Financing and Insurance
If you need to see a dermatologist, you are probably wondering, “does my insurance cover dermatology?” The answer to this question is more complicated than a simple yes or no. While dermatology is a mainstream medical specialty, many treatments provided by dermatologists are considered “elective” by insurance companies.
Coverage by your insurance provider will depend on the condition you have, the treatment your doctor recommends, and whether your company defines them as “medically necessary.” Often, the best way to figure out if your visit to the dermatologist is covered by insurance is to contact your provider. For procedures which are not covered, many dermatologists partner with third-party financing organizations to help minimize out-of-pocket expenses.