Skin Cancer Screening Program
What is Skin Cancer?
One in five Americans is expected to get skin cancer in their lifetimes. Skin cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in the United States. While usually curable, skin cancer is a serious disease that can lead to death.
This program offers FREE skin cancer screenings to anyone over the age of 18 who meet the following criteria:
- Maryland resident;
- Meet current income guidelines;
- Have no health insurance or health insurance without screening benefits or has a high deductible.
For more information about Skin Cancer Screening program or to see if you qualify, please call 410-778-7970, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
You may also download and complete the Intake Form.
- Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Mail or drop off form to:
Cancer Screening Programs
Kent County Health Department
125 South Lynchburg Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
How to Protect Yourself:
- Try to stay out of the sun midday when ultraviolet rays are strongest.
- Cover up with wide brimmed hats and long sleeved shirts.
- Wear sunglasses with 100% of UVA and UVB protection.
- Use sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher about 30 minutes before going outside. Remember to reapply sunscreen after going into the water or at least every two hours. Use a lip balm with a SPF of 15 or greater.
- Make sure children six months and older are protected with sunscreen and hats. Use an umbrella at the beach or pool to avoid too much sun. Infants should always stay in the shade whenever outdoors.
- Protect yourself year-round when working or playing outdoors. You still need to use sunscreen in the winter on any exposed skin, particularly the face. Wear sunglasses.