Blood work is usually available within 1 to 3 working days. Results for skin biopsies usually take one week. Test results will be communicated to you via telephone, mailings, Yale Health Online or through our clinical staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I get my lab results from Dermatology?
What is a skin cancer screening and how do I get one?
Skin cancer screenings are done to check a spot or spots on the body. Other dermatological issues will not be discussed at that time, as it is only a five- minute appointment. Skin cancer screenings are held periodically throughout the year, and you do not need a referral to attend. Patients with a history of melanoma and/ or basal cell cancer should NOT come to the screenings.
Can I walk in for treatment or services?
No. You must be assessed referred by your primary care clinician.
I am a student and have waived Yale Health coverage, can I be seen in the Dermatology Department?
No. Students who have waived Yale Health’s Hospitalization & Specialty coverage need to seek services from providers who accept their insurance.
I am a Medicare patient. Can I be seen in the Dermatology Department?
No. Medicare patients are not eligible for treatment in our Dermatology Department.
I was referred to an outside dermatologist. Can I just keep seeing this person now?
No. When referred to an outside dermatologist for a specific issue, you must return to Yale Health for follow up care once the issue has been completed.