Out of pocket cost means the cost to you after the Medicare rebate has been applied. The total cost that you pay upfront may vary due to the length of a consultation. However, no matter what the total cost will be, your Medicare rebate will always make up the difference to make your out of pocket cost the same, as seen below. Please note that Medicare rebate in most cases is processed on the spot with the funds being available to you immediately. In certain situations and especially for procedures it may take 2 to 3 days for the funds to be cleared by Medicare into your account. If you do not hold a valid Medicare card the full fee is payable. Please check with your insurance regarding the rebate. In most cases insurances reimburse the exact amount equal to the relevant Medicare item number. Some private insurance companies also cover the out-of-pocket expense. We cannot advise whether your insurance company will do so.
Full Body Skin Cancer Check
You will be seen by one of our specialised skin cancer doctors who will examine your skin from head to toe with a dermatoscope (specialised device that assists with thorough skin examination). The doctor will examine and photograph under high magnification every suspicious spot and advise you on any necessary action.
$125 out-of-pocket fee
Full Body Skin Cancer Check and Mole Mapping
Full body mole mapping is performed during your appointment, before or after the doctor performs the full body skin cancer check.
Mole mapping involves a series of 30 photographs covering the entire surface area of skin. The phtographs are stored in our software database for crossreferensing with new and changing spots appearing on your skin in the future. Mole mapping is a tool that gives the doctors a point of reference for the identification and diagnosis of skin cancer.
$195 out-of-pocket fee
You will be seen by one of our specialised skin cancer doctors who will examine the spots you are conserned with using a dermatoscope (specialised device that assists with thorough skin examination).
Please book spotchek if no more then 3 spots must be examined.
$90 out-of-pocket fee
Punch or Shave Biopsy
Usually includes punch and shave biopsy. However, in some cases those biopsies may fall into the standard biopsy category if they are large or located in difficult areas.
$90 – $200 out-of-pocket fee
Performed under local anesthetic and requires stitches. Size and complexity varies significantly. Therefore, the price range may vary accordingly but the out-of-pocket fee is normally the same.
$160 – $300 out-of-pocket fee
The procedure involves the use of extreme cold, usually liquid nitrogen to remove skin lesions such as warts, skin tags, harmless moles, blood spots, solar keratosis and sun spots. More than one treatment may be required.
$30 – $180 out-of-pocket fee
In a nation such as Australia where two in three people are likely to find themselves with a skin cancer at least once in their lives, it defies belief that people still need to ask ‘how much does a skin cancer screening cost?’ before committing to an appointment that could potentially save their lives. Financially, the skin cancer test cost may require you to hold off on buying an expensive shirt or a pair of shoes for a week or two; however, the cost of not getting a skin malignancy check or leaving it too late can be far greater. Next time you ask yourself the question ‘how much does a skin check cost?, make sure you consider all the factors not just the cost to your budget, but the cost to your health as well.
Mole Check Clinic provides comprehensive mole mapping and precancerous skin checks at our clinics in North Fitzroy, St Kilda Road, Bentleigh , and Surrey Hills . On this page, you’ll find the essential skin cancer test cost information you need, including everything from carcinoma skin cancer check prices to skin biopsy cost. Call us today on 1800 665 324 to make an appointment.