Frequently Asked Questions

1: We employ board certified doctors with extensive experience and knowledge in dermatology.
2: Our master aestheticians are constantly learning the newest technologies and perform all services under the supervision of our certified doctors.
3: Our clinic occupies over a dozen different lasers and devices, we can tailor your treatment to your specific needs.
4: Our on-site phototherapy center, research facility and clinical research center allows all patients to receive complete care from a team working seamlessly together in a single location; overseen by your designated board-certified dermatologist. Without proxies or "passing the buck" with your health treatment.
5: We are one of only a small number of clinics to offer phototherapy for our psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo patients on-site.
6: It is our constant desire to offer not only the latest treatments but the most effective services available for our patients relief and success. Read more about our standards and practices here.
Typically you can be seen within 2-3 days but contact our office to determine availability. We will do our best to schedule same day appointments when urgent.
Medical and surgical dermatology appointments are usually covered by insurance but copayments are due at time of service. Cosmetic consultations are free for existing patients. New patients will be charged $175 that will be applied towards any cosmetic treatments received within 90 days.
We offer limited prescriptions on site but most prescribed medications will be sent to your preferred pharmacy for pick-up.
You can request your medical records be released by filling out and signing the form attached and email to [email protected]
To download a Authorization For Release Form, click here.
Yes, we often have monthly specials which you can view here.
Yes, we offer all patients interest free payments (for up to 1 year) through Alphaeon financing. To apply for financing, submit a request here.
Yes, we accept most major insurances. Please check with your insurance company by calling the number on the back of your insurance card. They can tell you if we are in network and if a referral is needed.

Payment for any deductibles and co-payments is due at the time of service.
Please note that health insurance plans do not cover procedures that are not medically necessary, which typically includes all cosmetic procedures.

Patients that receive treatments by a physician not participating in their plan will be responsible for full payment at the time of service. For patients that qualify for “out of network” benefits we will either provide the necessary documentation for submitting an “out of network” claim or, if we have the ability to do so electronically, will submit such a claim on their behalf. Health insurance plans vary on their coverage of out of network treatments and may provide only partial reimbursement of our fees.
There are many factors that determine how your insurance processes and pays claims. Please contact your insurance company to see if Dermatology Associates of Seattle is within your network, what services will be covered and if you have met your deductible requirements.
Aetna * PPO, Local Plus, Open Access
First Choice Health Network Plans
Kaiser Permante PPO
Humana * Non-HMO
Molina Healthcare
Premera Lifewise
TriCare West * Requires an initial authorization and subsequent authorizations
United Health Care * Excluding Community Care product line
Medicare Advantage and HMO plans require prior authorizations or primary care provider referrals before booking an appointment at Dermatology Associates of Seattle. Please contact your insurance for further details. If you are needing assistance with obtaining a referral to see a dermatologist please contact our referral coordinator at 206-315-0383.
All Medicaid plans require insurance authorization prior to patient being seen. Some plans might also request PCP referrals. Seeing an out of network provider can result in unexpected out of pocket expenses.
Community Care through United Healthcare Medicaid Products
PHCS Private Health Care Systems
Community Health Plan –Apple Health
UHC Medicaid products

We do not accept:
L&I claims

Have questions? Please send us your questions here.
We completely understand how your healthcare costs can be a challenge to comprehend and fully take advantage of. They don't make it easy. Luckily we are here to help. To start, costs depend on many factors, including your insurance, and the types of services you received. You are welcome to contact our billing support team directly through one of the following paths:
• Online Billing Inquiries: [email protected]
• Billing Support: +1(206) 315-0324
• Billing Address: 1730 Minor Ave, Ste 1000, Seattle, WA 98101

Due to the overwhelming number of insurance plans, the staff at Dermatology Associates of Seattle can't guarantee coverage by any individual plan. It is the patient's responsibility to verify that we are a member of their PPO or HMO network and if a referral from their Primary Care Physician (PCP) is needed before seeing a dermatologist. It is also the patient's responsibility to inform our staff of any insurance coverage changes.
Lab tests and/or pathology specimens sent to outside laboratories will be billed separately from Dermatology Associates charges. The laboratory service will bill your insurance for their services.

Types of bills you may receive from your appointment are:
• Fees for the services your care provider performed
• Lab fees for tests
• Diagnostic processing.

For questions, please reach us directly between the hours of
7:30AM and 5:30PM, Monday through Friday:

+1 (206) 267-2100 |  [email protected]