Dermatology-- Richfield
6425 Nicollet Avenue Suite 202
Richfield, MN 55423

Virtual Visits for Medical Dermatology Needs through United Skin Specialists

You lead a busy life and it can be challenging to find the time for unexpected – or unwanted – dermatology appointment. We understand how difficult it can be to take time off work, coordinate childcare, or just drive across town—but putting off a diagnosis can be far worse.

At Southwest Dermatology, we’re committed to providing you high-quality care when you need it most.  With our virtual dermatology visits, you can now have the care you need, online & on your time.  This “virtual visit” is easy to use – at home, at work, or on the go – diagnosing over 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions without an in-office visit.  

Through this secure, virtual platform, you’ll receive a diagnosis in three business days, or sooner, and prescriptions will be sent to your preferred pharmacy. In addition, you’ll be able to ask follow up questions for up to 30 days regarding the diagnosis and treatment of a single condition. 

Benefits of Our Virtual Dermatology Visits:

  • Dermatologic virtual visits completed by one of our board certified dermatologists online – and on your time
  • Set-up a virtual dermatology visit for yourself, your child, or another dependent
  • Receive a personalized treatment plan in 3 business days or sooner  
  • No frustrating in-office wait times
  • Affordable at $99 out-of-pocket per visit – or use an accepted insurance plan, Health Spending Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Your Virtual Visit is 3 Steps Away and 100% Secure:

Follow the steps below to start your virtual visit.  You can use the browser-based system or download our mobile dermatology app.  Both of Southwest Dermatology’s virtual dermatology systems are provided through our parent company, United Skin Specialists.  You will be directed to the United Skin Specialists’ website or app to start your visit with these steps: 

1. Create Account  2. Update Photos 3. Get A Diagnosis

Go to our Virtual Visit page or download the app. Then, provide details about your skin condition and medical history

Take photos of your current condition and upload to our secure platform. Receive a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan in three business days or sooner.

Or start a visit through our mobile app, found in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Search for United Skin to download the app today! Virtual Visits are for medical dermatology diagnosis only. Cosmetic dermatology consultations are not availbale through this service. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

Are Virtual Visits Only Available for Certain Conditions?
We can diagnose over 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions via our online dermatology care. The most common conditions we treat are acne, suspicious moles, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Southwest Dermatology Specialists does not provide cosmetic dermatology services or consultations through the Virtual Visit portal. 

How Much Does an Online Dermatology Visit Cost?
The cost of an online visit is $99, which includes the diagnosis, personalized treatment plan and prescription routing to your pharmacy. The fee does not cover the cost of the prescription(s).

Is This Service Covered by Insurance?
Virtual visits typically are not covered by insurance plans. You can use any major credit card, or use the convenient forms provided in the online visit to submit to your Health Spending Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for treatment.

Whom Can I Schedule a Virtual Visit For?
You can schedule an online dermatology visit for yourself or a member of your family, including children over age 8.  Children younger than 8 need to be seen by our dermatologists in one of clinics.  Find the clinic nearest you by visiting our Contact Us page.

How Soon Can I Expect a Diagnosis?
You will receive a diagnosis in 3 business days or sooner and usually in less than 24 hours. You can receive counseling from the dermatologist for up to 30 days concerning the diagnosis and treatment for a single condition.

What If I Need a Skin Biopsy or In-Office Procedure?
If your doctor determines that an in-office procedure is needed, please contact our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Additional visit costs or insurance claims will apply.

Are My Personal Health Information and Photos Kept Confidential?
Yes! Our online dermatology care platform is secure and 100% HIPAA and HITECH compliant.

Why am I Being Sent to Another Business’ Website?
Southwest Dermatology is a provider in the United Skin Specialists, LLC network.  Our virtual dermatology visits are conducted through the United Skin Specialists portal, but your treatment will be completed by one of our board certified dermatologists.