One of the benefits of Clocktree telehealth is that it’s portable! Providers and Clients can connect for a video appointment from just about anywhere using a mobile device. You can use Clocktree on both Android and iOS devices, but this blog post is specifically for iPhone and iPad users.
Use Safari Browser
There is no special software or app to download. Simply log into your Clocktree account via Safari browser, just like you would on a computer.
Add the Clocktree icon to your home screen
For quick access to your Clocktree account, you can add a Clocktree icon to your home screen. Here are steps to do this:
- Visit Clocktree.com using Safari
- Click the “Share” icon at the bottom of your browser (see below left)
- Click the “Add to Home Screen” icon (see below right)
- Click “Add”
No 3-party video calls
One limitation when using an iPhone or iPad for Clocktree telehealth sessions is that it doesn’t accomodate video calls with more than 2 people. For family or group sessions, it’s best to use a computer if you need to see all parties. But for standard sessions between two people, it’s a great alternative.
Use WiFi when possible
It’s important to get the strongest internet signal possible for a high quality Clocktree video call. Typically this means connecting your iPhone/iPad via WiFi instead of the 4G or LTE data signal.
Clocktree telehealth is web based and should work on any modern computer or mobile device with a camera. Access Clocktree via browser, no matter what device you are using. Preferred browsers are:
- PC (Windows): Google Chrome
- Android tablet or phone: Google Chrome
- Mac (Desktop or laptop): Google Chrome or Safari
- iPhone or iPad: Safari
In many cases, Clocktree will work on other browsers such as Edge or Firefox, however we recommend Chrome or Safari for the most reliable video and audio connection.
It’s also important that both ends of the video call have sufficient internet speed. You can test your internet speed at www.speedtest.net This gives you three speed metrics for ping, download and upload. The upload speed is the most crucial for video conferencing and it should be above 5 Mbps for a good connection.
Some tips for maximizing your internet speed are:
- Connect your computer to the router via ethernet cable, as opposed to WiFi, if possible.
- If using WiFi, position yourself as close as possible to your router.
- Avoid streaming content from the internet on other devices connected to your network – you share bandwidth so let your Clocktree connection use all of it!
- Restart your computer right before your Clocktree session and don’t open other software or apps that might use internet or processing power in the background.
And finally, make sure your camera and microphone are functional and check your lighting and background prior to a video call. To do this, log in to your Clocktree account and select Test Audio/Video.
As always, contact our Customer Care team at 302-990-8935 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help!
Read about Clocktree on Geekwire. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/led-microsoft-vets-intelius-co-founder-clocktree-rolls-telehealth-platform-healthcare-counseling/
Seattle-area startup Clocktree offers a service for patients to find and receive therapy from mental health, relationship, addiction and nutrition counselors. Providers can connect through video and messaging with their patients, and the platform also gives counselors a HIPAA-compliant place to store notes, videos and documents. Read more…
We are very excited about our partnership with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, extending Clocktree’s affordable HIPAA compliant telehealth platform to more than 100,000 addiction counselors and educators worldwide.
“Increasing and improving access to treatment is the key to better serving individuals and families who are in need of addiction treatment,” says Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Executive Director of NAADAC, “For many addiction counselors and their clients, increased access will be gained not solely by increasing face-to-face treatment services, but rather by increasing and expanding treatment services through telehealth. NAADAC is so pleased to announce that through our new partnership with Clocktree, we now offer our members the access to telehealth that will increase and enhance access to care for their clients! We are proud to join Clocktree in this new frontier of telehealth.”
Read more about this partnership at NAADAC.org