Services and pricing

Mole check service: Check up to 3 spots

A mole check service is a consultation where a skin cancer doctor dermoscopically checks up to 3 moles, spots or body areas of concern.

An accredited skin cancer doctor checks moles, spots or body areas of concern for signs of skin cancer. Examination is conducted using a dermoscope, which magnifies and lights the skin with a polarised light. This makes fine structures within the skin easier to see, and significantly improves early detection of skin cancers. Any spots of concern are photographed and stored in MoleScope, a shared medical record system. You will have access to these photos plus any notes the doctor makes about your moles and recommended treatments. Your consultation also includes information about how you can check your own moles in future.

Pricing

Standard fee

$80 - 120 ($95 - $140)

One spot only: $95

Two or three spots: $140

Examination of a selected body region, e.g. the back or face, is charged as for 2 or 3 "spots".

Discount fee

$50 - $90 ($75 - $105)

One spot only: $75

Two or three spots: $105

Examination of a selected body region, e.g. the back or face, is charged as for 2 or 3 "spots".

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • 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.

Medicare rebate

$21 - $38

If the consultation takes longer than 25 minutes, a higher rebate is payable. Most 1-2 spot appointments take 15 minutes or less. The Medicare schedule fee for these items (53, 54) has not increased since 1990.

Private health insurance

Typically, a consultation for checking a spot or mole of concern would not be covered by most insurers. However, clinical photography may 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.