Pracsoft User Guide
Adding Emergency Contacts

An 'Emergency Contact' record is someone who acts as the emergency contact for another patient in your database, but who themselves is not  a patient in your database. If you have indicated that a person is the emergency contact for a patient, and then they themselves wish to receive services as a patient at your Practice, you must change their status to either 'active' or 'visiting'. Once someone has visited your Practice as a patient, although they can continue to act as the emergency contact for another patient, their status can no longer be switched back to simply 'emergency contact'.

See Selecting a Patient's Emergency Contact for more information.

To create a new emergency contact record:

1.      Either;

o      Click

o      Press F6, or

o      Select Patient > Add New Patient.


The Add New Patient window appears.


2.      Via the Status drop-down menu, select 'Emergency Contact'.'

3.      Enter other information as desired. See Editing Patient Records for more information about the fields provided.

4.      Click Save Pracsoft button to confirm the information and close the window. This person can now be the emergency contact for a patient.