How to see a dermatologist without health insurance?

If you don’t have health insurance, you still need to check your moles. Some first steps would be to check them via a free app, ask a friend to check for you, and ask Planned Parenthood or your local health department if they can help you.

Melanoma is the 5th most caught cancer, and an estimated 99,780 Americans will get it in 2022. 99% of people with melanoma will experience remission but is the deadliest skin cancer type if caught late. Hence, the importance of getting regular skin cancer checks. Prevention is truly key with melanoma!

Free apps for skin cancer detection

The 1st step you could take is to download a free app with a powerful AI that can scan your moles and give you a first diagnosis. It’s very important to understand that this is only a first step. Here are some free skin cancer apps you could check:


Self-diagnosis for skin cancer is only a first step, and you will still need to see a dermatologist.

Ask for help from institutions

If you don’t have health insurance, we understand that your concern will be the price of the dermatologist, which may be difficult to afford. In that case, you may qualify to get some help from various institutions and organisations. Here are a few organisations you can contact to help you with your skin cancer check:

Ask for a payment plan to your dermatologist

If you are low on money but it’s temporary or can still afford part of the consultation, maybe you want to ask your dermatologist for a payment plan. You should be able to pay in 2, 3, or 4 installments. Directly ask when you are making the appointment and before your consultation to avoid bad surprises.

Doing cancer screenings and skin cancer checks can seem daunting if you don’t have health insurance or consultations are too expensive. Remember that prevention is key in melanoma skin cancer, and try to see a dermatologist nonetheless once a year. Spread awareness around you so your loved ones also get checked!