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How to initiate an online visit

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many ways in which we live our lives. Patients are often wondering if they are able to get the same treatments and appointments as they used to before March of 2020. With continued advances in telemedicine and telehealth, many offices are now offering online appointments. At the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center, we understand the importance of continued care during this time and provide safe and effective alternatives, including online visits.

How to schedule an online visit

Through our website, patients are able to arrange for an online visit with our dedicated staff here and the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center. Patients who have access to a video conferencing option, either on their phone or their computer, can make an appointment to have our doctor evaluate them through video whenever possible.

How to prepare for an online visit

To prepare for your online appointment at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center, patients should have the following with them:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • Computer or mobile device with video capabilities
  • Photos of the area of concern
  • Photos of health insurance cards
  • Your local pharmacy phone number

Your health is our priority. We thank you in advance for allowing us to continue to care for you during these unprecedented times.

Can I bill my insurance for my online appointment?

Absolutely! Online visits are billable through many of our accepted health insurance policies. We accept a wide range of common health insurance plans, including those from:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UHC
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Healthnet
  • Tricare
  • Multiplan

Whether you have a rash that needs evaluated or a growth of concern, it is important that you connect with a doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. Many appointments can be done online to eliminate unwanted contact and maintain social distancing recommendations.

Request your online appointment today

Dr. Paul Yamauchi and his associates at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center encourage patients to reach out to them if they are located in the area of Santa Monica, CA and are in need of an evaluation. You can call our office at (310) 829-4104 to schedule your telehealth appointment with our team!

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We want to reassure you that we are open and continue to do everything we can to ensure our patients, staff and vendors are protected as COVID-19 impacts our community. We will remain open during this time but as that anyone feeling any symptoms of the virus please stay home and utilize our online diagnosis telehealth option.


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