Full body examination for skin cancers by an accredited skin cancer doctor. Up to 30 photographs documenting all body regions, plus dermoscopic photographs of any spots/lesions of concern.
This service is a combination of:
- Full body skin check by an accredited skin cancer doctor, including dermoscopic photography of any skin lesions of interest or concern
- A series of up to 30 mole mapping photographs documenting almost all areas of the body. If you attend for follow-up mole mapping, these photos are compared with a previous set of mole mapping photos to assist in detection of new and changing skin lesions
If any suspicious or atypical lesions are detected during the examination, your doctor will be able to offer appropriate investigations or treatment - you won't need to seek follow-up elsewhere.
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 a family history (parents, brothers, sisters or children) of melanoma,
People with multiple (more than) 100 moles,
People who wish to refer to a "baseline" set of images in case of noticing a new, changing or otherwise suspicious spot in future
Previous patients of Spot Check Clinic
The standard fee incorporates a component for mole mapping/total body photography, plus a component for full body skin examination performed by the doctor.
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 - 71
A Medicare rebate is payable for the consultation performed by the doctor, but not for the service of total body photography.
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 $71
The Medicare schedule fees for these items (53, 54, 47) 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.