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This tutorial will provide a quick guide on how to schedule patient appointments either from the patient overview screen or from the OpenMRS home screen.

Scheduling an Appointment for a Selected Patient
If a patient is already selected, a new appointment can be scheduled from the patient overview screen. To schedule a new patient appointment complete the following steps:

  1. On the right side of the screen under General Actions, click Schedule Appointment.

  2. At the bottom of the screen under the heading Schedule a New Appointment, begin typing in the Select Service Type box to search for the type of appointment, or click View all types to select the service type from a list.



  3. Select an appointment date by clicking the calendar icon in the date selection box on the left and picking a date from the calendar popup.
  4. Optionally, create a time frame to search for available appointment times by clicking the calendar icon in the date selection box on the right and picking an end date from the calendar popup.
  5. Select the desired time block from the list of results by clicking on the corresponding entry in the table of time blocks.



  6. Click Next at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Optionally, enter any desired additional notes for the health care provider.



  8. Click Save at the bottom of the screen to schedule the appointment.

Scheduling an Appointment from the Home Screen
If a patient has not been selected, a new appointment can be created from the OpenMRS home screen by completing the following steps:

  1. On the OpenMRS home screen, click Appointment Scheduling.
  2. Click Manage Appointments.
  3. Search for the patient to schedule an appointment for by typing a name or patient ID into the search bar.
  4. Select the desired patient by clicking that patient's entry in the results table.
  5. Follow the instructions for Scheduling an Appointment for a Selected Patient starting from step 2.
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