We’re excited to announce a partnership with DermCafé—Canada's Virtual Dermatology Clinic where you can book a virtual visit with a Dermatologist in less than one week!
What is Virtual Dermatology?
Dermatology is one of the few visual specialties in the field of medicine. That means that often a diagnosis can be made by simply looking at the skin. This makes dermatology uniquely effectively for virtual care.
DermCafé uses their PIPEDA-compliant photo-platform to enable safe and effective care.
How does it work?
Step 1: Get a Doctor’s Referral today. Have a phone call with a DrugSmart Virtual Clinic physician any day between 9am to 9pm and ask for a referral to DermCafé.
Step 2: Book your virtual visit with a DermCafé Dermatologist in less than ONE WEEK! Your appointment is covered by OHIP with a doctor’s referral.
Step 3: Get a diagnosis via video call and submitted photos. Your prescriptions are delivered for free to your doorstep courtesy of DrugSmart.
Learn more at BeDrugSmart.ca/dermatology
What types of skin conditions can DermCafé treat?
Since starting in May 2020, DermCafé has seen over 2000 patients! Below are examples of common conditions that a DermCafé Dermatologist can treat:
Allergic/irritant contact dermatitis
Superficial skin infection (e.g. athlete’s foot)
What happens if I need an in-person visit?
Most Dermatology visits can be resolved without in-person contact. If, however, you require in-person care (e.g. for a skin biopsy), DermCafé will facilitate a seamless transition to an appropriate physical Dermatology clinic. Your Dermatologist will inform you of the next steps.
If you have no access to a Dermatologist within reasonable proximity, they work with local primary care physicians to guide your care in a safe and timely fashion.