The Cost To See a Dermatologist In Your Country

by | Jul 21, 2017 | Blog, Dermatologist, News, Traveling

Dermatologist cost price

Dermatologist cost

Achieving healthy, beautiful skin can be quite costly. From skincare products to facial treatments to dermatology visits, the costs add up. Whereas you can opt to buy affordable products and seek less expensive treatments, or when to seek medical care for that rash are a hard thing to adjust to your budget. Find out how much a visit to the dermatologist really is for you below and what read here what is an online dermatologist visit exactly.

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United States

In the United States the dermatologist cost and your payment options correlate directly with whether you have insurance or not:

  1. With Insurance

For those with insurance, copay for a visit to the dermatologist may be quite affordable (upwards of around $30), but the process to see a dermatologist is lengthy and complicated. First, your doctor has to refer you to a dermatologist, and the average wait time to have an in-person appointment is 32 days.

  1. Without Insurance

For those without insurance, a visit to the dermatologist starts at $170 to $200. This is an estimate, as prices also vary on the location. While some offices may give some discount or payment plans for those paying out of pocket, the price never seems to be under $100.

There are cheaper clinics that people may visit, like at CVS Clinics, but a visit to those clinics still costs around $70-$80.

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Europe

In countries within the EU like the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, and Spain, there are generally three options:

  1. Go Through The Health Care System 

It doesn’t cost anything to book a dermatology appointment through the health care system. However, a family doctor has to refer you to a dermatologist and the wait time to get an appointment can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months.

2. Go Through Your Private Insurance

There is the option to buy private insurance in Europe and seek a dermatologist through the options the insurance company provides. Dermatology costs vary and wait times are not guaranteed to be short.

3. Pay Out-of-Pocket

Paying out of pocket is also an alternative. In the United Kingdom specifically, the cost to see a dermatologist is around £220 to £250. While it is quite easy to book an appointment within a week, the visits only last 6-7 minutes, and one is often left debating whether the service was worth the hefty price.

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Canada

Canada has a similar system to Europe’s. Either you can get a referral from a doctor, wait for weeks or months, and see a dermatologist at no cost or pay out of pocket.

Paying out of pocket starts at an upwards of $125.

 

Australia

Visits to the public hospitals, though subsidized by the government, have long waiting times. Patients have reported waiting up until three months to get an appointment. Therefore, many choose to pay out of pocket.

An out of pocket visit to the dermatologist in Australia costs between $110-200 for the first visit, and then $75-$100 for subsequent visits.

 

Middle East

The Middle East is not much of a cheaper alternative. In Dubai, a visit to the dermatologist can cost about 400 AED, or about $108.

 

Asia

Prices of dermatology clinics in Asia vary greatly, but, in general, the upper scale clinics in urban centers like New Delhi, Hong Kong, Manila, etc. are reported to cost around the same as an out-of-pocket visit to a dermatologist in the United States (around $100-$200).

 

Central/South America

In Mexico, a visit to the dermatologist can cost between $40 to $95, depending on the location. While these may seem like affordable prices, wait times to see a dermatologist vary as well and tend to be on the lengthier side.

A visit to the dermatologist has been shown to be an unnecessarily lengthy and costly process. Most cases brought to these offices are of itchy red bumps and those could have been  quickly solved with over-the-counter medication. Rather than waiting for weeks and months for an appointment and paying hundreds of dollars in visits, try First Derm’s teledermatology service. First Derm allows individuals to snap a photo of their skin concern and receive a vetted board-certified dermatologist’s evaluation within 24 hours.

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Table below shows the distribution of dermatologists in the Caribbean and South America and their average wage

Country

No of Inhabitants

GDP ( average income ) PPL

Language

No of Dermatologists

Average Wage

Brazil

212,392,717

$262.25

Portuguese

8,384

$678

Mexico

2,095,428

$560.00

Spanish

1,921

$560

Colombia

49,849,818

$299.00

Spanish

921

$441

Argentina

45,101,781

$260.00

Spanish

3,240

$554

Peru

32,933,835

$294.00

Spanish

597

$503

Venezuela

32,779,868

$33.00

Spanish

400

$2.20

Chile

18,336,653

$426.00

Spanish

433

$977

Guatemala

17,577,842

$261.00

Spanish

156

$261

Ecuador

17,100,444

$450.26

Spanish

467

$394

Cuba

11,492,046

$25

Spanish

147

$18.66

Bolivia

11,379,861

$272.00

Spanish

190

$272

Haiti

11,242,856

$59.80

French-based creole

234

 

Dominican Republic

10,996,774

$166.00

Spanish

243

$392

Honduras

9,568,688

$246.65

Spanish

93

$372.72

Paraguay

6,981,981

$348

Guaraní & spanish

186

$400

El Salvador

6,445,405

$304.17

Spanish

70

$242.40

Nicaragua

6,351,157

$94.16

Spanish

103

$370

Costa Rica

4,999,384

$907

Spanish

142

$907

Panama

4,226,197

$250

Spanish

73

$646

Uruguay

3,482,156

$450

Spanish

209

$849.80

Jamaica

2,906,339

$130

Creole

117

$130

Trinidad and Tobago

1,375,443

$35.40

English

Not available

$736

Guyana

786,508

$168

English

Not available

$112

Suriname

573,085

$180

Dutch

Not available

$80.45

Bahamas

403,095

$600

English

61

$432

Belize

390,231

$594

English

8

$594

Barbados

287,010

$600

English

9

$214.61

Saint Lucia

180,454

$111

English

Not available

$142.46

St. Vincent & Grenadines

110,488

$222.15

English

Not available

$171.32

Grenada

108,825

$90

English

Not available

$142.83

Antigua and Barbuda

104,084

$164

English

2

$158.37

Dominica

74,679

$500

English

6

$139.13

Saint Kitts & Nevis

56,345

$170.95

English

Not available

$170.95

 

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Sources

https://www.psoriasiscouncil.org/docs/gpa_annual_report_2018-2019.pdf
https://ambergriscaye.com/art6/Gazette-Medical-List-May-2017.pdf
https://bajanmom.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/doctors-in-barbados-classified-by-specialty-location/
http://medicalspecialists.health.gov.ag/reports/healthresourceprofilesspecialists
https://photos.state.gov/libraries/dominicanrepublic/66631/acs/doctors_and_hospitals.pdf

 

 

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