120 Simsbury Rd Ste A

Avon, CT 06001

phone: (860) 674-9900

fax: (860) 678-0036

Riverdale Farms, Avon, CT street entrance Farmington Valley Dermatology, Avon Plumbing

DERMATOLOGY in the AGE of COVID-19

OPEN for IN-OFFICE and TELEMEDICINE APPOINTMENTS!

At Farmington Valley Dermatology and Surgery, the health and safety of our patients and employees is priority. During this coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we continue to operate so that patients have access to dermatologic care in a safe setting.


Telemedicine

  • Appointments by secure video: The dermatologist can consult with you by secure video ("telemedicine") for certain skin conditions.
  • Simple, secure technology: You will need a computer or smart phone that has a camera, microphone, Chrome/Firefox/Safari web browser. No special software download is required. Our telemedicine service is HIPAA-compliant, encrypted, and secure. Alternatively, we can use Apple FaceTime or Google Hangouts Meet.
  • Available if covered by insurers: Some private health insurers may stop covering telemedicine as more communities open up and reduce stay-at-home orders.
  • Endorsed by Medicare and private health insurers: Telemedicine allows patients to social distance themselves and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
  • NOTE: Insurers consider a video visit to be like an office appointment. Therefore, Farmington Valley Dermatology and Surgery will bill your insurance and your insurance may require a copay. 


In-Office 

  • In-office appointments Monday - Friday: Starting May 4th
  • Masks required for everyone's protection: Staff will be wearing masks/faceshields. We require patients and visitors to wear masks, too. We will give you a surgical mask if you didn't bring your own mask. Make sure your mask tightly covers your nose and mouth.
  • Prescreening: Staff will phone you prior to your appointment to confirm the visit and inquire about any recent COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Social distancing: We are reducing our patient schedule, spacing chairs out in the waiting room, allowing only patients (and a single caregiver) into the clinic. To keep patients moving through the clinic and not backing up at checkout, we may ask you to skip in-office checkout and allow staff to phone you to arrange any follow-up.
  • Please reschedule if feeling sick: Please contact the office to reschedule your appointment if you have signs of respiratory illness (fever, cough, flu-like symptoms), have recently traveled to areas of active coronovirus infections, or have recently contacted persons with COVID-19.

TELEMEDICINE

To schedule a telemedicine appointment and for more details, first call the office 860-674-9900.


At your appointment time, please check-in:

WELCOME

Farmington Valley Dermatology building interior in Riverdale Farms, Avon, CT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are always accepting new patients. We take most private insurances and Medicare.


05/04/2020: We have reopened the office for in-office appointments Monday - Friday. Telemedicine will always be available if medically appropriate.


03/23/2020: We are primarily seeing patients by video. We can see urgent cases in the office every Thursday.


03/16/2020 We are now offering certain types of appointments over video chat ("telemedicine").

DID YOU KNOW?

PATIENT ACCOUNT: Access your patient profile, demographics, forms, consents with the Breeze Patient Account Portal.


MEDICAL RECORD: Securely view your FVDS medical record with the "Patient Medical Portal".


SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT: Schedule an appointment with the Breeze Patient Account Portal.


BILL PAYMENT: Pay your FVDS medical bill online with our new Breeze Patient Account Portal. You can also use our original payment portal.


FACEBOOK: Visit the FVDS Facebook page for special cosmetic offers, helpful dermatology news, patient reviews.

ABOUT US

Farmington Valley Dermatology and Surgery, LLC was established in Avon, CT in August 2014 to serve the medical and cosmetic dermatology needs of Farmington Valley area. Our mission is to provide quality, effective, and compassionate care to children, adults, and seniors. 

OUR OFFICE

Farmington Valley Dermatology is conveniently located on Route 202 (CT-10), near Route 44, in Avon, CT. Our building is at edge of Riverdale Farms, at the same entrance as Avon Plumbing & Heating (Building 1). We are next door to the Hartford Hospital Avon Family Wellness Center, which is home to HealthTrax Fitness, Quest Diagnostics lab, Hartford Hospital primary care and rehabilitation, Starling Physicians, Jefferson Radiology, dentists, eye doctors.


We are close to the towns of Farmington, West Simsbury, Simsbury, West Hartord, Hartford, Canton, Granby, Bloomfield, Unionville, New Hartford, Torrington, Suffield, Windsor, South Windsor, East Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Manchester, Glastonbury, Wethersfield, Plainville. 


We have extended office hours to 6pm on many nights. 


Our electronic medical systems enable you to receive appointment reminders, access your medical records, communicate with our staff, pay your bill online.

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association