Doha, 5 June 2023: As part of Hamad Medical Corporation’s commitment to improve access to care and reduce wait times for patients, the Department of Dermatology and Venereology has been running extended outpatient clinic timings every Wednesday since September 2022.
Professor Martin Steinhoff, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Venerology said: “Since opening the extended hours clinic, feedback from our patients has been very positive. The Rumailah Hospital clinic operates from 3pm to 7pm on Wednesdays and is run by two dermatologists. These extended hours complement the regular outpatient timings from 7.30am to 2.45pm Sunday to Thursday. By offering our patients the choice of the extended hours clinic, offer patients benefit from greater flexibility when scheduling their outpatient appointments.”
“Outpatient appointments at the clinic are reserved for first time visits, not follow-up appointments, enabling our dermatology teams to diagnose and treat new patients more quickly,” added Prof. Steinhoff.
HMC’s Dermatology Department provides high-quality medical care for patients of all ages with skin conditions such as psoriasis, skin infections, immune and allergic processes, skin cancer, and other skin manifestations.
First time patients wishing to book an appointment at the extended hours clinic require a referral from a primary health center.
HMC reminds patients to take advantage of the "Nesma'ak" customer service helpline, 16060, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whereby upcoming appointments can be managed at HMC facilities, whether by booking an appointment in advance, changing or canceling appointments.