Online Dermatology Visits for Our Patients
For your convenience, the staff at Academic Dermatology now offers care through safe and secure online dermatologist visits. This “virtual care” mirrors an in-office appointment with the dermatologists you trust, but is available when you need it most.
Whether you have a busy schedule, an urgent (but non-emergency) need, or just can’t get into our office, our online visits make access to our board-certified dermatologists easier, faster and more convenient than ever for our patients. We can consult online for thousands of skin, hair, and nail conditions.
Benefits of Our Online Dermatology Visits:
- Consult with one of our board-certified dermatologists online – and on your time
- Set up an online dermatology visit for yourself, your child, or another dependent
- Get a personalized treatment plan in 3 business days or sooner (typically in under 24 hours)
- Pick up appropriate prescriptions at your preferred pharmacy
- Affordable at $59 out-of-pocket per visit
Get Online Care in 3 Simple Steps:
Whether you are starting your virtual visit through our online system or by using one of our new mobile dermatology apps, it’s a simple process:
Create Account/Start an Online Visit
Provide details about your skin condition and medical history.
Take photos of your current condition and upload to our secure platform.
Receive a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.
“Our goal at Academic Dermatology is to make health care easy and accessible. By offering online dermatology treatment, our patients now have even more options when it comes to their skin conditions.”
Dr. Whitney D. Tope, MPhil, MD
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Virtual Visits Only Available for Certain Conditions?
We can diagnose over 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions via our online dermatology care. The most common conditions we treat are acne, suspicious moles, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
How Much Does an Online Dermatology Visit Cost?
The cost of an online visit is $59, which includes the diagnosis, personalized treatment plan and prescription routing to your pharmacy. The fee does not cover the cost of the prescription(s).
Is This Service Covered by Insurance?
Online care is covered by certain insurance plans. If your insurance plan is not accepted, you can use any major credit card, or use the convenient forms provided in the online visit to submit for your Health Spending Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for treatment.
How Soon Can I Expect a Diagnosis?
You will receive a diagnosis in 3 business days or sooner and typically in less than 24 hours. You can receive counseling from the dermatologist for up to 30 days concerning the diagnosis and treatment for a single condition.
What If I Need a Skin Biopsy or In-Office Procedure?
If your doctor determines that an in-office procedure is needed, please contact our staff to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Additional visit costs or insurance claims will apply.
Are My Personal Health Information and Photos Kept Confidential?
Yes! Our online dermatology care platform is secure and 100% HIPAA and HITECH compliant.