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    Conduct a pre-call test

    What Video Call platform role do I need: All callers or signed-in users

    Conduct a quick test call to test your network and equipment to ensure a successful Video Call 


    Accessing the Pre-call Test

    The pre-call test can be accessed from: vcc.healthdirect.org.au/precalltest

    For users signed into the Video Call platform The Test Call button can be accessed from the clinic settings panel on the right of the Waiting Area dashboard.
    For callers and guests  The Test Call button can be accessed from Video Call Setup page prior to clicking the Start Video Call button.



    Running the Pre-call Test - what to expect


    The Video Call test will run through 6 checks: 

    • Camera
    • Microphone
    • Connection
    • Network
    • Bandwidth
    • Network Latency

    Click Start Test to begin the test.

    The entire test should take you less than 1 minute.


    You will see a progress bar of the test in progress
    You will be asked if Healthdirect can use your microphone and camera, please click Allow to proceed.



    The Pre-call Test results


    The final results are indicative of your device's equipment and network ability to successfully conduct a video call.

    Click on Show Details to view detailed sequence of results:

    Your hardware: two tests for your camera and microphone to check if they are working reliably. 

    Your Connection:  four tests to check if your network can support connection on TCP/UDP in order to exchange media, if your network is not blocking your connection externally, if you have enough internet bandwidth and if there is no delay caused by your network.




    What do I do if one of my tests fails? 

    If the test results indicate issues with the device's current setup, see the topic Troubleshoot Video Call pre-call test.



    Can’t find what you’re looking for?

    We are currently setting up a GP-specific support line.

    In the meantime please use these other support options.

    Email support

    or speak to the Video Call team on 02 8069 6079

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