Learn about the many Real-Time Virtual Supports available for all First Nations citizens across the province and rural and remote communities.
The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is offering each rural physician in BC the option to have access to a Zoom medical video conferencing license. This tool will allow you to virtually reach out to patients and peers during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
If you have a platform that is working for you feel free to continue using it.
Sign up online for a Zoom license now: http://bit.ly/rccbc-zoom
Once you have submitted your information, you will be contacted via the email you have provided (check your junk mail!) with an activation link for your license within 48 hours. Thank you for your patience as we get all the licenses up and running!
Please review the Zoom Account Activation instructions and other resources below before activating your license.
Concerned about using Zoom for your patient visits or colleague consults? Learn more about RCCbc’s Zoom for Healthcare licenses.
Getting started with Zoom
- Zoom Account Activation
- How to Start a Meeting Guide
- In Meeting Navigation Guide
- Guide for Participants
VIDEO: Learn how to invite people into your Waiting Room on Zoom.
Can’t sign up online? Here are some other ways to request a Zoom license:
Phone: 1-877-569-4762– available 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
An RCCbc team member will take your details
Email: send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Full Name
- Email address (preferably not a health authority (HA) email address)
- Phone Number
- Community you support
- Community you live in
- MSP #
- If you are a Nurse Practitioner, GP, or Specialist (and what specialty)
- Can RCCbc send you updates?
Background – Real Time Virtual Support
This solution is being driven by rural doctors and the RCCbc team, under the leadership of Drs. John Pawlovich and Stefan Du Toit, both of whom have worked in this virtual space for a number of years. They work tirelessly with our provincial partners to provide clinical tools and expertise.
We selected Zoom as the best option at this time understanding that no technological tool is perfect. This choice was made mainly because of the platorm’s stability and ease of use. Zoom allows for connectivity within patient’s homes, clinics, health centers, and hospitals. It can bridge multiple health providers to collaborate on patient care and support one another. Having a technological solution that harmonizes with our provincial partners is optimal. We believe this current decision with Zoom is an important step in this direction.
Thanks for all your work serving your communities in the many ways that you do – please let us know if you have ideas of other ways the RCCbc can help you at this time.