Destination Healthy Skin

Driving Detection to Save Lives

Destination Healthy Skin is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s mobile skin cancer screening and education program. Since its launch, the program has:

  • Provided more than 25,000 free skin cancer screenings
  • Identified more than 10,000 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 440 suspected melanomas.
  • Distributed free skin cancer educational materials and sun protection products to tens of thousands of people.

Our 38-foot Destination Healthy Skin RV is equipped with two private exam rooms where volunteer dermatologists perform screenings. In our waiting area, program managers answer questions and distribute skin cancer early detection and prevention information.

We hit the road in August 2021, traveling to communities around the country to provide free skin cancer screenings, skin cancer education materials and sun protection products.

COVID-19 precautions: To help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread, masks are required inside the RV at all times. Participants who do not have a mask will be provided with one. Hand sanitizer is available and social distancing is encouraged. Exam rooms are disinfected between exams, and high touch surfaces inside the RV are sanitized routinely.

Program Benefits

  • Free, full body skin exams
  • Exams performed by licensed dermatologists
  • No appointment necessary
  • Convenient mobile screening facility
  • COVID-19 safe
  • Free skin cancer educational materials
  • Free sun protection products

What Our Participants Say

“With your help, my husband had two suspicious spots identified that were later biopsied and diagnosed as melanomas. This will save his life.” –  New York City

“My father is a skin cancer survivor. A free screening is a blessing. Thank you Destination Healthy Skin!” – Portland, TX

“A generous event to spread awareness and prevent serious complications. Thank you so much for taking time and using your resources to provide this event.”  – Austin, TX

“Thank you for volunteering your time! Health care is very costly for some of us. A doctor that cares about people – we need more like you.” – Casa Grande, CA

I appreciate this service. I’ve been concerned about a spot for over a year but have no insurance. This service allows me to have peace of mind ” – San Diego, CA

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What to expect during your skin exam

Skin cancer screenings take place in our Destination Healthy Skin RV, which is equipped with two private exam rooms. You’ll be given a brief form to fill out while you wait for your turn. Then you’ll be shown into an exam room and provided with a gown to change into. When you’re ready, the dermatologist will come into the room and examine your skin from head-to-toe. The doctor will note the findings on your form and make recommendations for next steps.

Please note that screenings are provided on a first-come, first served basis and subject to dermatologist availability. The exam itself takes approximately ten minutes.

Destination Healthy Skin is made possible through the support of our sponsors

EltaMD

ScarAway    EMD Serono Pfizer
Merck Almirall Genentech