Skin cancer screening at Molescreen Australia includes a comprehensive skin cancer and general medical history and thorough full body examination for skin lesions. In most cases, we take photographs of suspicious skin lesions and the doctor will discuss these images with you, explaining features of interest and what changes to look for.
Typically, a first Molescreen consultation takes aproximately 40 minutes in total. Our pricing schedule reflects the comprehensive and specialised nature of this consultation and the equipment used. Later visits, for follow-up photos and annual check-ups, are usually quicker and as such are significantly cheaper.
Medicare will pay a rebate toward consultations and procedures but not specialised skin lesion/melanoma screening photographs. Some private health insurers will cover the cost of this photography.
|New patient consultation and full body check with photography of skin lesions||
For lengthy and/or unusually complicated consultations, the fee is $315.
|Subsequent consultations and full body check; with photography of skin lesions||
|Subsequent consultations and full body check; without photography of skin lesions||
For lengthy and/or unusually complicated consultations, the fee is $255.
|Follow-up photography of skin lesions with consultation and no full body check||
For follow-up photography of a single spot, the fee is $90.
|New patient consultation and full body check with no photography||$190|
|New patient consultation and examination/assessment of a single spot||
For a longer or more complicated consultation, the fee is $175.
|Follow-up visits for patients requiring review of melanoma||
A discounted fee applies for all consultations, examinations and follow-up photography.
|Excision and biopsy procedures||
Biopsy and excision fees varies as it depends on the length and type of procedure.
|Total body mapping photography||
$110 per session. Some private health insurance policies will cover this fee.
In some cases we can perfom total body mapping at the request of your own doctor or dermatologist without a medical consultation by a Molescreen doctor. The fee for this service is $300. Molescreen accepts no responsibility for the interpretation of photographs or management of skin lesions photographed in this situation.
|Cryotherapy||Cryotherapy of laboratory-confirmed skin cancers or ten or more solar keratoses is covered by Medicare. There may be a $20 fee for cryotherapy of skin lesions for cosmetic or elective purposes.|
|Pathology||All pathology tests are bulk billed|
|Missed appointment fee||Patients may be liable for a $50 fee for failure to attend appointments without giving sufficient notice.|
|Reports and medical records||If you request a report for insurance or a copy of your medical records and/or clinical photographs, an administrative fee will apply. This fee is based on the complexity and amount of labour and administration involved.|
Pensioners and Health Care Card Holders
For most services, there is a discount of $40-$50 for pensioners and health care card holders. This excludes cosmetic treatments and total body mapping photography.
Discounts apply to children under 18. In most cases, the out of pocket expense is approximately half the amount normally charged for an adult.
Medicare rebates and claiming
Medicare will pay a contribution to the cost of all medical consultations at Molescreen. This amount varies according to the length and complexity of the consultation, how much the patient has already spent on health care in the current calendar year, procedures performed during the consultation, and other factors.
We cannot always predict the amount of the rebate before your consultation: It can vary from $21 to $105 or more. For more information, see our Medicare page.
Using the Medicare EasyClaim system, we can process your claim electronically on the spot. Your rebate will be paid into your cheque or savings account within seconds.
Please note that you need an EFT card for this service. EasyClaim is not available if you intend to claim the service with your private health insurer.
Private health insurance
Some private health insurance companies cover skin cancer screening and photography in their extras packages.
Please let our receptionist know if your policy covers skin cancer screening so that we can provide the necessary paperwork for your claim.
From 1 June - 30 September, pricing for all patients aged 60 and over is substantially reduced. For more information, see our Winter Special announcement.