A qualified doctor performs dermoscopic examination of the entire body to identify skin cancers. Any suspicious lesions are photographed for analysis.
Head to toe examination by an accredited skin cancer doctor with dermoscopic photography and digital analysis of any spots of concern, with limited body mapping photography (1 or 2 regions). You will have ongoing access to all photos, pathology results and information about your conditions and treatments via a shared medical record.
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
Previous patients of Spot Check Clinic
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.
$21 - $38
The rebate varies according to the total amount of time spent with the doctor during your consultation.
- For up to 25 minutes, the rebate is $21
- For 26 - 45 minutes, the rebate is $38
- For 46 minutes or longer, the rebate is $61
The Medicare schedule fees for these items (53, 54, 57) have not increased since 1990.
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.