Inviting a Client or Patient to the Waiting Area

This article describes how to invite your client or patient to your clinic through the Waiting Area.

Last Updated: July 2022

Note:

    • The Waiting Area feature is available to customers who are on these plans only:
      • Standard (also the Trial plan)
      • Premium
      • Enterprise
    • Not sure what plan you are on? Click here to find out.
    • If you are on a custom Enterprise plan, you can click here to find out how to get this feature set up.
    • The Waiting Area feature is different from our Waiting Room. Click here to find out the difference.

    On this page:

    1. Sending your client or patient your Waiting Area link
    2. Inviting a client or patient directly from the Waiting Area

    3. More support options

    Sending your client or patient your Waiting Area link

    When using the Waiting Area to interact with your clients or patients, the most important item to get them into the consultation is the Waiting Area link! How you send the link to them may depend on your existing workflows and booking procedures, for example:

      • From your own email account
      • From a practice management system (PMS)
      • From within the Coviu platform itself.

    To find the link, follow these steps:

    1. Log into Coviu as you normally would.
    2. When you arrive at the Dashboard as shown below, click on the Copy Link button.
    3. Paste the link into your chosen medium for sending to your client or patient, for example:
      • A standard email template
      • A booking system email template (if compatible)
      • A PMS booking template (if compatible)

    Inviting a client or patient directly from the Waiting Area

    Inviting a client or patient directly from the Waiting Area can be done either by email or SMS. Instructions on how to share your Waiting Area link can be found below.

    1. Log into your Coviu account as you normally would.
    2. When you arrive at the Dashboard, go to the Waiting Area via the left side menu and click the SMS or Email button on the right side of the screen.
    Inviting a Client or Patient to the Waiting Area

    Sending invitations via email

    The following information is required before sending:

    • Email address: the patient's or client's email address.
    • Subject: this is the email invitation subject title, which can also be customised.
    • Invitation message: This will be the email message inviting the client or patient to the appointment. This message can be customised.
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    Sending invitations via SMS

    The following information is required before sending:

    • Mobile number: patient or client's mobile number (country code included).
    • Invitation message: This will be the SMS message inviting the client or patient to the appointment. This message can be customised.Inviting a Client or Patient to the Waiting Area 2

    More support options

    You have completed another Coviu help article. You now know how to send your Waiting Area link to your client or patient.

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