Ballarat Skin Cancer Centre fees are based on the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), Australian Medical Association (AMA), Departments of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Private Health Insurance list of fees.
In order to receive the Medicare rebate, patients must ensure that they have a valid and current referral. It is the patient’s responsibility to obtain an appropriate referral. Most GP referrals last for 12 months and Specialist referrals are valid for 3 months.
We are able to lodge a claim with Medicare on your behalf. However, we lodge the claim on-line and it can take up to 48 hours for the Medicare rebate to be paid into your account.
Your private health insurance will not cover consultations. However, most health funds will cover excisions of skin cancer and some non-cancerous lesions depending on the site and size of the lesions.
Coverage and costs will depend on the type of cover/policy that you have chosen. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Gold Card holders are fully covered for all consultations and procedures. White Card Holders are only covered for consultations and surgeries if they have applied and been granted approval for it through DVA. Our staff will check if your coverage is adequate before your procedure so you are fully informed.
There are theatre and day surgery fees applicable for all surgical admissions. Staff will contact you with an estimate of costs before your procedure.
Patients without any private health insurance will be required to pay a facility fee if admission to the Ballarat Surgicentre is required.
Payments can be made with cash or by Eftpos, Cheque, Mastercard or Visa. We are unable to accept American Express Cards.
Please note that full payment is required upon completion of your consultation with our Dermatologists.