Healthcare Provider Community membership

Participating in Healthcare Provider Community surveys

Account & Profile


Earning and Redeeming Rewards

Healthcare Provider Community membership

How do I become a member?

All licensed medical professionals are invited to join the OpinionSite Healthcare Provider Community.  Please use our registration page to sign up.

Does it cost anything to join?

Membership is 100% Free.

What does it take to become a member?

To become a member, you must be a licensed medical professional and complete our enrollment questionnaire. Once your medical license is verified you will receive a welcome email and begin receiving invitations to various survey’s that match your profile.

Why should I become an Healthcare Provider Community Member?

Healthcare Provider Community compensates you to share your expertise and experience through surveys, moderated discussions and sponsored panels. Your opinions are then used to improve medical products and improve patient care.

I have not received my confirmation email, what should I do?

If you haven’t received your confirmation e-mail, please click here in order to resend it. If you still don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Junk/Spam e-mail folder. To ensure you receive future survey email invitations, please add the e-mail address to your address book.

Participating in Healthcare Provider Community surveys

How do I participate in a survey?

Once you click on your registration confirmation email, OpinionSite Healthcare Provider Community will verify your medical credentials and activate your membership. This will take 3-4 business days to complete. Once activated, you will receive invitations via email for survey's that we think you will qualify for and enjoy. You can also find survey's under the "Available survey's" tab inside the OpinionSite Healthcare Provider Community portal. The more comprehensive your profile, the more invitations you are likely to receive

Important Note: To confirm your registration, you need to click on the confirmation link within the e-mail. If you do not complete this step, you will not be able to receive survey invitations via email.    If you haven’t been able to activate your account for any other reason, please contact us providing as much information as possible.

Why are surveys conducted?

Businesses, governments, and other organizations are interested in the opinions of people who use, recommend and prescribe their products and services.

How often will I take surveys?

We will send invitations to you regularly.  Depending on your profile,  we may ask you to complete surveys more or less often,  so please keep your profile updated.

Why don't I have any available survey's?

We apologize if there are no survey's currently available for you. Please check your e-mail often as survey's are always being added. Please remember to add to your trusted email senders list.

How much time will I spend completing a survey?

The length of each individual survey will vary. Your invitation will clearly state how long we think it will take you to complete the survey and what the offered compensation is for your time.

How am I compensated for my time?

By completing surveys, members will earn rewards points redeemable for various items through OpinionSite, including gift cards to major retailers. Each survey will have a specific honorarium payment associated with it. We understand your time is valuable and strive to offer appropriate compensation for you. Terms and conditions regarding earning, maintaining and redeeming rewards points are set forth under “Earning and Redeeming Rewards” below.

I am having difficulty with a survey, what should I do?

Let us know what is happening by contacting us here.  Be sure to include the study code, topic and a brief description of your problem. The more information you give us, the better!. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by technical errors and will do our best to get them resolved quickly.

How can I update my information?

To update contact and other information, please login and find our update link on the bottom of the available survey's tab.

How can I change my password?

To change your password, please click on the tab above labeled Password reset and follow the instructions on the page.

I forgot my username/password. What should I do?

Your username is the e-mail address you registered with. If you don't remember it, please contact us here.

The registration survey won't take my email address?

We do not permit two registrations to the same email address. To gain access to your existing account, please use the password reset feature.

How do I unsubscribe?

Members can unsubscribe at anytime. Every survey invitation will include an immediate unsubscribe link. In addition, you can discontinue your membership by visiting the unsubscribe page and following the instructions.


What do you do with my personal information?

Any information provided to us will be retained and used solely for the purposes of fulfilling your requests, responding to your questions, offering you opportunities to participate in surveys, performing and carrying out the terms of Healthcare Provider Community (including fulfilling any rewards), or communicating with you as a member of Healthcare Provider Community. We support the rights of our members by limiting the use of their information for legitimate market research purposes and we make every effort to conform to industry standards created to uphold ethical survey research.

Why do you need my information?

We ask for your information to communicate with you, tailor survey opportunities for you, comply with legal obligations, fulfill your requests for rewards, and to keep our records updated. See our privacy policy for more details. The more information you provide, the greater your chances of receiving invitations to surveys you may qualify for, and the more opportunities you may receive to earn cash rewards.

What kind of emails should I expect to receive?

We will send you invitations to take surveys and/or administrative emails regarding your account. Our emails will all come from Please add this account to your safe senders list.

Who can I talk to if I have any privacy concerns?

Please see our Privacy Policy.

Earning and Redeeming Rewards


By completing surveys, members will earn and accumulate rewards points, which are redeemable through OpinionSite.  Each survey will have a specific “honorarium” amount associated with it specifying the number of rewards points payable for completion of the survey.  Your honorarium payment should immediately appear in your account upon the successful completion of most surveys.  Rewards points earned have no monetary value outside of the OpinionSite system, except where required by law.  You can request rewards redemptions via your member portal.  A minimum balance of at least 50 rewards points must be accumulated before points have value and are eligible for redemption. 

Members must remain active participants in the OpinionSite Healthcare Provider Community to be eligible to earn and maintain rewards points balances.  Members who become “inactive participants” as defined herein shall forfeit any unredeemed rewards points balances.  You may be deemed an “inactive participant” if you fail to respond to a survey invitation for 12 consecutive months.  If you have become an “inactive participant”, you will be informed of such status by email and given the opportunity to either continue or discontinue registration in the OpinionSite Healthcare Provider Community.  If you respond to such email and choose to continue your registration, you will be returned to active status and eligible to participate in future surveys and resume earning rewards points.  However previously earned rewards points forfeited due to reaching “inactive participant” status may not be reinstated.  If you do not respond to the registration email, we will discontinue your registration and you will be required to submit a new registration to be eligible to participate in future surveys.  SHC Universal reserves the right to assess maintenance fees and other charges for unredeemed and outstanding reward points.           

Members who opt to discontinue their registration for any reason shall forfeit any unredeemed rewards points.

I haven't received my rewards payment. What should I do?

Your honorarium should immediately appear in your account at the conclusion of most surveys.  For survey's that have required follow-up activities,  your honorarium will be available once you have completed all requirements (such survey's will be clearly labeled in their invitations).  If you feel you are missing an honorarium, please submit a request here with the title "Missing Honorarium". When submitting your request, please include the following information for quickest response -- Study code, Topic, Study Date. if you recieved any error message when participating, please include that as well.

How can I find out how much I've earned in rewards?

Please login to your account and click on the tab labeled Survey's - Completed. This will show you participation and reward history

What are my reward options in the US?

We often add new rewards choices so we always suggest you visit the Rewards Page to view an updated listing of reward options. E-gift cards and PayPal are our most popular options as these are the fastest to receive, however we also still currently offer check redemptions. As a reminder, E-gift cards/ PayPal redemptions are received in 1 to 2 weeks (which are processed weekly) compared to 6 to 8 weeks (processed monthly) for check redemptions. For a full listing of e-gift card options, feel free to click the “gift card” icon on your rewards page to browse through the available options.

What are my reward options outside of the US?

Currently rewards outside of the US are available in the form of E-gift cards and PayPal. Please visit your rewards page in order to see the specific rewards options.

How long will it take to redeem my rewards?

Redemption is fast and easy. Simply go to your rewards page and you will see your account balance at the top of the page. Click on the reward of your choice in order to initiate a request for redemption.

After I request my reward, how long will it take to receive my reward?

E-gift cards and PayPal are our quickest method, with members receiving their award within 1 to 2 weeks (weekly processing) to reach our members. Checks take the longest time to process at 6 to 8 weeks (processed monthly) due to the manual nature of processing the reward.

I completed a study, but never received my reward. Why? What do I do?

We feel it is your right to choose a reward that best suits your needs. As such, we do not send out payments to our members automatically. Instead, we credit your account once you have successfully completed a survey. When you are ready, simply log in to your account, visit your rewards page and click the icon to redeem the rewards you desire!

Can I track my reward earnings & redemptions?

At this point, you are able to scroll to the bottom of the rewards page to see your survey participation rewards and confirm that your redemption request was logged. Please understand once you request the payment, it may take up to a week for our team to approve the transaction to release the funds & then depending on the reward type the additional allotted total time before receipt.

Who can redeem PayPal Rewards?

PayPal rewards are currently available for all members.

How do I redeem my rewards for PayPal?

It’s simple! Be sure we have your PayPal email on file by going to the survey page in this portal, and clicking on the "PayPal Email Address Update" survey- where you can provide your "PayPal email address".  We understand it may be the same as the one you are currently using, but we need your confirmation one time in order to execute the payments via PayPal. You only need to provide this email address one time, although this is where you should go, should you ever make a change to your PayPal email address.  Once you have submitted your email, simply go to your rewards page, look for the PayPal redemption icon and click the reward you’d like to redeem. 

Is there a cost to establish/maintain a PayPal account?

No, there is no cost to create or maintain a PayPal account for the purposes of redeeming your rewards. *PayPal currently charges for some of its payment/disbursement options. PayPal specifically charges a fee for providing your reward via a check. For more information on these fees please go to PayPal FAQ

Is there a cost to redeem my rewards using PayPal?

There is no cost to redeem your rewards with PayPal if you are getting it transferred to your bank account. If you choose to receive a check from PayPal instead, there is a nominal fee assessed by PayPal. The fee to receive a check can be reviewed here or at PayPal’s FAQ page*. Note: the fees assessed by PayPal are at the sole discretion of PayPal. is not responsible for any policy changes / fees incurred to PayPal members/users of their services.

Once I redeem my PayPal reward, how long will it take to get my honoraria paid out?

After you request your PayPal redemption, your reward begins processing. Once approved, you will receive an email from alerting you that you received a payment from The subject line will read “Your OpinionSite PayPal Reward Has Arrived”. We ask that you allow  1 to 2 weeks to receive payment, although we always strive to provide your rewards as fast as possible.

Is using PayPal secure? What information is shared between PayPal &

PayPal is a separate corporate entity from Please consult the PayPal Privacy Statement on their website for full information related to their security and privacy measures.

When you choose PayPal as a reward, will simply send payment transmission to the email address you have your PayPal account registered with. We do not have access to ANY other PayPal account information nor do we provide any other information to PayPal besides your chosen email address and reward amount.

How do I transfer my reward from my PayPal account to my bank account?

Please refer to the instructions available in your PayPal account or refer to the PayPal FAQs for further information on transferring funds from your PayPal account to your bank account.

What if I never received an email from PayPal?

First, please check your Spam or junk folder. The email address that sent the email should be from with the subject line, “Your OpinionSite PayPal Reward Has Arrived”. Please add this email,, to your contacts or safe delivery email to ensure delivery to your inbox. If you still can not find your email, please log in to your PayPal account to make sure your reward has not been transferred into your account. Lastly, please look to ensure we sent the confirmation email to the correct “PayPal email address” by going to your "Available Surveys" tab in your portal and clicking on "PayPal Email Address Update" to review/provide the email on file for PayPal.  If you didn't have the correct PayPal email documented in this survey, go to your rewards page to check to see if your reward redemption was denied due to the missing PayPal email & simply re-submit if it was.  If after completing these 3 steps and 3 weeks has passed since redemption of your reward, please reach out to the support team at to investigate the status with the subject line of “PayPal-Missing” or simply click here.

What happens if I don’t see my payment in my PayPal account?

If after the 3 week processing period you still do not see a payment in your PayPal account, we suggest that you first confirm that the email address associated with you PayPal account is what we have on file for your payments. This process could have failed if there was not a corresponding PayPal account with this email address. Please note that if we never received an email for PayPal, we may have attempted a PayPal payment using your email. Please look to ensure we sent the confirmation email to the correct “PayPal email address” by going to your "Available Surveys" tab in your portal and clicking on "PayPal Email Address Update" to review/provide the email on file for PayPal.  If you didn't have the correct PayPal email documented in this survey, go to your rewards page to check to see if your reward redemption was denied due to the missing PayPal email & simply re-submit if it was.

What happens if I don’t cash my check within 90 days (US Only)?

If after the 90 day expiration date on the check passes and you ahve yet to cash your check we will be redepoisting the amount of the check to your points for your re-redemption at your convenience. 

NEW Updated Reward process new for 2018

At the end of 2017 we have reviewed our current reward process and we have decided to make a change. We are changing the reward processing dates in order to get you PayPal and E-Gift Card rewards ("Electronic Rewards") faster!

What has changed? We have updated our processing of Electronic Rewards from a bi-monthly process to be processed on a weekly basis. Every Monday or first business day of the week ("E Processing date") we will pull all Electronic Rewards requested the previous week (all rewards requested prior to 11:59 PM on Friday) to be processed. We will process and send all Electronic Rewards to community members within 7 business days of the E Processing date

For example, if you requested a PayPal reward on Thursday January 4th 2018 you would receive your PayPal reward on or about January 17th 2018 (7 business days from the E Processing date of Monday January 8th). Using the old processing timings, you would not expect to receive this same requested reward until the week of January 29th. Our new updated process will result  in getting you your reward 12 days faster!

All check requests will be processed once a month and should be expected to be received within 6 to 8 weeks from the last business day of each month. 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.