A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of your skin by a medical professional. It’s completely pain free! Our skin screenings are performed by 30, board-certified dermatologists that have donated their time to this event.
No blood work is conducted at a screening.
Yep! Dermatologists have volunteered their time and expertise to provide skin cancer screenings for this event. There is no need for insurance!
No appointment is required, so feel free to show up on a whim, (and bring your friends). However, if you want to avoid wait time, we suggest booking at time slot here:
Um, you mean besides helping us break the record?!
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States; in fact, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for most skin cancer is 95%.
The screening itself will take approximately 10 minutes, including completing the paperwork and getting your skin checked. However, we anticipate longer wait times at this event. Signing up for an appointment time is your best bet if you’re pressed for time:
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends full-body examinations whenever possible, but it’s not a requirement. If you’re comfortable removing your clothes for the screening, a blanket and gown will be provided. The screening will also take place in private. If not, only exposed areas (face, neck, arms, hands, etc.) will be visually inspected for skin cancer.
Yep, but it’s short!
The Registration and Report Personal Health Information (PHI) form is used to record your screening with both the volunteer medical personnel and the American Academy of Dermatology. The document also gives you a record of the screening details and should be used for follow-up treatment with your dermatologist if a suspicious lesion is found. The information provided at the bottom of the form communicates your rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your signature is required to demonstrate your acknowledgement of these rights.
You’ll be encouraged to seek a dermatologist for a follow-up treatment. But, remember, with early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for for most skin cancers is about 95 percent!
Our screenings are completely free. No insurance is required to see a board-certified dermatologist.
In the event a suspicious spot is identified and you do not have health insurance, you can still get medical care. Check out this site for a few links to free and low-cost clinics near you.
You’re welcome to bring your children along with you to the event – there will be fun activities for all ages – but no one under the age of 18 can be screened for this event.