Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Winston-Salem and High Point

May 6, 2024

Before summer hits, it’s a good reminder to evaluate your skin. May is skin cancer awareness month, and dermatologists at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist will offer free skin cancer screenings to the public on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dermatology - Country Club, located at 4618 Country Club Rd., in Winston-Salem, and at Dermatology - Palladium, located at 5286 Samet Dr., Suite 103, in High Point.

No insurance or appointment is required, and anyone can receive either a spot check or a more thorough screening for skin cancer. 

“This is a great opportunity especially if you have never had a skin screening or if it’s been some time since your last exam,” said Dr. Lindsay Strowd, dermatologist at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and associate professor and interim chair of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. “This is the perfect time to get a basic exam. In past screenings we have identified many skin cancers, along with abnormal moles and pre-cancerous spots. This is a great way to make sure your skin is healthy and give you piece of mind before heading into summer.” 

Last year, more than 300 people were screened between the two locations.

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and nearly all skin cancers can be treated effectively if they are found early.

“As we approach summer and warmer weather, don’t forget to wear sunscreen, stay hydrated and protect your skin if you are going to be outside in the sun for long periods of time,” Strowd said. 

Media contact: Joe McCloskey,