DERMATOLOGY / DERMATOLOGY

Associated Clinical Pathways

There are no pathways associated with this tele-advice service at this time.

eReferral Advice also available

As an alternative to dermatology tele-advice, providers in the Calgary Zone can submit an eReferral Advice Request for adult and paediatric dermatology issues, and will receive a response back from a specialist within five calendar days.

To submit an eReferral Advice Request, go online. For a list of other specialties available and more information about eReferral, visit the website.

How to request Dermatology tele-advice

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

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Tele-advice can also be requested by calling 403.910.2551 or toll-free at 1.844.962.5465. Please have the patient's Personal Health Number at hand for all tele-advice enquiries.


What can I enquire about?

  • Routine requests (diagnosis, management, therapeutics)
  • Emergent, including the following:
  • • Erythroderma (> 90% body surface area involvement)
  • • Drug reactions (i.e., DRESS - drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, Steven-Johnson's syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • • Severe rash in an immunocompromised patient
  • vToxic shock syndrome
  • • Staph scalded skin syndrome
  • • Kawasaki's disease
  • • Select infections (i.e., eczema herpeticum, mycoplasma-induced rash and mucositis or MIRM, etc.)
  • • Cutaneous vasculitis
  • Urgent:
  • • Erythema multiforme major
  • • Blistering disorder (i.e., pemphigoid, pemphigus, acute contact dermatitis)
  • • Neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome, pyoderma gangrenosum - depending on severity)
  • Semi-urgent:
  • • Neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome, pyoderma gangrenosum - depending on severity
  • • Melanomas
  • • Select cutaneous cell lymphomas

More details

To request this service by phone, call 403-910-2551 and press 2, 5.

Contact us

If you have a question, comment or technical issue, please call 403.910.2551 Ext 0, or email specialistlink@calgaryareapcns.ca.