This post is part of our series on how to improve your home health website. You can view all the topics on the How to improve your home health website blog post.
As more and more new inquiries begin online, it’s important you have effective sales tools built into your website to truly grow your home health agency.
For example, what are your current options if a website visitor has a question about medication pickup and delivery services? Can they call your phone number directly? What if they are hard of hearing? Can they email or do you provide a contact form?
Chat windows are growing in popularity for their ability to quickly provide answers to commonly asked questions and offer personalized support. According to author and influencer, Neil Patel, about 79% of people use live chat when it’s offered on a website and 57% actually prefer to use it over other communication when making decisions about using your services. Simply adding live chat functionality to your website has the power to increase conversions by as much as 45%.
Live chat windows can be set up as a live connection to one of your customer service representatives in addition to existing phone support. They can also be programmed to automatically provide scripted support to help visitors feel valued and heard during their decision making process.
Another excellent sales tool to add to your website is a self-service appointment setting tool for consultations and services. These make it easier for patients to schedule care on their own time and take control of their health. Adding appointment setting tools can help decrease the time your team spends on the phone and increase the quality of customer service provided.
If you do any digital advertising or manage a social media presence and don’t need to adhere to HIPAA compliance, you might also consider adding a Facebook pixel and/or re-targeting tracking code to your website for better success. These simple additions to your website’s code help advertisers better target your audience and display your ads to the right people. This, in turn, makes your advertising campaigns more effective and can be instrumental in growing your home health business.