The Dermatology Department provides a full range of skin care to our members with a referral from their primary care provider:
- Adult and pediatric dermatology
- Treatment of diseases affecting the skin, hair, and nails
- Dermatologic surgery
- Limited patch testing
- Skin cancer surveillance
Cosmetic dermatology concerns, such as skin tags, wrinkles, routine skin care and scars, are not seen in Dermatology and are not a Yale Health covered benefit.
On occasion we will refer you to a dermatologist outside of Yale Health for a specific issue. You must return to Yale Health for follow-up care once the issue has been completed.
Medicare patients and students who have waived Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage cannot be seen in the Dermatology Department.
Biopsy and Lab Results
Results for skin biopsies usually take one week. Blood work is usually available within 1 to 3 working days. Results will be communicated to you via telephone, mailings, or MyChart.
Mole Screening Appointments
NOTE: If you have a specific mole/lesion of concern, contact your primary care provider for an evaluation or a referral as soon as possible.