Do You Need a Referral
To See a Dermatologist?

  • Prescriptions, refills, lab results, specialist referrals and more.
  • Convenient, same-day appointments.
  • Open 7-days a week, 8am - 9pm (EST).
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Virtual Health Clinic

Book an appointment through our online clinic to get a Dermatologist referral.
Chat with a Virtual Health Clinic virtual doctor about your medical history and current symptoms.
Get your assessment, diagnosis, and Dermatology referral all from the comfort of your home.

When to See a Skin, Hair
and Nail Specialist!

As your body’s first line of defense, your skin takes a lot of hits. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and protects you from germs; repels water; and covers your blood vessels, nerves, and organs. If you aren’t feeling confident or comfortable about the skin you’re in or are worried about something on your skin, you should consider seeing a Dermatologist. Whether you are struggling with stubborn acne, hair loss, or itchy patches, speak with a Virtual Health Clinic healthcare provider about obtaining a referral to a Dermatologist. They can assist in deciding what the next steps would be so that you can start feeling good about yourself again.

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Reasons To See
a Dermatologist

  • arrow Acne
  • arrow Eczema
  • arrow Hair Loss
  • arrow Infection
  • arrow Moles Changing in Shape/Size
  • arrow Nail Disorders
  • arrow Psoriasis
  • arrow Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
  • arrow Rosacea
  • arrow Skin Cancer
  • arrow Signs of Aging
  • arrow Varicose and Spider Veins
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How Does
Dermatology Work?

Skin is the largest organ of our body and plays a crucial role in covering and protecting everything which is inside our body. It acts as the first line of defense against diseases and infections, and helps with temperature regulation, vitamin production, and muscle movement.

Many factors like poor diet, lack of sleep, excessive alcohol, smoking, irritants, hormonal changes, sun exposure, weakened immune system, and genetics can negatively impact our skin health. While minor conditions like acne, dryness, sunburn, blisters, warts, and hives can be treated by a primary care doctor and managed by medications or topical creams, some signs and symptoms can appear due to an underlying health issue which need to be evaluated.

A dermatologist can help recognize such signs, and treat many conditions including eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis, skin cancer, and skin infections.

Virtual Health Clinic

For our virtual doctors to assess your concerns, photos are required for an accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan.

When sending photos please follow these recommended tips for a high-quality consultation and accurate assessment.

  • arrow Photos should be clear and well-focused
  • arrow Take a closeup photo about 4 inches away
  • arrow Take another photo about 10 inches away
  • arrow Use natural source of light or fluorescent lighting
  • arrow Show the entire area of concern
  • arrow Take your photos against a white background
  • arrow Include a ruler or coin beside the area of concern so the online doctor can measure the size of the concerned area
  • arrow For feet, take photos of the top of your feet and the soles of your feet
  • arrow For hands, take photos of the top of your hands and the palms of your hands

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. A Dermatologist can also treat a wide range of hair conditions including alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, and infection related hair loss in both men and women.

Yes, you will need a referral from our healthcare provider in order to see a Dermatologist.

Yes, a virtual consultation with our Virtual Health Clinic healthcare provider is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

Regular examination of the skin for any new moles, or changes in the size, shape or color of existing spots/irregularities is important to help detect and treat skin cancers early. It is important to report these signs to our Virtual Health Clinic or your Dermatologist immediately.

You can cancel your appointment by sending an email to Include your first name and last name in the subject line. You may also call or text the clinic at 844-222-7200.

Yes, you can get your prescriptions refilled or renewed by our healthcare providers after your consultation. If it is deemed safe and medically appropriate, a copy of your prescription will be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice, after which you can either pick up or choose to get them delivered to your home.