Card Reader Information


You are not required to swipe cards to charge them in TherapyNotes, but we strongly recommend it. Swiping cards reduces the chance of data entry error and decreases processing time. We recommend purchasing a USB card reader to process cards with your TherapyNotes account.

At this time, TherapyNotes credit card processing does not support the use of EMV (chip cards) or contactless payment, nor do we recommend a card reader for iOS or Android devices.

Recommended USB Card Reader for Windows & MacOS

TherapyNotes recommends MagTek models of card readers, specifically DynaMag, but you can use any card reader that meets the following specifications.

  • USB HID Keyboard Emulation
  • Supports Track-2 and Track-3 reading (3-Track Swipes)

Click here to buy this reader on Amazon.

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    Bart Fowler

    The DynaMad is descrbed as Windows plug & play, and I'm not seeing how it works with MacOS.

    We are very interested in updating are card reader which is currently a stand alone unit. In our practice 2/3 of us use MacBook or iPads. So, we are eagerly awaiting options for iOS and MacOS.

    Thanks, Bart

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    The card reader that we recommend connects through the USB port on your computer. This device is compatible with both Mac and PC devices. If you have further questions, please contact our Support Team at 215-658-4550, or by email at Thank you.

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    Melissa Williams

    Is there an extra charge if we enter it in manually vs. swiping?

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    The rates are the same, whether the card is swiped or manually entered. If you have further questions, please contact our Success Team at 215-658-4550 or by email at Thank you.

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    Meredith Schulz

    When do you anticipate Therapynotes will support chip card readers?

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    We are investigating alternative readers at this time. However chip (EMV) cards can still be manually entered and swiped at this time. If you have any questions please contact our Success Team at 215-658-4550 or by email at Thank you!