Does the Public Health Department Provide Free Skin Cancer Screening?


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Some public health departments, such as the Rutherford Health Department in New Jersey, offer free skin cancer screenings and advertise them through local media, such as NewJersey.com. If a local health department does not offer free screenings, the American Academy of Dermatology provides free screenings, according to the organization's website.

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As of 2015, the American Academy of Dermatology provides free skin cancer screenings throughout the year. Citizens should contact their local hospitals and speak to a social worker to determine the dates and times of the free screenings, says American Academy of Dermatology. The AAD calls the screenings SPOTme and conducts them with board-certified dermatologists at no charge.

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