Sending doctors appointment text message reminders to your patients ensures that they show up on time. You can easily and effectively send medical appointment text reminders with Texting Base.

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Why use SMS for Doctor & Medical

It becomes a little hectic for doctors to manage too many appointments for their patients. Therefore, these doctors need to rely on a reminder text message for their appointments. It is a more efficient approach as the patients can get your message even if they are busy.

Life becomes easier to manage if you have the right Appointment Reminder SMS service with you. It is why Texting Base is here to help.


Some useful statistics about appointment reminders

  • Statistics reveal that patients missing their appointments dropped down to 13% with appointment reminder text messages.

  • Another research indicates that appointment reminders reduce the absentee ratios in patients.

  • Studies reveal that appointment reminders also reduce the number of missed appointments in pediatric dental clinics.

  • Missed appointments have a negative impact on the overall health of patients, which you can control with an appointment text message.

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Benefits of appointment reminders

Utilizing a reminder text message service for messaging patients is an appropriate method of leaving a soft reminder that a particular patient needs to show up to your clinic on a particular day.

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  • You can leave reminders to your patients whenever they have an appointment scheduled with you.

  • Send information about new technologies and treatments relevant to your field.

  • Ensure adding appointment reminders through MMS to get a response from patients in real-time.

  • Allow patients to check and confirm their appointments with you via text.

  • An appointment reminder text message allows doctors and patients to coordinate easily.

  • Receive service feedback from your patients via reminder message.

  • Inform patients about their billing, insurance updates, and other peculiarities accordingly.

  • Improve your professional relationship with your patients through timely messaging.

  • Set a particular messaging period to keep things professional between you and your patients.

How sending Doctor & Medical Appointment Reminders Can Help You

Send sign-up text alerts to your patients

Send updates to the patient

Send welcome texts to new patients

Send MMS Reports and updates for timing changes for your Clinic/Hospital

Send emergency alerts to patients to inform them

Send reminders about events

Send relocation texts

Send SMS for coordination of international events

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What do you need to include in your appointment reminder?

Sending a reminder text message requires paying attention to detail and language. You need to stay concise and respectful while communicating with the patients. In addition, ensure keeping the patient’s health history in mind, while contacting them for news, updates, and appointments.

Ensure adding correct info about your clinic/hospital location and inform them earlier if through appointment reminder text message in case you want to schedule for some reason.


How to Start Sending Text Message Doctor Appointment Reminders

Creating an appointment reminder SMS and MMS campaign doesn’t require much if you have an appointment reminder text message service with you. Following are the steps that you need to follow, to send texts via Texting Base.


Register on Texting Base

Start your appointment reminder campaign by registering on our official site and we will offer you a 14-day free trial period. You can then choose the service plan that suits you the best. 


Ensure adding your Patient/Client list

Your patients and clients shouldn’t have a problem receiving text messages from your site if you add your contact list on Texting Base’s account.


Use different templates

Reminding patients requires different kinds of SMS that you can use in your appointment reminder campaign. Choose the ones you like and keep the patients updated.


Ensure adding keyword

The right keyword will help you stand out from the other clinic/hospital sites that send MMS appointments. It will also help you personalize each message for its intent accordingly.


Go through your final message

Finalize your appointment reminder, recheck it and finalize it for an appointment reminder text message instantly. You can also save your final message and reuse it.


Send appointment reminder text messages

Texting Base will add your custom appointment reminded text messages and send them to your patient list.

Helpful resources for appointment reminder messages:

The Complete Guide to SMS marketing
15 text messages for appointment reminders that you should send
The best way to create a professional appointment reminder text message
A guide to adding an appointment reminder text message on Texting Base
Get free templates for appointment reminded text messages to send to patients
9 simple appointments remind SMS to help you reach your patients
Choose the right time to send a reminder text message to your patient
The best ways to manage your patient list of appointment reminders

Text message appointment reminder templates


Specific laws and regulations govern your appointment reminder SMS campaign

Creating an appointment Reminder SMS campaign requires following rules and regulations. You can refer to our SMS Patient appointment guide for more info. The policies for dealing with patients may change, so please keep checking for updates.

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Things you should include in your SMS appointment reminder marketing

  • Make sure that you provide patient with an option to opt-out.

  • Avoid using illegal opt-in methods.

  • Share relevant content and appointment details with patients only.

  • Never send unsolicited messages to patients even after their visits.

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