Tips for Frequent No Show Patients


  • Offer support groups for patients to discuss issues and get feedback from peers. Our support group meets monthly in between shifts on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month.

  • Assist patients with arranging appointments with behavioral clinic and other caregivers.

  • Call frequent no show patients the day before scheduled treatment to encourage them to show up.

  • Have patient mentors that also encourage no show patients to come to scheduled appointments. Buddy them up with another patient.

  • Play games in the unit to create a fun atmosphere for patients.

  • Reward those patients when a goal has been met.

  • Offer magazines of interest and books.