UPDATE AS OF 03/04/21
In compliance with Texas Medical Board guidelines, masks are a continued requirement for your appointment at Central Texas Dermatology. Our desire is to provide excellent dermatology care, and masks are currently defined by state medical leaders as one of the minimum standards for safe practice.
When you enter our office, you’ll find the same enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions in place for your safety. As a medical practice, we are required to comply with the Texas Medical Association’s COVID-19 Minimum Standards of Safe Practice, so we greatly appreciate your cooperation in wearing a mask. If you’re unable to comply with this requirement, we ask that you reschedule.
While we are encouraged by decreasing COVID-19 cases in Texas and increasing vaccination rates, we will continue doing all we can to diminish the virus’s spread in our community. We encourage our patients and friends to keep themselves and their families safe by wearing masks when needed, social distancing and washing their hands frequently.
Central Texas Dermatology is fully open and here to serve all of your medical, surgical and aesthetic skincare needs in a safe environment. Because the health of our patients and office staff is of the utmost importance, we are taking extensive COVID-19 safety precautions.
When you visit Central Texas Dermatology and SkinCare Austin, you will experience the following additional safety measures for your protection:
- We’ve implemented rapid check-in to ensure you don’t wait alongside other patients. We check you in quickly and get you to a private room away from others while you await your appointment with your provider.
- We’ve implemented health screenings for each person entering the office, both patients and staff.
- Our staff thoroughly sanitizes each room between patients.
- All staff and providers wear a mask for your utmost protection.
- In addition to masks, both medical and cosmetic staff wear face shields to safely perform any procedures.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19?
If you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you are cleared with a negative test result before entering our office. If you are awaiting test results, please call and let us know so we can reschedule your appointment for another time.
The definition of close contact is proximity of less than six feet for more than 15 minutes while unmasked. Please see your primary care doctor for results that typically come back within two to three business days OR sign up for rapid screening at one of the following urgent care facilities. Different urgent cares have different screening policies. Please see the location nearest you for specific guidelines.
Texas Med Clinic Urgent Care (two Austin locations open 8 a.m.-11p.m.)
IH 35 South/Slaughter Lane
12319 N MoPac Expressway
Signature Care ER
5701 W Slaughter Lane 78749 open 24hrs
How are you sanitizing at Central Texas Dermatology?
We thoroughly clean and sanitize all common areas, exam rooms, and other care areas in between every use. Hand sanitizer is readily available for our patients and visitors.
Can I bring a companion?
To reduce risk of infection, we must limit visitors. If you need someone to assist you during the visit, we certainly understand. Otherwise, we must ask that you leave non-essential visitors and family members at home.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Yes. Everyone who enters our office is required to wear a mask at all times. If you do not have a mask, you will be asked to reschedule or purchase one from our office for $5.
Are you social distancing when possible?
To keep you safe, we are social distancing inside our office. We are taking patients directly back to exam rooms as soon as possible. Waiting rooms have been reconfigured to accommodate recommended guidelines, with at least 6 feet between chairs.