▷ Online skin check: BKK Pfalz offers a quick alternative to visiting a dermatologist

01.02.2022 – 10:56

BKK Palatinate

Ludwigshafen (ots)

Sudden itching of the skin, redness or inflammation – but the dermatologist is always busy or the next free appointment is only a few weeks away. The BKK Pfalz creates the solution with the new online skin check.

Patients in this country have to wait around 30 days for an appointment in a dermatology practice. But in the meantime, the symptoms usually get worse. With the new service from the friendly Familienkasse, dermatologists can be consulted online within minutes via the OnlineDoctor portal. The specialist medical assessment and therapy recommendation is made within a maximum of 48 hours. “Many skin problems can be assessed quickly and easily digitally,” says Marco Vogel, head of the BKK Pfalz department for care and contracts. “Image evaluation by dermatologists has long been routine in everyday practice and delivers good results.”

It works very simply: First, you can freely select a dermatologist on the website of our partner OnlineDoctor. The symptoms can then be described and three photos of the affected skin area can be uploaded. Usually after just a few hours, the specialist medical assessment comes with concrete recommendations for action. Insured persons of the BKK Pfalz can use the online skin check free of charge.

Further information: https://www.bkkpfalz.de/highlights/hautcheck

The BKK Pfalz is a nationwide statutory health insurance company based in Ludwigshafen and has existed since 1923. The friendly family insurance company is increasingly relying on innovative solutions for its services and is continuously expanding its digital offers for its insured persons. Around 400 employees look after around 170,000 insured persons.

OnlineDoctor is the leading provider of teledermatology in Germany. The company was founded in 2016 by dermatologist Dr. Paul Scheidegger and the two health business experts Dr. Tobias Wolf and Dr. Philipp SF Wustrow founded. As the exclusive partner of the Professional Association of German Dermatologists (BVDD), OnlineDoctor currently works with around 400 dermatologists in Germany. This means that more than 10 percent of all dermatological practices offer the service. Further information: www.onlinedoctor.de

Press contact:

BKK Palatinate
Martina Stamm, Head of Corporate Communications,
[email protected], Tel: 0621-68559120

Press contact: Christiane Harders
[email protected], Tel: 01789231012

Original content from: BKK Pfalz, transmitted by news aktuell


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