A qualified doctor performs dermoscopic examination of the entire body to identify skin cancers. Any suspicious lesions are photographed for analysis.
People with a history of any type of skin cancer or “pre-cancer”, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, solar keratoses and dysplastic moles,
People with medical conditions or medications that increase skin cancer risk (usually conditions or medications that affect the immune system),
People with a family history (parents, brothers, sisters or children) of melanoma,
People who have ever used a solarium (especially if more than ten times),
People with more than 100 moles,
People with fair/white skin who are aged 40 or over and live in Australia
The discount fee is offered to:
- children under 18
- Health Care card holders
Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment.
Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.
$38 - 71
Higher rebates are available if your skin check is complicated and you spend more than 45 minutes with the doctor.
Private health insurance
Skin cancer screening examination is covered by some private health insurers and clinical photography or "mole mapping" may also be covered. Insurers may require that the service is not covered by Medicare. Because there are so many variations in insurance policies, we cannot guarantee to have knowledge of the level of cover provided by your insurer. We recommend that you ask your insurer about their conditions before you attend for your appointment.