Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Phase One Opening

With the lifting of the statewide “Safer at Home” order on May 4th, 2020, Manhattan Dermatology will be expanding our clinic operations in accordance with guidelines set forth by “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas” and the Riley County Health Department. High-risk individuals are encouraged to stay home unless they have a condition that warrants more immediate attention.

To help us maintain a healthy and safe clinic environment, we ask that you please keep the following in mind:

  • If you are sick, call our office at 785-539-4645 before your appointment to reschedule.
  • If you were mailed paperwork, please have it filled out before your appointment.
  • Bring a face mask to your appointment, it is required.
  • Do not bring anyone into the clinic during your appointment to include spouse, significant other, children, etc.
  • One adult parent/guardian/caregiver may accompany a minor or patient in need of assistance.
  • Everyone must check-in at the front desk.
  • Please maintain a distance of 6-feet between yourself and other patients.
  • You may be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle until your appointment.


To reduce the spread of this virus, measures have been implemented in our clinic to include the screening of patients prior to their appointments, limiting access to the clinic, evaluating staff members and requiring them to stay home if sick, and using a disinfectant that is CDC compliant to clean “high-touch” surfaces on a regular basis.

Please keep in mind that WE DO NOT TREAT OR DIAGNOSE COVID-19. We urge anyone who thinks they may be infected by or have been exposed to COVID-19 to call their primary care provider and follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Riley County Health Department.

Please call us with any questions or concerns. We will post updates to our website and Facebook when available. THANK YOU for your patience and understanding.

Face Mask Required

6-Feet Distancing

Reschedule if Sick

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March 18, 2020

Guidance on the use of biologic agents during COVID-19 outbreak

Due to the recent pandemic, there is concern about the immunomodulatory effects of biologic therapy in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have no guidelines on the use of biologics during the pandemic. In addition, there is no data on the specific risk of COVID-19 infection with biologic therapy. Specifically, we do not have direct evidence to support any preferred biologic class or mechanism-of-action with regard to COVID-19 infection risk at this moment; although we will continue to monitor the situation as more data becomes available...the Academy strongly recommends that patients should not stop biologic therapy without consulting their physicians.

Patients on Biologic Therapy (COVID-19 Negative)

Patients on biologic therapy who have not tested positive or exhibited signs/symptoms of COVID-19 should discuss the risk vs. benefits of the use of biologic medication with their Dermatologist

Patients on Biologic Therapy (COVID-19 POSITIVE)

Patients on biologic therapy who have tested positive for COVID-19 should discontinue or postpone their biologic therapy in consultation with their physician until they recover from COVID-19

Patients Being Considered for Biologic Therapy

The risks vs. benefits in lower-risk patients should be discussed with their Dermatologist before initiating. Alternative therapeutic approaches should be considered to treat high-risk patients.

Please keep in mind that these guidelines are “interim” recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology for skin conditions treated with biologic therapy. These guidelines could change at any time and we recommend calling your Dermatologist to discuss any changes in treatment.
If you are on biologic therapy for another non-skin related condition, please consult your prescribing physician as these guidelines may not apply.