Health Dept. has credit and debit options
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012
Beginning Wednesday, May 2, consumers who wish to make payments to the Huntington County Department of Health using credit and debit cards may do so through GovPayNet®. GovPayNet accepts the major credit, debit and prepaid debit card brands for payments twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week on-site, online (www.govpaynow.com) or by phone 1 (888) 604-7888. Cardholders can make payments for a variety of services offered. These include immunization associated costs as well as costs for retail/mobile food permits, well & septic system associated fees and certified Indiana birth and death records.
Cardholders pay a service fee to GovPayNet at the time of their transaction. There are no charges to the Huntington County Department of Health for participation in the GovPayNet service. Improving the convenience of taxpayer transactions with the department means more frequent and timely payments, improved services and reduced taxpayer expenses.
“Consumers won’t have to wait until they can get to a bank to bring in cash or a check,” according to Joe Rakoczy, chief environmental sanitarian and office manager, “increasing our efficiency in receiving payments.”
GovPayNet accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. “GovPayNet differs from other companies because we are a merchant for bail and other, related payments in the criminal justice field,” says Mark MacKenzie, CEO of GovPayNet. “Each business day, we reconcile the previous day’s payments with the government office and then electronically forward the full payment to the agency’s bank account. We also handle all cardholder calls and inquiries about issues with payments,” he added.
GovPayNet, based in Indianapolis, is the category leader in accepting credit and debit card payments, on behalf of consumers, to government agencies. More than 1,400 agencies in over 40 states rely on GovPayNet to process payments from nearly a million consumers annually. In 2011, GovPayNet processed over $140 Million in payments to government agencies. Making GovPayNet available to consumers is an excellent opportunity for (agency name) to be at the forefront in offering a convenient, flexible way to pay their government obligations and improve services. For more company information, visit the website at www.GovPayNet.com or call GovPayNet toll-free at (888) 561-7888.