COVID UPDATE APRIL 2022

To minimise the risk of spread of COVID-19, please note that all patients are still required to wear a mask within the premises of Melbourne Skin & Dermatology, unless a valid medical exemption is held.

General Medical Patients

To make the best out of your appointment with one of our dermatologists, we recommend that you arrive at least five minutes prior to your scheduled time allocation.

If you have a referral and this has not been sent to us prior to your appointment, please submit your referral using this link.

We recommend you bring a list of your medical history and current medications (please check this with your GP if required). Please also bring your Medicare card and any concession cards you may have.

If you have results of any blood tests or skin biopsies performed at another clinic or by your GP, please bring these along as well.

Please also make available any photos you have taken of your skin problem.

During the consultation, you may be required to change into a gown (depending on your skin problem). Please remove any make-up prior to your appointment and avoid wearing excessive jewellery.

Keep in mind that whilst some basic treatments and procedures can be performed on the same day as your consultation, this is not always possible and you may be required to book a subsequent appointment.

Medical Fees

Please note that Melbourne Skin & Dermatology is a private clinic.

Unfortunately, Medicare rebates have not kept up with the increasing costs of running a private medical practice.  This means there is always a gap to pay.

This gap may be significant to you in your financial circumstances, so please read the information below carefully.

Sustaining a modern and progressive specialist medical practice comes with significant costs.  We ensure the highest standards in service and refrain from making cost-cutting decisions at the expense of patient safety, high quality equipment, training and expertise. To remain viable under such principles, we are unable to bulk-bill or provide a discounted service.

 

2022 Consultation Fees

For a standard initial consultation of 15 minutes or less, you can expect to pay anywhere from $215 to $230 out of pocket (when you have a valid referral to claim a Medicare rebate).

Fees for a subsequent visit vary depending on the type of appointment.  This can range anywhere from $20 to $200 out of pocket.

 

2022 Procedure Fees

All procedures including skin biopsies carry an additional fee.  Some procedures can be undertaken during the initial consultation, whilst others will need to be booked on a separate occasion.

Procedure fees vary, taking into account staffing and equipment requirements as well as technical complexity of the procedure.

Typical in-room consultation-associated procedure fees can range from $100 to $300 out of pocket, in addition to the consultation fee.  If you are having multiple procedures (ie multiple biopsies), the out-of-pocket cost may exceed $500.

Patients requiring subsequent surgery or other treatments will be notified of costs at the time of booking.

 

Please note that private health insurance does not cover costs of clinic consultations and procedures. This also applies to many overseas held insurance agreements.

 

All fees must be paid in full on the day of service.

 

Patients who are booked for excessive underarm sweating treatments (axillary hyperhidrosis) should visit our hyperhidrosis treatments page for more information.

Skin Care & Cosmetic Patients

Patients seeking consultations and services provided by our cosmetic/laser nurse and dermal therapist for skin care consultations, laser treatments, mild acne, mild rosacea and general skin rejuventation can book directly with the practitioner.  Please note that a medical or diagnostic service is not provided by our nurses or dermal therapist.  If you are uncertain, always seek the opinion of a dermatologist or your GP first.

The fee for a consultation with our dermal therapist or cosmetic/laser nurse is $100.  This fee is deducted in its entirety from any treatments booked at the time of the consultation.  This fee is paid for the time of the practitioner and is not dependent on the outcome of the consultation.

If you would like further information on our fees, please do no hesitate to call us on 03 8595 4288