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Online Appointment Scheduling Tools for Mental Health Practitioners

  • March 09, 2017 1:58 PM
    Message # 4657381
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    Online Appointment Scheduling Tools for Mental Health Practitioners

    Many of our members' asked for more information in relation to online scheduling tools. We heard you and I have decided to provide a list of my most favorite and most user friendly, online appointment scheduling tools. These online tools offer convenience to you and your clients, as well as are secure (HIPAA compliant).

    Yellow Schedule

        Yellow Schedule is great HIPAA-compliant tool focuses on the following:

    • Simple to Use
    • Text & Email Reminders
    • Google Calendar Integration
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • Online Appointment Bookings
    • Secure Client Payments
    • Security & Peace of Mind
    • Color-coded Confirms/Cancels
    • Business Associate Agreement on Pro & Team plans
    1) Solo: $29.95/month
    2) Team (up to 7 users): $99.95/month
    3)Enterprise Plan: $295/month

        For more information, visit yellowschedule’s website at: https://www.yellowschedule.com/


    Simple Practice

            Simple Practice is also a great HIPAA-compliant online tool which focused on the following:

    • Autopay
    • Therapy Notes
    • Client Portal
    • Mobile Aps
    • Electronic Claim Filing
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Secure Document Storage
    • Diagnosis & Treatment Plans
    • Appointment Reminders
    • Calendar Sync

    1)      Essential: $39.00/month

    2)      Professional: $49.00/month

    3)      Professional for Groups: $49.00/month-$29.00 additional for each clinician

    For more information, visit Simple Practice’s website at: https://www.simplepractice.com/



           BirchPress is also great option. Some of the features that it offers are the following: 

    • Appointment Scheduling
    • Invoicing and Reports
    • Charting & SOAP Notes
    • Electronic Client Notes
    • Audit Trail on All Data
    • Custom Intake Forms
    • Marketing Tools
    • Mobile Apps
    • HIPAA and PIPEDA compliance settings
    • Automated email and text message notifications to clients and staff
    • SSL Encryption, redundant system and data backups, ensure your calendar is always available and clients’ information is safe



    1)    One Staff: Free

    2)   One Staff Unlimited: $19.95/month

    3)    Two Staff unlimited: $39.95/month

    4)    More than 2 staff: $39.95/month


    For more information, visit Click4Time’s website at: Simple Practice’s website at: http://click4time.com/canada-appointment-booking-software-with-electronic-charting/


           Jituzu online tool offers the following features:

    • Scheduling
    • Reminders
    • Client Portal
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Your Own Webpages
    • Mobile App
    • Video Conferencing
    • Embeddable Software
    • Custom Terminology


    1)   Basic Account: Free

    2)   Professional Account: Plans start as low as $7.95/month

    For more information, visit Jituzu’s website at: Simple Practice’s website at: https://www.jituzu.com/


        TheraNest online tool offers the following features:

    • Payroll Reporting
    • Cosign & Review Notes
    • Advanced Reporting         
    • Robust Scheduling
    • Client Portal
    • Full-Featured Calendar
    • Analytics/Reporting
    • Appointment Reminder Feature


    Up to 30 Active Clients:


    Up to 40 Active Clients:


    Up to 50 Active Clients:


    Up to 80 Active Clients:


    Up to 100 Active Clients:


    Up to 130 Active Clients:


    Up to 150 Active Clients:


    For more information, visit TheraNest'ss website at: Simple Practice’s website at: https://www.theranest.com/

    You have questions or comments? Contact me at: sacessocialmedia@gmail.com

    With love,
    Panagiotis Markopoulos
    SACES social media co-chair
    SACES technology Interest Network chair
    Doctoral Candidate
    The University of New Orleans
    Counselor Education program
    Personal e-mail: pmarkopo@uno.edu

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