The online booking system includes an optional Login Portal that allows clients to view their upcoming appointments, as well as options to book, reschedule and cancel their appointments online. Appointments that are booked while a client is logged in do not require processing by staff as is required for Guest Bookings.
The Login Portal also provides practices with greater control over which clients are able to book online, as well as what services and practitioners clients can book with when they are logged in.
Enabling the Login Portal
To enable the Login Portal go to Settings > Online Booking > Online Booking Overview.
Click Edit > scroll down to Login Portal and enable the toggle.
Cancellation and Reschedule Preferences
Enabling the Login Portal will display new settings under Individual and Group Appointments regarding cancellation and reschedule preferences. You can enable rescheduling and cancelling of individual appointments and set how much notice is required to do so online as well as allowing group appointments to be cancelled online.
Processing Registration Requests
Clients can register an account from the online booking home page or choose to register when they're booking an appointment as a guest.
If a client books as a guest and chooses to register an account at the same time, they will receive an email to generate their password and confirm their email address. When you process the appointment, their account will also be confirmed.
If a client registers without making an appointment, you will receive an alert in the PracSuite dock within Alerts. Select the Registration Request to process it by linking it to an existing client or creating a new client file. See the processing of a guest appointment article for more information.
You can select if practice staff must first process registration requests before a patient can log into their account.
On the practitioner's online booking profile in Settings > Online Booking > Practitioners, Patient Booking Permissions can be configured to limit which patients are able to book online with the practitioner when logged into their account.
Tick the box if you would like to prevent registered patients from booking with this practitioner if they have not previously had appointments with that practitioner at this business. You can also edit which locations, services or practitioners registered patients can book with if they have this practitioner set as the Default Practitioner on their patient file.
Go to the Appointments tab of a client's file and select the Online Booking button at the top.
You can completely revoke a client's access to the login portal by turning off the toggle. Untick the options for enabling Individual or Group appointments and limit which practitioners this patient can book into. Note that this supersedes the practitioner overrides. You can also define limited group appointment services that the client can book online.
Group Appointment/Class Permissions
Each Class Service can be configured so that it is only available to be booked online to select patients. This is ideal for practices that offer advanced classes that they only wish approved patients to book into.
All Clients - the service can be booked by Guest and Logged In clients.
Guest Clients - the service can only be booked by guests.
Logged in Clients - the service can only be booked by logged in clients.
Approved Clients - the service can only be booked by clients that have permission to book into.