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Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9939 8117
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Located conveniently in the CBD our modern clinic provides excellent facilities for the diagnosis and management of all skin conditions.
Our dermatologists are Australian trained and fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Our doctors offer up to date management …
A referral ensures clear communication with your general practitioner regarding your medical history, medications and allergies. It also helps us perfectly tailor treatment to your skin needs.
Further, a referral allows you to apply for a Medicare rebate on the fees for your consultation, biopsies and other medical procedures. The rebate for a new consultation is approximately $73. If you attend an appointment without a referral you will not be able to claim this rebate.
Yes, if you have a valid referral (GP referrals are usually valid for 12 months) and a valid Medicare card. This applies only to medical consultations and treatments (vs. cosmetic ones).
If you are an overseas student or visitor with no Medicare card, private insurance usually covers an amount at least equivalent to the Medicare rebate.
Unfortunately, no. For Australian residents, federal legislation does not allow private insurance providers to cover medical services performed outside a hospital setting.
Patients who have a surgical admission to a private hospital for removal of skin cancers should be able to claim some costs on their private insurance.
The difference is specialisation. Skin cancer clinics are usually run by non-specialist doctors. By contrast, Melbourne City Dermatology is run by dermatologists, doctors who have received extensive and intensive formal training in diagnosing, treating and managing all skin conditions, including skin cancer.
Dermatologists are specially trained in the early detection and surgical and nonsurgical treatment of skin cancers.
We work very hard to keep our waiting list short and endeavour to offer you an appointment within 2-3 weeks.
A number of appointments are kept for GP referred urgent cases.
Our fees are reflective of the high standard of care we provide. We do not receive any government funding, incentives or grants.
The medicare rebates are not adequate to cover our costs therefore Melbourne City Dermatology is a private billing practice.
– New consultation: $220
– Review consultation: $160
– Repeat skin examination (annual): $180
– Skin biopsy: $110