Private Practice Check-In™

Greet Your Clients in the Waiting Room
Get Notified After 2 clicks.
HIPAA-Compliant Configuration.
Just Checkin’ in.

About Private Practice Check-In™

Greet Your Clients

Your clients enter the office and select which practitioner they are there to see. They are prompted to select their appointment time (for the HIPAA-compliant version) or their initials (for non-health-related practices) and are asked to wait comfortably. Private Practice Check-in stores no personally identifying information.

Notify Your Practitioners

Your practitioners are immediately notified that their client has checked-in, via a short e-mail message or SMS text message that can be received on any device.

Made to be Simple

By keeping this software simple, we can charge very little, and make privacy easy. Private Practice Check-in does not try to do more than you need. No billing, calendaring, or record-keeping. Just checkin' in.

Pricing - Low Monthly Fee Includes Tablet and Stand

For $19.99/month you get the software, free updates and bugfixes, and the free use of a tablet and stand.

If you want to commit to a longer term, you can pay $190/year. All pricing is for unlimited practitioners at the location.

Sign up here with no credit card required and no commitment.

Per Month

(unlimited practitioners)
$ 19
  • E-mail only
  • $26.99

    Includes SMS Text

Per Year

(unlimited practitioners)
$ 190
  • E-mail only
  • $230

    Includes SMS Text

About Us

Private Practice Check-In was created by a therapist and a computer scientist.
They happen to be married.

Staci Schnell

Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT

Staci Lee Schnell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is the immediate Past President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Co-Coordinator of the South Broward/North Dade Chapter of CHADD. She is also an honored member of Delta Kappa, the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society.

Besides being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Staci is the President of SLS Therapy, Inc. as well as the Clinical Director and Owner of the Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida, which she founded in 2015. She has been married for nearly 30 years and has two adult children.

Ron Schnell

Ron Schnell

Ron Schnell is an accomplished executive with a history of running large technology organizations, from early stage startups to large divisions of S&P 500 corporations.

Ron has been a technology leader for more than 35 years, starting as an operating system kernel programmer for Bell Labs’s UNIX Operating System, IBM’s AIX, and Sun Microsystems’s Solaris. He went on to create 3 technology start-ups, the latest of which ( he sold to a public company. From 2005-2011 he ran the day-to-day operations of The Technical Committee; a private corporation that was ordered to be formed by the U.S. Courts for the sole purpose of monitoring Microsoft Corporation for their compliance with the antitrust Final Judgments of 2002. Steve Wozniak referred to Ron as “Bill Gates’s boss”. He grew that company from a small team in Bellevue, Washington and Palo Alto, California to a large group of elite software developers and investigators around the country. The organization and its success were publicly praised by the U.S. Attorney General (through 3 presidential terms spanning two parties), Attorneys General for several states, and by the Federal Court Judge presiding over the largest antitrust case in U.S. history. Prior to that he was a divisional vice president at Equifax Corporation, a 100+ year old company that is one of the 3 credit bureaus in the US. He is also known for developing the computer game “Dunnet”, which still today is the game installed on more computers than any other game in the world.

The Story of Private Practice Check-In

Staci and Ron Schnell were married July 24, 1994. This is their first joint venture besides raising two fantastic kids. Staci expanded the Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida at the end of 2018 and found a need for a check-in system at her office so Ron decided to make one. They designed the kiosk together and tested it for a year, with rave reviews. Now private practitioners of all fields can use it too.

Ron and Staci Schnell