Access to webcam and microphone
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I have received the following message:

Unfortunately, we cannot access your webcam and microphone right now.

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    Gillian

    Hi Linda,

    If you're experiencing issues with conducting a Telehealth video call, I recommend following these steps first:

     

     

    Next, you can use TokBox's Pre-call Tool to make sure that you and your clients are set up for success in your appointments. This tool will check your device to make sure that your settings are configured properly. I also recommend that you share our Telehealth FAQs for clients guide so that they can make sure that their devices are properly configured to use Telehealth.

    You can find more detailed information about our Telehealth feature and best practices for usage from the following Help Center guides:

     

     

    We also offer a video training series that can help you prepare for Telehealth appointments called Getting Started with Telehealth. If you have follow-up questions after watching the series, you can attend a live Telehealth Q&A webinar, offered multiple times a week. You can find these resources and more on our Classes page.

    Let me know if you have any additional questions about this, or anything else SimplePractice. I'm here to help.

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    Hi Linda,

    If you're experiencing issues with conducting a Telehealth video call, I recommend following these steps first:

     

     

    Next, you can use TokBox's Pre-call Tool to make sure that you and your clients are set up for success in your appointments. This tool will check your device to make sure that your settings are configured properly. I also recommend that you share our Telehealth FAQs for clients guide so that they can make sure that their devices are properly configured to use Telehealth.

    You can find more detailed information about our Telehealth feature and best practices for usage from the following Help Center guides:

     

     

    We also offer a video training series that can help you prepare for Telehealth appointments called Getting Started with Telehealth. If you have follow-up questions after watching the series, you can attend a live Telehealth Q&A webinar, offered multiple times a week. You can find these resources and more on our Classes page.

    Let me know if you have any additional questions about this, or anything else SimplePractice. I'm here to help.

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    Susan Witt

    I work with younger kids and really need the audio on screen share.  Please consider fixing this issue.  It is helpful when showing short videos, using social stories, reading books, etc.  

    I work with younger kids and really need the audio on screen share.  Please consider fixing this issue.  It is helpful when showing short videos, using social stories, reading books, etc.  

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    Gillian

    Hi Susan, you can vote for the idea at simplepractice.uservoice.com. Your votes help our Product team understand which features are most important to you.

    Hi Susan, you can vote for the idea at simplepractice.uservoice.com. Your votes help our Product team understand which features are most important to you.

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    Diana Walla

    I have been using SP Telehealth for a few weeks, and it has been reasonably smooth. Suddenly, this week I am not able to start a session from my computer. I get this message: "Unfortunately, we cannot access your webcam and microphone right now." It references a camera icon in the URL bar, but I see no such icon on my computer. I have rebooted the computer, closed all other programs, changed web browsers, cleared my cache, an updated my operating system and browser. Still, I am getting this message. So basically I can't access telehealth from my computer on SP right now. How can I get it to work again? Thanks

    I have been using SP Telehealth for a few weeks, and it has been reasonably smooth. Suddenly, this week I am not able to start a session from my computer. I get this message: "Unfortunately, we cannot access your webcam and microphone right now." It references a camera icon in the URL bar, but I see no such icon on my computer. I have rebooted the computer, closed all other programs, changed web browsers, cleared my cache, an updated my operating system and browser. Still, I am getting this message. So basically I can't access telehealth from my computer on SP right now. How can I get it to work again? Thanks

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    Suzanne Lowry

    If you have safari  - go to safari then preferences and then websites tab - there you can allow access again on mic and camera

    If you have safari  - go to safari then preferences and then websites tab - there you can allow access again on mic and camera

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    Colin Chisholm

    I am having the same problem and just followed the above instructions. It did NOT work. Please help as I have already had to cancel two sessions.

    I am having the same problem and just followed the above instructions. It did NOT work. Please help as I have already had to cancel two sessions.

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    Colin Chisholm

    Follow up: I had to go to both video and audio in Preferences and change it to Allow. But why did this happen in the first place? It was working fine for two months, then all of a sudden I lose access right before my sessions. Frustrating as this is money lost and clients not getting the care they need.

    Follow up: I had to go to both video and audio in Preferences and change it to Allow. But why did this happen in the first place? It was working fine for two months, then all of a sudden I lose access right before my sessions. Frustrating as this is money lost and clients not getting the care they need.