All Collections
Tyro Integration (Payments)
Tyro Integration (Payments)

Connect Better Clinics to Tyro to process instant EFTPOS & Health Fund payments

Trentenn avatar
Written by Trentenn
Updated over a week ago

Why connect Better Clinics to Tyro?

The Better Clinics + Tyro integration offers you a seamless and reliable solution for payment processing and health fund claiming, allowing you to accept more payment types including contactless payments with 99.9% EFTPOS uptime! 

Once connected, your appointment information links directly to your integrated EFTPOS machine resulting in payments on the spot, faster transactions, fewer errors and a better customer experience. 

Tyro has 98% coverage of the insured population meaning that the majority of health fund claims can be easily and quickly processed!

Getting started

  1. Enable Tyro. Login to Better Clinics and go to Global Settings, under Integrations, click “Connect Better Clinics to other Apps”. On the Tyro integrations tile click 'Connect Now' to enable Tyro.

  2. Click 'Settings' to manage Tyro Settings.

  3. Add a terminal. Once enabled you will need to add your first terminal. Click 'Add New Terminal' and fill out the form, then click 'Create'.

  4. Enable Healthpoint (for Health Fund Rebates). If you accept Healthpoint then enable this from the main Tyro settings page by switching the toggle

  5. Assign team members or edit terminal details. To edit or view terminal details click the 'View' button. In the Terminal view you can assign any of your team members by clicking 'Assign Team Member' button and completing the required details. You can assign a different MID name and MID if required.

Pairing a Terminal

You will need to pair the terminal with the Browser you are using before you can process payments. If you change computers or browsers, you will need to re-pair the terminal. You will need to pair with each Terminal that you would like to use.

You can do this in the Tyro settings page or on the Payment screen when you are in the process of taking a payment. 

Option 1 - Tyro Settings

  1. Go to Tyro Settings view and the select one of the Configured terminals.

  2. On the Terminal view follow the steps under Pair Terminal heading:

  • On the Tyro terminal, tap Menu, then Configuration

  • Select Integrated EFTPOS, then Pair with POS

  • Click the button [Pair] (in the browser)

  • On the Tyro Terminal, tap Start (or Retry if you have already attempted to Pair)

  • Once finished select Stop on the terminal until you arrive back at the main screen.

  • Force Re-pair - If you would like to repair just follow the same procedure outlined above, it will force re-pairing of the terminal.

Option 2 - Payment & Refund View

  1. On the Payment or Refund view click on "Select TID/MID" upon selecting a TID/MID you will be prompted to pair (if you have not paired already)

  2. Force Re-pair - If you would like to repair you will find a gear icon above the "Select TID/MID" drop down. Select a TID that you would like to re-pair, then click the gear icon and select the check box to start the repairing process.

Option 3 - Re-pair your terminal

  1. If have already paired but have experienced a connection issue of some sort you may need to re-pair the terminal. See force re-pair in the two previous options.

Healthpoint Setup

Once you have enabled Healthpoint from the main settings page, add a provider ID and assign modality item numbers to products.

  1. Add a Provider ID. Navigate to the main menu and under Team click on “Team Members”. Select a team member and scroll down until you see “Provider Numbers” where you can add a provider number and then save.

  2. Assign a Modality Item Number to a product
    Navigate to the main menu and under Products click on “Product List”. Under
    Healthpoint select a Modality Type and Item Number for each product and then 'Save'

  3. When HealthPoint is enabled it will be available for selection in the Payment screen dropdown. Click the HealthPoint logo to start the Healthpoint payment process.

Taking Payment

If this is the first time using a particular TID/MID you will need to pair your terminal using the steps above. On the payment screen select your terminal "Select TID/MID". If you are prompted to pair, you will need to follow the steps to pair. If not you are already paired and ready to go.

  1. After selecting a TID/MID, on the Terminal select the menu (below 7) > Configuration > Integrated EFTPOS > Pair with POS > Then select Start.

  2. The text on the Payment screen will update with a status of success. If successful
    cancel out of everything on your terminal by repeatedly selecting the [stop] button
    until back to the start.


If using Healthpoint, you must start with Healthpoint before any other payment method is used.
NOTE: You can only process one Modality type at a time

  1. If required enter a Service Reference and Description

  2. Select a Provider number and the click Healthpoint, enter the Patient ID when
    prompted (found on Healthpoint card). Follow the prompts on the terminal to
    complete the transaction.

  3. Once complete you can choose to pay the remainder with EFTPOS by clicking the
    EFTPOS button or choosing another payment option.

  4. Once complete click PAY to complete the payment.


  1. Click the EFTPOS button to begin the transaction. The terminal should ask for you to swipe your card to start the transaction.

  2. Once complete click PAY to complete the payment.

EFTPOS Refunds

You can issue a refund for any EFTPOS transaction.
NOTE: You will need the Terminal password to issue any refunds.

  1. Click on INVOICES.

  2. Any EFTPOS transactions will have a [Refund] button next to them.

  3. Select Refund and then select the TID/MID that was used for the transaction. The
    full amount will appear in the field, you may enter a lesser amount if you wish.

  4. Click the Refund button and follow the terminal prompts to issue a refund.

Stripe Integration

Allow Stripe processing with Tyro enabled.

Tip: Should your Tyro integration be interrupted for any reason, you can still process payments using Stripe!

You can learn how to integrate stripe along with your tyro integration here.

Tags: health fund payments, EFTPOS, terminals, HICAPS alternative, payments

Did this answer your question?