May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and some of the city’s top hospitals are hosting free skin checkup clinics. Spots go fast, so make sure to reserve an appointment soon. I’m signed up for my very first skin cancer checkup at Jeff on the 19th. See you there! — research by Sara Friedel
Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, May 18-19, 2010
This tour is now in its third year and will be providing free, full-body skin exams from local dermatologists. The exams take place in a 38-foot RV with two exam rooms. You can also score some free sunscreen. Appointments aren’t necessary; first come, first served.
Where: May 18th: Rite Aid, 9920 Bustleton Avenue; May 19th: Rite Aid, 4000 Woodhaven Road
Times: Tuesday, 10 AM-12 PM; Wednesday: Time to be determined
Jefferson Dermatology, Jason Lee, MD, FAAD, May 19, 2010
Jefferson Dermatology Associates will be hosting free skin cancer screenings in celebration of May being National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Prevention Month.
Where: Jefferson Dermatology, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 740, Philadelphia, PA
Times: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.; By Appointment Only.
Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, May 22, 2010
The Dermatology Department will be conducting 20 minute full body scans as well as partial body checks per-request if patients are not comfortable with a full-body check. Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes. If needed, free follow-up appointments will be available on June 9th for anyone with or without health insurance.
Where: Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center, Boulevard, 1st Floor, Suite 330S
Time: 8:00 am to 11 am
Skin & Body Wellness Center, Appointments Ongoing
Doctor Marlene Mash offers free skin cancer screenings by appointment—and they are open to anyone year round. Each screening lasts an average of 30 minutes.
Where: Skin & Body Wellness Center, 545 West Germantown Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting
Time: By appointment
Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, May 21, 2010
The tour is now in its third year and will be providing free, full-body skin exams by local dermatologists. The exams take place in a 38-foot RV with two exam rooms. You can also score some free sunscreen! Appointments not necessary; first come, first served.
Where: Rite Aid, 1400 West Main Street, Jeffersonville
Times: 10am to 12pm, first come first served
Doylestown Hospital Cancer Center, May 20, and 25, 2010
During the month of May, National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, area dermatologists are offering free, whole-body or sun-exposed skin screenings. This program is not for individuals under current care of a dermatologist. By appointment only.
Where: Doylestown Hospital Cancer Center at the Pavilion, 595 West State Street, Doylestown
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bryn Mawr Hospital Health Center, May 26, 2010
Local physicians and specialist are available for 10-minute skin checks. Spots fill up quickly, so register for an appointment now.
Where: Bryn Mawr Hospital Health Center Cancer Center, 3855 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Time: Appointments still available between 7pm and 8pm
Contact: 1-866- CALL-MLH (225-654)
Riddle Hospital, May 27, June 24, and July 8, 2010
These screenings are by appointment only. You’ll be asked to leave a message with a daytime phone number where you can be reached between 11am and 3pm, Monday-Friday, and a Riddle Hospital Representative will call you back to book the appointment.
Where: Medical Procedure Unit 2nd Fl, Riddle Hospital, 1068 West Baltimore Pike, Media
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Cooper Health, Office of Naomi Lawrence, MD; Wednesdays During the Month of May
Free cancer screenings will be available by appointment every Wednesday throughout the month of May. Each appointment lasts about 30 minutes.
Where: 10000 Sagemore Drive, Suite 10103, Marlton, New Jersey
Times: 2pm to 3pm