Once installed, the LocalMed widget will allow patients who find you on Facebook to schedule a fully-booked appointment right from your practice page. They can do this through a Call-to-Action (CTA) button located underneath your cover photo, or a “Schedule Now” tab.
The “Book Now” Button
Follow Facebook’s instructions for editing your CTA button. It should go something like this:
Navigate to your practice’s Facebook page (make sure you have admin access), click your current CTA button, then select “Edit Button” from the drop-down menu.
From there, select the “Book Now” button option under “Book Services”. When prompted to select a booking tool, select the “Link to Website” option.
In the URL field, simply copy and paste the widget link from your LocalMed widget email, save and voilà!
The Scheduling Tab
Enabling the LocalMed scheduling tab is as easy as a few clicks!
(Please note: If you have less than 2,000 followers, unfortunately, Facebook will not allow you to install this (or any other) third-party tab due to changes in their API. Sorry about that!)
Make sure you’re logged into the Facebook account with admin access, then click this link and a Facebook page that looks like this will open up:
All you need to do is select your practice’s website from the drop-down menu, then click “Add Page Tab”.
Auto-magically, a page tab called “Schedule Appointment” will appear on your Facebook page.
You can use LocalMed to book appointments directly from Facebook ads!