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’s team of volunteer dermatologists has:
- Provided more than 29,000 free skin cancer screenings
- Identified nearly 12,000 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 529 suspected melanomas.
- Distributed free skin cancer educational materials and sun protection products to more than 100,000 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.
Join Us on Our 2024 Journey!
This spring and autumn, we are visiting approximately 24 cities around the United States to provide free skin cancer screenings and educational materials. See our 2024 schedule of dates and cities here. Want to follow along? Sign up for email updates.
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- Free, full body skin exams
- Exams performed by licensed dermatologists
- No appointment necessary
- Convenient mobile screening facility
- 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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Check back here for updates on our 2024 program, or sign up for email updates.
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.