Bergen Dermatology Specialist is now open with new Always Safe Procedures and we are seeing new and existing patients. We take the health and safety of our patients & staff very seriously and have revised in-office safety policies in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Our Always Safe Procedures include: pre-screening staff and patients, performing temperature checks upon arrival, requiring everyone to wear masks at all times, sending all necessary paperwork electronically so it can be filled out prior to appointment, requesting patients come alone if possible, implementing social distance protocols, and continually sanitizing the waiting room and clinical areas. In addition, we are also allowing greater time between appointments to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any given time.

This will mean you have fewer options for scheduling appointments. It also means it is vitally important that you show up for your scheduled time as we are now enforcing a “no show” policy. Our policy states that if you do not show up for your appointment or do not cancel within 1 business day prior to your appointment, you will be charged a no show fee of $50 dollars for a medical dermatology visit and $100 dollars for a surgical or cosmetic visit.
Telemedicine appointments remain available for patients who prefer and can be seen virtually. The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Bergen Dermatology Specialist is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and town health departments as we care for our patients. We have outlined in detail our new Always Safe procedures below to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable returning to our office.


Safe skin clinic policy in Ridgewood, NJ, Oakland, NJ
  • All patients will be texted or emailed information that allows you to register prior to arriving at our office.
  • All patients will be screened for COVID symptoms and COVID history prior to the visit.
  • Patient’s temperatures will be checked and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be rescheduled.
  • We will require patients to wear face masks at all times while coming, staying and exiting the office. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. We have hand sanitizer and hand washing areas available to all patients.
  • We are going to ask that you limit visitors joining you unless accompanying a minor or for critical transportation, communication or personal care.
  • Patients will be encouraged to wait outside or in their car until an exam room is available and the patient is ready to be seen. We will contact patients via secure text messaging or a phone call when the room is ready. We will be limiting the number of patients in our waiting room to allow for proper social distancing.
  • All of our staff have been trained on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
  • Our staff personnel will not work at our offices if they have any COVID related symptoms, and they will be screened at the start of each workday for fever and symptoms.
  • Our staff will wear masks and appropriate protective equipment (PPE) and take every precautionary step to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and employees.


We will disinfect each patient room before and after every patient visit. iPads will be disinfected after each patient.  Doorknobs, desks, counters, frequently touched areas and equipment are wiped down repeatedly throughout the day. The waiting room will be cleaned throughout the day.

Ensuring your safety and well-being is of utmost importance to us.  Call to make your appointment today or request an appointment through our website.

Thanks again for being so understanding and supportive.

Please contact us with any questions.