1. How are we different to other skin cancer clinics?
Molechecks and Bedford Day Surgery have partnered to provide theatre procedures Monday to Friday. Same day theatre appointments may be available.
2. What happens at the initial appointment?
One of our friendly
3. Do I need to book in for a whole body screening if I am only concerned about 1 or 2 moles?
No – If you have only 1 or 2 moles or an area (i.e. your back) that you are concerned about, we also have shorter appointments available. Please note that most of
4. Is a referral necessary?
No referral is required, for your initial appointment.
5. What is the screening process?
Whole body photography with Dermoscopy assessment of each
6. How much is a whole body screening?
The fee for an initial whole body screening is $250, plus a doctor’s fee. The doctor’s fee is covered by Medicare rebate. All Molechecks visits within 12 months of the date of the initial screening are bulk billed. Please note: the fee might increase or decrease at your next whole body screening depending on the number of moles to be mapped.
A $50 deposit is required for this appointment. Molechecks will be in contact to verify your booking and confirm with a payment. You will forfeit your $50 deposit for non-attendance or cancellation less than 24 hours prior to your appointment.
7. Is the doctor on site?
Yes, the doctor will consult at the end of the appointment and assess your images and discuss the next steps.
8. What happens at a
After a 3-6 month
9. What should I wear?
Minimal or no makeup is preferred but it’s ok to wear deodorant and moisturiser.
10. Is it 100% accurate?
No screening is 100% accurate. With eyes alone, doctors can diagnose 40% if melanomas. With dermoscopy, it is in excess of 90-95%. With dermoscopy and image
11. Is oil used?
12. What if something needs removing?
We have an accredited day surgery and bookings can be made with us on site. Skilled surgeons provide theatre procedures Monday – Friday. Same day appointments available. Bedford Day Surgery is a licensed private day procedure centre and is accredited to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016 and NSQHSS 2012.
13. What is the process for theatre?
A booking and referral will be made in the day surgery at a convenient time for you. We put great emphasis on our patient care and comfort at all times.
14. Is Molechecks screening claimable through private health cover ?
Some private health insurances cover our service. There is no item number available. Check with your health insurance policy or call your health insurance provider to determine whether they will cover the cost of the procedure. When calling quote “comprehensive skin cancer screening” to check if
Over 840 Melanomas Diagnosed
We have an outstanding melanoma diagnosis rate with over 840 melanomas diagnosed in recent years – most of them at a very early stage. Thousands of basal and squamous cell cancers (more common than melanoma) have also been diagnosed.
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