Patient & Visitor Guide

Welcome to the Patient/Visitor Guide for Emory Dermatology. We hope the following information is useful to your visits to see us.

Patient Registration

Before your first appointment with a physician from the Dermatology Section, we request that you obtain medical records from your other health care providers and bring them with you, if possible.

This will help us to expedite your appointment and ensure that we have the appropriate information needed to provide the best advice possible during your initial consultation.

To learn more information or to schedule an appointment with the Emory Dermatology Department, please call 404-778-3333 or contact HealthConnection℠ at 404-778-7777 or 1-800-75-EMORY.

HealthConnection℠ is a patient information service with a direct line to registered nurses and representatives who answer questions regarding health information or help you plan your Emory visit.

First Visit

You may make an appointment with a physician from the Dermatology Section of The Emory Clinic by contacting us directly or through a referral from your primary care physician. Because of great demand for our speciality services and limited numbers of physicians with the unique expertise required to provide these services, we may not be able to immediately schedule an appointment.

In order to facilitate the appointment process, it would be helpful for you to send any reference notes from your physician and test results, such as previous skin biopsy and laboratory results, if applicable. You should also bring this information to your initial evaluation.

Please fax this information to 404-778-3337 or please send to the following address:

NOTE NEW LOCATION!
The Emory Clinic, Section of Dermatology
1525 Clifton Road NE
3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322

You should also bring medical history information, a list of your current medications and your insurance card. Many dermatologic conditions are covered by most insurance carriers and in most cases, you can be seen and the visit is covered without getting a referral. However, you should check with your insurance provider about your particular options before making an appointment. Patients whose insurance requires a referral prior to being seen will not be evaluated without a referral.

Location

The main offices of the Emory Department of Dermatology are located at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Parking: Parking is available, for a nominal fee, in the garage directly behind the building. The garage entrance is located on North Gatewood Road and can be accessed by turning-off Clifton Road onto either Houston Mill Road or Gatewood Road. We suggest parking on the third floor where there is an entrance from the garage directly into the lobby of our new clinic.

Please plan for traffic congestion in the immediate vicinity around the Emory campus, particularly during rush hours.

Education

The Emory Department of Dermatology and the Dermatology Section of The Emory Clinic, Inc., are dedicated to providing health information and education about dermatologic conditions and related disorders to the Atlanta community, the region, and the nation.

For more information or to find out about seminars or health-related education provided by The Emory Dermatology Department, please call:

Emory HealthConnection℠: 404-778-7777 or 1-800-75-EMORY (800-753-6679) outside Atlanta

WEB LINKS: Further information about dermatologic conditions and skin care can be found by linking to the following web sites:

Support Groups

The Dermatology Section of The Emory Clinic and the Department of Dermatology at Emory is dedicated to helping our patients cope with physical and psychological distress that may be a result of many skin conditions. There are numerous organizations and support groups in each community throughout the country to provide information, help, and guidance to sufferers of various dermatologic conditions. Below is a listing of phone numbers and web links to key support organizations.