Have you ever looked at your to-do list at the end of the day and thought, “I was working non-stop! How did I get so little done?!”
When it comes to your private practice, you’re doing much more work than you think every single day. Your work isn’t just completing the items on your to-do list and seeing clients. You check your email, return phone calls, and administrate all of the details associated with managing your practice. Frequent tasks like digging up a client’s file or setting up invoices can eat away minutes of your day—and those minutes start to add up.
One of the top benefits of using Owl Practice is how much time it can save you as a mental health professional. Our survey has shown that practitioners like you save up to 12 hours every month! And one of our best features for saving you time and stress is Online Booking.
How many emails do you typically exchange with a client before you settle on an appointment day and time? Or, how much time do you spend on the phone with a client to figure out an optimal time for them to come in? That’s time you could better spend doing other necessary tasks, especially when your clients could be booking their appointments themselves.
Owl Practice’s Online Booking has consistently been one of our most popular features. It takes the responsibility of having to book appointments out of your hands and puts it into the hands of your clients.
All your clients need to do is log into your secure client web portal; from there, they can see what appointment slots are available and select the date and time that works best for them.
Is Online Booking Secure?
Yes! Just like the entire Owl Practice suite of practice management solutions, the system is secure. Our Online Booking is PHI and College-compliant, hosted exclusively on Canadian servers, and 100% secure.
Take Back Control of Your Schedule
With Online Booking, you can:
- Decide which clients have access to Online Booking
- Set your availability so clients can only book sessions for select days
- Limit how many sessions a client can book
- Limit what types of sessions a client can book
Online booking can also be beneficial to your clients. Many people suffer from social anxiety, especially when it comes to the phone. For them, simply popping online and picking the best time for their appointment is ideal.
Online booking dovetails perfectly with our appointment reminder features. As the day of your client’s appointment approaches, Owl sends automatic reminders 24 hours and two hours before their session through email or SMS.
These two features working together will dramatically reduce your number of no-shows and missed appointments. (Incidentally, “no-shows” also counts for missed video sessions.) Not only will your clients have taken on the responsibility of booking their sessions themselves, but the reminders will see to it that they won’t forget at the last minute!
Online Booking is just one of the ways Owl Practice saves our users an average of 12 hours a month on administrative tasks. That’s almost two extra days worth of work!
Online booking is available to all Owl Practice premium users, along with a dedicated client portal, secure messaging, and online intake & consent forms. If you’d like to experience what Owl Practice has to offer, we invite you to book a 14-day free trial or book a demo today. If you have any questions or comments about our services and the upcoming video therapy tools, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.