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, an initial consultation takes approximately 30 minutes. 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.
|Description||Medicare Item#||Standard Consultation||Medicare Rebate|
|Full body check
|Single spot check – less than 20 minutes||23||$90.00||$41.20|
|Total Body Mapping – allow 1.5hrs||23||$240.00||$41.20|
|Follow Up Photos ≥ 5||23||$130.00||$41.20|
|Follow Up Photos ≤ 4||23||$100.00||$41.20|
*A consumables fee between $30-$50 will be charged for all procedures*
Discounts apply to children 16 years and under. In most cases, the out of pocket expense is approximately half the amount normally charged for an adult.
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, and how much you have already spent on health care in the current calendar year. If you have reached the Medicare threshold your rebate will be higher than the amounts shown in the above pricing schedule.
Using the Medicare EasyClaim system, we can process your claim electronically and your rebate will be credited to your nominated bank account.
Some private health insurance providers cover skin cancer screening and photography in their extras packages. Please check if your policy covers skin cancer screening prior to your appointment and let our reception team know so they can provide the necessary paperwork for your claim.
For more information, feel free to call our friendly reception team.