Dermatology Virtual Visits

Dermatology Virtual Health Visits Available Now

We are pleased to announce The GW Medical Faculty Associates Dermatology Department is now offering virtual visits with our dermatology providers for your skin, hair and nail conditions. To help promote social distancing, and with COVID-19 spreading widely in the U.S., you can schedule to virtually connect with our dermatologists from the comfort of your home, for your convenience and safety!

Our Virtual visits make access to our dermatology providers easier, faster and more convenient than ever for our patients. Dermatology Virtual Health gives you the flexibility to receive immediate, convenient, effective care at a distance, from our trusted team of dermatologists and providers. We can consult online for thousands of skin, hair, and nail conditions.

Our virtual care appointments are provided on a secure, HIPAA compliant platform for current and new patients. This "virtual care" is just like an in-office appointment with the dermatologists you trust, but is available when you need it most.

Please keep in mind this service is NOT for medical emergencies. If you think you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.

Benefits of Virtual Dermatology Visits

  • Consult a dermatologist online - and on your time
  • Set up an online dermatology communication for yourself, your child, or another dependent
  • Get a personalized treatment plan
  • Get prescribed the medicine you need
  • Pick up appropriate prescriptions at your preferred pharmacy
  • Telehealth visits are covered by Medicare and most insurances

Request an Appointment

Call 202.741.2600 to schedule an appointment. For our Bethesda providers, please call 240.483.0542 and one of our scheduling team members will be happy to assist you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do virtual visits work?

Visit this page to learn more about MyChart Video Visits.

Are virtual visits only available for certain conditions?

We can help with more than 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.

Is this service covered by insurance?

Online care is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.

What if I need a skin biopsy or in-office procedure?

If your doctor determines 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.

Is my personal health information kept confidential?

Yes! Our online dermatology care platform is secure and 100% HIPAA and HITECH compliant.

What dermatologic conditions can be treated with an online virtual appointment?

We can help with more than 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions via our online dermatology care including:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis/dandruff
  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Skin Infections
  • Psoriasis
  • Hives
  • Skin allergic reaction
  • Folliculitis
  • Hidradentitis
  • Vitiligo
  • Concerning lesions as a screen (discretionary)
  • Skin allergic reaction
  • Nail problems
  • Dry skin
  • Skin wounds

Telemedicine In the Media

Our dermatologists are leading experts in delivering quality healthcare via telemedicine. With the recent explosion of telehealth needs, their expertise is sought out by both local and national media.

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