Teledermatology in Rural Georgia is a program sponsored by the Georgia Cancer Center and the Department of Dermatology at Augusta University through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Program.

Program Mission

The goal of this program is to reduce health disparities and inequities in skin cancer screening for people living in rural, underserved, and underpopulated regions of the State of Georgia through a two-pronged approach by:

  • Providing remote diagnosis (telemedicine/teledermatology) of skin lesions through the use of MoleScope II™ dermatoscopes by partnering primary care providers practicing at clinics in rural Georgia with expert physicians in AU’s Department of Dermatology.
  • Providing dermatologic and cancer prevention education to healthcare providers as well as to rural communities using distance learning technology.

This dual approach of access to expert dermatologic assessment of suspicious skin lesions and patient and primary healthcare provider education will improve the health of Georgians living in rural, underserved areas, thus helping to fulfill the mission of the Georgia Cancer Center.

Physician Provider Resources     Patient and Community Resources

Contact Us

Georgia Cancer Center

Health Sciences Campus

Georgia Cancer Center - M. Bert Storey Research Building

(706) 721-0570

teledermatology@augusta.edu

Participating Clinics

  • East Georgia Healthcare Center—Wadley 
    257 North Main St.
    Wadley (Jefferson County)
  • East Georgia Healthcare Center—Mount Vernon
    118 E. Broad St.
    Mt. Vernon (Montgomery County)
  • East Georgia Healthcare Center—Soperton
    452 Second St.
    Soperton (Treutlen County)
  • East Georgia Healthcare Center—Baxley
    1636 Hatch Pkwy.
    Baxley (Appling County)
  • East Georgia Healthcare Center—Metter
    34 NW Broad St.
    Metter (Candler County)
  • Evans Health & Wellness Center
    6459 US Highway 301
    Claxton (Evans County)
  • East Georgia Healthcare Center—Sylvania
    121 N. Main St.
    Sylvania (Screven County)
  • Trussell Medical Center
    1212 E Union St.
    Vienna (Dooly County)
  • Lee Medical Arts Center
    235 Walnut Ave S
     Leesburg (Lee County)
  • Dawson Medical Center
    420 Johnson St SE
    Dawson (Terrell County)
  • Baker County Primary Health Care
    327 Sunset Ave SW Ste 3
    Newton (Baker County)
  • Edison Medical Center
    19519 Hartford St.
    Edison (Calhoun County)