Skin Check Vouchers

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand. A generous bequest from Mr David Blunt has made it possible for the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman to offer skin check vouchers to the Nelson Tasman region.

You can read our Position Statement on Primary Prevention of Skin Cancer here

This years allocation has now been used.

Please contact your local GP to access a voucher if you believe you are high risk due to the following:

If you have:

  • A mole, freckle or spot that has changed in size, thickness, shape, colour or has started to bleed.


  • Lots of moles
  • A family history of melanoma
  • History of sunburn throughout life, especially during childhood
  • Skin that burns easily
  • Spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors

Apply for a Skin Check Voucher

You can take your Skin Check voucher into your GP/Health Professional for a 30 minute full body skin check and use our voucher up to the value of $75 (including GST). These vouchers are only for use in Nelson Tasman region. The Nelson Tasman region extends from Rai Valley to Golden Bay and Murchison. If you are outside this region the voucher is not valid.

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How to use the voucher

  • Fill out the form - only one per email
  • Make an appointment with your GP/Health Professional and let them know that it is for a Cancer Society Nelson Tasman skin cancer check voucher. Please note: there may be a part payment required due to different charge rates of your Health Professional.
  • Take the voucher into your doctor's appointment as they need these details for invoicing.
  • Your doctor will invoice the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman up to the value of $75 (including GST), you will have to pay any outstanding balance.
  • Voucher is valid to use for 12 months from date of issue

Note: Only for use in the Nelson Tasman District

In Memory of David Blunt

David Blunt, who left a bequest for skin cancer checks

Skin Check vouchers made possible by a bequest

The skin cancer vouchers are made possible thanks to a bequest from David Blunt. David wanted to ensure that skin checks were more accessible to everyone in his region.

David was a keen tramper, lived the majority of his life in the Nelson region and loved the high sunshine hours and the outdoor opportunities. However, David was also fully aware that that lifestyle came with an increased risk of skin cancer.

David had a close relationship with the Nelson/Tasman branch of the Cancer Society and he strongly believed in the work we do in our community.

Accordingly, it was his wish that the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman was able to provide skin cancer check vouchers annually to give people ready access to skin cancer checks.

The Cancer Society Nelson Tasman will provide 1000 vouchers issued per year to locals.