What are Skin Checks?
At Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre we understand that all skin types may get skin cancer, so we provide a full skin check service. As part of this service, one of our qualified nurses performs a systematic total body check using hand held dermoscopy. A doctor will then see each patient to check each mole and lesion and discuss a treatment program if required. Some treatment may be performed during this skin check appointment.
Each total body skin check takes up to half an hour and is a good option for individuals who have had an initial mole map and have been advised that a skin check is more appropriate for them.
As off 1st of June 2019, Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre will no longer be offering Bulk Billed Skin checks to pensioners, healthcare card holders and any patient over 75 years. DVA patients will still be bulk billed.
Concession patients will be charged $60 for a 30 minute skin check, with a $37.60 Medicare Rebate, leaving an out of pocket cost of $22.40.
Private patients will be charged $80 for a 30 minute skin check, with a $37.60 Medicare Rebate, leaving an out of pocket cost of $42.40.
NB: It is essential that the medical staff have a clear view of your skin so when attending a skin check – please NO MAKE UP, NAIL POLISH, SUNSCREEN OR MOISTURISER.