Cheap Dermatologist Visit
March 16, 2012 4:35 PM   Subscribe

I am unemployed, living in New York City, with no health insurance and need to see a dermatologist. I can't afford a $250 visit. Does anyone know of a (cheap) dermatologist I could see?
posted by likeapen to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Can you go apply to the medicaid office and see if you qualify? It may take about a month for everything to go through if you qualify, but it's worth the wait if possible. You would probably be referred to a GP, then dermatologist.
posted by devymetal at 5:14 PM on March 16, 2012

You might be eligible for HHC Options.
posted by Mavri at 5:23 PM on March 16, 2012

Do you know you need a full dermatologist? The Duane Reade stores have walk in clinics with full doctors. Could that be enough? I think a basic visit is $50.
posted by caclwmr4 at 5:28 PM on March 16, 2012

Can you go to a medical school clinic? I used to go to one at NYU. You do not need to be a student.
posted by fifilaru at 5:51 PM on March 16, 2012

My friend saw a great dermatologist through Medicaid.
posted by unknowncommand at 5:54 PM on March 16, 2012

(in NYC, I meant to add)
posted by unknowncommand at 5:56 PM on March 16, 2012

I used various clinics at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical School and got great care, I was not a student there. There are several medical schools in NYC and you should be able to find a dermatology clinic.
posted by mareli at 6:42 PM on March 16, 2012

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