PHCS News

Princeton Medicine Partners with Zocdoc for Online Scheduling

Mar 17, 2016
Service Gives New and Returning Patients Quick, Easy Access to Care


Princeton Medicine, the primary and specialty physician network of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), has introduced a free online scheduling service powered by Zocdoc, the digital health marketplace used by millions of patients nationwide.

Patients can now make appointments with Princeton Medicine practitioners by visiting www.princetonmedicine.org and clicking the orange Book an Appointment button at the top of the screen. Visitors to the site can view a provider's availability, verified patient reviews and additional tools designed to help patients choose a provider who best fits their needs. It takes only a few clicks to choose an open time slot and schedule an appointment.

Online scheduling enhances the patient experience by eliminating phone calls and offering the convenience of 24/7 access to their physician's schedule and availability. In addition, patients are sent email and text reminders about upcoming appointments.

Princeton Medicine employs more than 70 practitioners with offices in 18 locations across Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset counties. Online scheduling is available for Princeton Medicine's primary care physicians and advanced practice nurses, as well as specialists in bariatric surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, hematology/oncology, obstetrics and gynecology and pulmonary care.

"We are delighted that patients can now easily and quickly schedule appointments with Princeton Medicine physicians using Zocdoc," says Barbara Yost, Vice President, Continuum of Care and Network Development, PHCS. "We believe that this convenient service will attract even more patients to the practice and will encourage them to receive the healthcare they need in a timely manner by sending reminders to schedule check-ups and other appointments."

About Zocdoc
Zocdoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use Zocdoc to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, Zocdoc's online marketplace delivers the accessible and simple experience patients expect and deserve. Zocdoc is free for patients and available across the United States via Zocdoc.com or the Zocdoc app for iPhone and Android.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org