Zoom Meetings (Video Conferencing)
For care providers who would like to set up virtual meetings and appointments, you have the option to use Zoom. This is a great option for patients and clients who do not need to come to a health care setting for their appointment.
How to begin using Zoom
If you are hosting or scheduling clinical visits, you can request a VCH Zoom license by completing this survey. Please note: licenses are deployed once a day at 3pm Monday-Friday. Once you receive your license, you can activate your Zoom account. Follow the instructions in the email from Zoom and set your password
To use Zoom on a mobile device, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app.
To use Zoom on a VCH computer, request the desktop application from the IMITS Self Service Portal. For a Zoom outlook plugin, select “Software” from the IMITS selections and when asked if you found the software needed select “no”. A detail box will pop up. Type in “Zoom outlook plugin”.
Test Zoom on your device to ensure it’s working prior to your first use: Go to https://www.zoom.us/test
You’re now ready to use Zoom! Set up your profile and settings at www.zoom.us.
NOTE: Users who have not logged into Zoom in 60 days will be switched to Basic status. With a Basic account you can still host meetings. Meetings with 3+ participants will be limited to 40mins.
To use on a VCH desktop or laptop (if not already installed), you must complete an IMITS software service request for Zoom software: http://servicecatalogue.healthbc.org/Pages/default.aspx
- Choose Software
- Choose desktop software
Order for existing device – choose non-standard software and type Zoom in the box that says software (don’t need name and version).
Resources and support
For detailed instructions on how to use Zoom, please see the VCH Zoom Manual.
If you are unable to run Zoom on your VCH desktop, click “start from your browser”.