken a person from a magically-induced sleep


To become a Healer, one must have excellent academic credentials. In Britain they need at least five N.E.W.T.s, with a high mark of either 'Outstanding' or 'Exceeds Expectations' at: Potions, Transfiguration, Herbology, Charms, and Defence Against the Dark Arts.

Known Healers


See also