Sites for Psychologists

Get your mental health practice on the web!

With Sites for Psychologists hosting and a WordPress website, you can have your practice on the internet for as little as $10 per month!*

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A website can help you get more patients and practice more efficiently.

We offer web hosting with WordPress content management system, which is the software for developing your website. WordPress is the most used content management system in the world, is constantly upgraded and refined, and has thousands of add-on tools developed for use with WordPress. There are dozens of tutorial videos on YouTube to help you learn how to do things with your WordPress site. Sites for Psychologists offers hosting with WordPress and many other tools for $120 per year.

Don’t feel like taking the time to learn how to build your website? No problem! We will build your site for a one-time charge of $50 per page. You just provide the words, forms, pictures, links to videos, etc. and we will put it on the web. Our websites are very easy to edit once created.

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Sites for Psychologists

Get your mental health practice on the web!

With Sites for Psychologists hosting and a WordPress website, you can have your practice on the internet for as little as $10 per month!*

Sign up now!

A website can help you get more patients and (502) 709-2912.

We offer web hosting with WordPress content management system, which is the software for developing your website. WordPress is the most used content management system in the world, is constantly upgraded and refined, and has thousands of add-on tools developed for use with WordPress. There are dozens of tutorial videos on YouTube to help you learn how to do things with your WordPress site. Sites for Psychologists offers hosting with WordPress and many other tools for $120 per year.

Don’t feel like taking the time to learn how to build your website? No problem! We will build your site for a one-time charge of $50 per page. You just provide the words, forms, pictures, links to videos, etc. and we will put it on the web. Our websites are very easy to edit once created.

Sign up now!

*sold in 1 year units

Why you need a website

At this point in the middle age of the internet, you probably don’t need to be convinced that every mental health practice needs a website.  But as a reminder, a website can:

  • help new patients find you and know what you do
  • educate your patients and potential patients about your areas of expertise
  • allow you to accept credit cards via your website (entered by your clients or by you)
  • allow clients to download your consent forms, print, read, complete and bring to their first visit
  • post your privacy policy (HIPAA) policy online and stop providing printed copies
  • help new clients find your office with pictures of your building and custom point-to-point directions
  • recruit new patients

Potential patients will find their mental health therapist primarily by searching the internet. They want to know

  • what you charge
  • what age patients you treat
  • what your specialties are and how you can solve their problems
  • if you accept their insurance
  • if you seem like an approachable person

Potential patients will find their psychologists/mental health therapists through search engines like Google. Even patients referred to you will look for you on the internet before calling. A website is the 21st century version of the Yellow Pages. To grow your practice or increase the self-pay segments, click here.

Even if you have a perpetually full practice, you can use a website to work smarter:

  • allow patients to read your HIPAA, informed consent and fee contracts online
  • allow them to download and fill out your forms before their initial appointment
  • put a Google Map with directions to your office on your site
  • put your articles or other information about conditions you treat on your site
  • link to information for your patients
  • accept credit card payment over your website via a PayPal or other merchant services

For more detail on using your website to improve your efficiency, click here

All of this is easy to do with a Sites for Psychologists website (see our DIY guide)

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Grow your practice

If you are trying to grow your practice, attract self-pay patients, or use your website to bring in more business, try the tips below.

Content for search engines

When you create your www.SitesForPsychologists.com website, you should include content relevant to the patients you want to serve. If you specialize in treating depression, have a page on how they can know if they have depression, how they can help eliminate depression, etc. Along with our included Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools, good, relevant content will be noted by search engines (e.g., Google), which will make your site appear higher on the list of search results.

(870) 869-7871r listing

The link above will get you started adding a listing. It’s a great (free) service. You’ll get set up with a “dashboard” to change features of your listing and look at traffic statistics (on your Google business listing, not your website), plus your business will start to show up on Google Maps and related searches. You can enable “tracking” to see how many times you appeared on someone’s Google search, how many viewers clicked for a map to your office, how many clicked for driving directions, and how many clicked on your website link.

Google Adwords

Have you wished you could show up on the top of the first Google search page when a potential patient googled “psychologist” in your area? Well, Google has made that possible with Google Adwords (Google it!). You can select words you would like to lead to your website, including limiting results to searchers from your area. Google will charge you a fee each time they direct a searcher to you (defined by them clicking your link). You can preview your words and see what they cost. Some are as low as $.05 per click (this is why it is also referred to as “pay-per-click”). You can also set limits (how much you are willing to pay per day and per click), so you don’t get overwhelmed with business or go over budget for this advertising. This is highly recommended if you want to generate more business. Yelp has been popularized by Smart Phone users. It is a location based app for finding services in the user’s current location. Your business is probably already on Yelp, so it is worth setting up you business account (free) and adding your web address so potential patients can find out more about you.

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Practice Smarter

Use your www.SitesForPsychologists.com website to improve the efficiency of your practice

Online forms

Save your Consent and Fee agreement forms as PDF files and place them on your site. When patients schedule an initial visit, have them go to your Forms Page and download and print the relevant forms and bring them to the session. Patients appreciate not having to read detailed information in your waiting room, and they are more likely to actually read the content of your forms in the comfort of their homes.

Questionnaires

You can also have them download and complete any (non-copyrighted) questionnaires you like to use.

Accept credit cards online

It is essential to accept credit cards on your website. If you don’t have a credit card terminal at your office, you should surely accept credit card payment via your website. PayPal offers a very competitive business merchant account service that you can link from your website. You can avoid the extra expense of a credit card terminal, the annual fee for security verification, and the high and unpredictable merchant charges by using an online service like PayPal. Using PayPal or other online merchant services, allows you to securely accept credit card payments. This requires establishing a merchant account with PayPal and creating payment buttons (like those on our payment page) that can be placed on your site. This option can replace your office terminal, as you are able to take patient credit card information and enter it yourself, with their consent, or the patient can make payment from the comfort of their home. PayPal will show you how to create payment buttons, and we can help you put them on your site.

Stop losing money to bad debts

Start collecting a credit card number, with expiration date and security code along with your patient’s name and address. Add language to your consent contract that allows you to bill the patient’s card if they don’t pay their owed amount at the time of service.

Describe your services and prices

Patients often don’t know how therapy works or what it costs. And, if you offer other services (forensic services, mediation, etc.) there is even less common knowledge about the nature of those services.

You can often avoid spending a lot of time explaining your services on the phone by having good descriptions on your website.

If you include your pricing, information about acceptance of insurance, and accepted forms of payment, you can attract patients by answering their questions in advance.

Put your HIPAA privacy policy on your site, to avoid having to provide it in hard copy for every new patient.

This is required if you are a HIPAA covered entity and have a website.

Maps and Directions

Put Google Maps directions to your office and pictures of your building on your site. Prospective patients can print the directions to find you for their initial appointment.

Systematically Increase Self-pay Patients

High deductible HSA insurance plans are becoming more common. Since most people never meet their $6000+ annual deductible, healthcare services are paid out of their Health Savings Account (HSA) rather than covered by insurance.  With a website as a natural advertising tool, you can use the increase in business referrals to create a greater mix of self-pay patients. Resign from your worst third party payer (one that pays least or is a greater hassle) and replace those hours with self-pay patients. If you add a page about the benefits of not using health insurance and promote accepting HSA payment, you can gradually increase this revenue source.

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