It is very easy and intuitive to conduct a healthdirect Video Call consultation.
To start a Video Call consultation, the patient/client clicks on the link that has been provided by the health service. They will be asked to enter their details, including their name and any other information requested by the health service. The patient/client will then arrive in the clinic waiting area and wait in their own private video room. They will see any messages from the clinic (configured in ‘Configure > Waiting area’) and hear music – they can change the type of music they hear to suit their taste. Please watch this short video that shows the patient journey when starting a Video Call to attend their appointment via Video Call.
Health service providers
When the health service provider is ready, they sign in to Video Call and arrive in their virtual clinic waiting area. They will see their waiting patient and click the Join button next to the patient’s name. The health service provider doesn’t use a ‘Meeting room’ or ‘User room’ for health consultations – they simply join their patient’s call from the Waiting Area. (Meeting rooms and User rooms are used for meetings with other health professionals or other guests, they are not designed to be used for a video consultation with a patient.)
See step-by-step instructions for how to join a video call.
While in the video consultation, the health service provider can access a range of functions, such as show the patient their test results, draw a picture or diagram, provide the name of a medicine they need to get, play a YouTube video or get another health professional to join the consultation. There are a range of Apps & Tools available to share resources in a Video Call.
See step-by-step instructions for how to use the Apps & Tools.
Information for health professionals
We have some quick guides that you can download and/or print for your GPs including:
Clinic team members can watch this video to see how easy it is to use healthdirect Video Call.
The Video Call Resource Centre (that you are now in) includes many step-by-step instructions, videos and downloadable files. Feel free to browse these resources or use the search function to find what you are looking for.