Skin Check Clinic
Skin Check Clinic
The Importance of Skin Checks
While there is no national screening program for skin cancer, skin checks are an important source of early detection. Australia experiences some of the highest levels of ultra-violet radiation in the world, primarily because we are close to the equator and have weather conditions that permit many blue-sky days. It is therefore no surprise that skin cancer (combined melanoma and non-melanoma) is the most common type of cancer in Australia. Skin cancer causes more Australian deaths than transport accidents, and every year Australian GPs conduct over a million patient consultations for skin cancer.
What to Expect During Your Consult
A skin check at our dedicated skin cancer clinic is generally completed in a fifteen-minute session and is a simple, full body check for skin cancer. Doctors have on-site, specialised equipment that they use for skin checks and are equipped to undertake photographs for monitoring, biopsies, excisions, and use of cryotherapy or diathermy if required. The majority of skin cancers are able to be handled by us but we may refer to a specialist for their input if the case is complex or at the patients request.
Private (Non-Concession) – Standard Consultation: $86.40 (Medicare rebate $41.40)
Pensioner / Concession – Standard Consultation will be bulk billed to Medicare
Additional fess may apply for any biopsy taken on the day of consult payable for all patients.
Procedure Fees – A gap fee will be charged for all removal of lesion procedures
Private ( non-concession ) $80.00
Pensioners / Concession $50.00
Full payment of procedure to be made on the day. Please contact reception staff for any further enquiries.
Our Family Doctors Surgery in Dover Gardens has proudly served as a medical practice to the Community of Marion for over 60 years. Located on the corner of Sturt Road and Harrow Street at 141 Sturt Road, we offer convenient on-site and disability access from the rear of the premises. While there is no national screening program for skin cancer, skin checks are an important source of early detection. For high-risk individuals, they are especially important – this includes those with a fair complexion, freckles and red hair, those with high UV exposure or sunburn as a child, anyone with a previous melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer, or melanoma in a first degree relative. Call today on 8296 8314 and one of our friendly receptionists will be able to help in answering any health related queries you may have.
Practice Opening Hours are:
Monday – Friday 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Where to Find Us
Our practice is located at 141 Sturt Road, Dover Gardens in the city of Marion. We have plenty of parking on-site or otherwise on the road along Harrow Street. Our Medical Practice proudly services the following nearby suburbs:
- Dover Gardens
- Seacombe Gardens
- Oaklands Park
- Seacliff Park
- Seaview Downs
- Seacombe Heights
- Mitchell Park
- Clovelly Park
- Bedford Park