What is the difference between a Full Check appointment and a Spot Check appointment?

Full Body Skin Check: This comprehensive appointment involves a head-to-toe examination using our Fotofinder Body Mapping machine and is our recommended option for all patients. It is advised to be scheduled annually.

Spot Check: This appointment is designed for occasions when a new change is noticed, and you only require us to examine 1-2 specific spots. It provides focused attention on those areas of concern.

Referrals are not required for skin checks.

Either phone one of our clinics for an appointment or click on the on-line booking icon on the right of this page.

skin check is completely safe and pain free.

Full body skin checks roughly go for 20-30mins.
Spot checks 10-15mins.

Yes, we do have female doctors available at some of our locations. Please give us a call to confirm the availability of a female doctor for your skin check appointment. Male GP’s performing total body mapping will be accompanied by a female nurse.

You will receive a SMS reminder 3 days prior to the appointment. You will need to reply with a YES to confirm.

Yes, to allow us to do a full skin check you will be required to be in your under-ware garments.

Total Body Mapping focuses on long-term monitoring, while a skin check provides a current assessment of the skin’s condition.

During a skin check, a trained professional examines the entire body, including hidden areas, to identify suspicious spots. Dermoscopy (using a dermatoscope) enhances accuracy in diagnosing skin cancer.

Once you’ve registered with us, we will send you reminders when you’re due for a skin check.

GP Skin Co prioritises a safe and comfortable environment for all. Patients are welcome to bring a supportive companion, be it a family member, friend, or staff member acting as a chaperone.

We do not perform procedures without our doctors thoroughly examining the person or the lesion. A considerable number of patients who believe they have a single skin cancer actually have additional cancers or pre-cancerous spots needing attention. Conversely, some lesions are determined to be benign after examination and do not require removal.

What is the cost for a Total Body Mapping?

Total body mapping is priced at $210.00, with a $80.10 rebate, resulting in a $129.90 gap. This comprehensive service utilises our photographic total body mapping machine to thoroughly assess your skin.

A full body skin check is priced at $160, with a $80.10 rebate, resulting in a $79.90 gap. This is a skin check without our total body mapping machine.

Spot checks are priced at $130, with a $41.40 rebate, resulting in an $88.60 gap. This is to check 1-4 spots only.

Out-of-pocket fees vary based on the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s specific needs. Typically, patients can anticipate paying a gap above the Medicare rebate. We offer detailed fee information before any procedure is scheduled. See our Fees

Yes, Medicare offers rebates for numerous skin cancer procedures. The rebate amount varies depending on the specific surgery and your eligibility. Our clinic staff can assist with processing Medicare claims.

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team to discuss the expected costs and available rebates tailored to your specific case. Our goal is to offer transparent and upfront pricing, empowering you to make informed decisions.

What is the best way to avoid skin cancer?

Remember slip, slop, slap? Now it’s slip, slop, slap, seek, and slide! That means slipping on a shirt, slopping on 50+ sunscreen, slapping on a hat, seeking shade or shelter, and sliding on your sunglasses. Additionally, have regular skin checks because early detection could help you avoid skin cancer.

For optimal protection, re-apply sunscreen every three to four hours, and immediately after swimming or sweating. And don’t forget to wear your hat and rash guard for added protection!

Most kids typically don’t need their skin checked until around 18 years of age. While skin cancer is rare in children, it can still occur. We generally don’t recommend full body checks for kids. However, if you notice any spots that are growing disproportionately or irregularly, it’s best to book an appointment.

Yes, it is safe. We do not use any devices during the check that pose a risk to pregnancy. If surgery is needed, the doctor will have a thorough discussion with you regarding the advantages and disadvantages of delaying the procedure.

Absolutely. While skin cancers can occur year-round, we tend to be less vigilant about checking our skin during colder months. This increases the risk of fast-growing cancers going unnoticed until summer. Therefore, winter is actually an ideal time for a professional assessment. If sun damage is detected, autumn and winter are also optimal for specialised skin repair treatments, as sun-avoidance is more practical during these seasons.

What types of skin cancer surgeries are available at GP Skin Co clinics?

We offer a range of surgical options, including biopsies, excisions, and advanced surgeries for the face, neck, and ears. Our procedures are tailored to ensure the best care and outcomes for our patients.

A biopsy is a diagnostic procedure where a small sample of skin tissue is removed and examined to determine the presence of skin cancer. It’s a crucial step in diagnosing and planning the appropriate treatment.

While all surgeries carry the risk of scarring, our skilled surgeons use advanced techniques to minimize this risk. We also provide post-surgical care instructions to support optimal healing.

Preparation may include avoiding certain medications, arranging for post-surgery care, and following specific instructions provided by your surgeon. We’ll ensure you have all the necessary information well before your surgery date.

Book a skin check and let a doctor at our dedicated skin cancer clinic have a look.

Absolutely. The closer the relative with skin cancer, the higher your risk. It’s crucial for you and your family to prioritize sun safety, undergo regular skin examinations, and promptly seek evaluation for any skin changes. Detecting and treating skin cancers early significantly improves outcomes and saves lives.

Yes, unfortunately, fair skin does increase your risk of skin cancer. However, there are numerous precautions you can take to protect yourself. Opt to stay in shaded areas whenever feasible, cover your skin with clothing, consistently apply sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher, wear a hat outdoors, and schedule routine skin examinations. These measures significantly reduce your risk and promote skin health.

Yes, they do. So, regardless of your skin type, it’s important to take precautions.