COVID-19 Safety Protocols
We at Dermatology Consultants care about your health, and have kept the health and well-being of all of our patients in mind when establishing a COVID-19 safety protocol. We are especially cognizant that many of our patients are immunosuppressed, and therefore at higher risk for developing severe COVID-19 infection. Our protocols comply with guidelines established by Newton Wellesley Hospital, where we are based, as well as guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
We follow stringent cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and pride ourselves on a clean and safe healthcare environment. All staff continue to wear masks, as required by hospital guidelines.
We continue to provide Telemedicine services, especially for follow up of certain conditions, or for patients who have difficulty coming into the office. Please check with your insurance company regarding coverage as well as copays. Please note that certain issues are best evaluated through in person visits, especially if there is concern for skin cancer. To schedule or if you have questions about whether Telemedicine is appropriate for your condition, please call the office for more information.
Prior to your in person visit:
COVID-19 symptom checks will be completed by phone within a few days of your appointment.
Please contact us prior to arriving for your visit if you develop any worrisome symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chills, muscle aches, or sudden loss of taste or smell.
Please also let us know prior to your visit if you have had a recent positive COVID test, if you are quarantining due to exposure to COVID-19, or if you are awaiting the results of a COVID test.
During your visit:
Newton Wellesley Hospital requires that all patients and visitors wear a mask while in the hospital. If you do not have one, a mask can be obtained at the hospital front desk.
During your visit, you may be asked to remove your mask for a brief period of time in order to complete an examination of the skin of the face. Please refrain from talking while the mask is off.
For more information:
Follow the links below to learn more about COVID-19:
NWH guidelines: https://www.nwh.
Massachusetts guidelines: https://www.mass.