The Division of Dermatology is committed to ensuring our patients’ health and welfare. We strive to maintain the health and safety of our community, physicians, and staff, while caring for our patients’ skin needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our clinical sites are open for in-person clinical visits. There are also options for teledermatology visits for patients who would rather not come into an office setting. We are taking measures to keep our patients safe by limiting the number of people in waiting rooms, practicing physical distancing, and requiring masks. Patients will also be screened for symptoms prior to and at the time of visit. For additional information about our safety measures, click here. If you have any questions or would like to schedule or change an appointment, please call our scheduling number at (314) 273-DERM.
How will teledermatology work?
Teledermatology is intended to provide you with dermatologic care without a face to face visit. After providing consent for telemedicine, you will have the option of having scheduled virtual visits with your doctor. This may be achieved through phone calls, messaging through your electronic medical record, and review of pictures that you share. In some cases your doctor may recommend scheduling a live in-person clinical visit to address an urgent issue. This can be done through the use of Zoom Cloud meetings. Instructions for first time Zoom users can be found here.
Sending pictures to your doctor
- For tips on how to take high-quality photos of your skin lesion or rash, please click here.
- See the video tutorial below reviewing how to use MyChart to communicate with your dermatologist and send pictures or other files from your computer:
- The video tutorial below reviews how to use MyChart to communicate with your dermatologist and send pictures or other files from your mobile device:
Providing consent for telemedicine
We ask that you complete a specific telemedicine consent form, which you can find here: Informed Consent for Telehealth Consultation. Once you complete this form, please take a picture of it or scan it, and send it to your dermatologist through MyChart. If you are not currently enrolled in MyChart, please request access here.
For minor and adolescent patients, the forms listed below allow a caregiver or family member â€œproxyâ€ access to the minor or adolescentâ€™s MyChart account:
Information for patients affected by cancer
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) and the Cancer Support Community (CSC) has online Coronavirus resources for cancer survivors, including a Cancer Support Helpline staffed by resource specialists and counselors with extensive experience helping people affected by cancer. Please click here for more information.