Dermatology Specific Information

Should I go to my scheduled dermatology appointments?

Transmission of COVID-19 is especially high in health care settings. Health care facilities and clinicians are prioritizing urgent and emergency visits at this time. Make sure to check with your physician about your individual situation before canceling or proceeding with your scheduled visit. Please note that, at this time, most states are enforcing regulations prohibiting elective procedures including cosmetic or aesthetic treatments. These procedures will need to be rescheduled to a time after these regulations are lifted.

Your doctor may triage your care based on the individual risk of your condition, your risk of complications for COVID-19 and your risk for contracting COVID-19. Some skin cancers (including squamous and basal cell carcinomas) can be slow growing and treatment can be safely delayed for a period of time. Other cancers may pose an immediate risk to your health and thus urgent treatment would be recommended. Instead of canceling or delaying your care, your physician may offer you a virtual visit via phone or video in order to optimize your care.

What is COVID-19?

EVERYONE is at risk. All ages and races have been diagnosed and have died from this virus. Please take this virus seriously to protect yourself, your family and your community.

What are the COVID-19 symptoms?
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea