Appointment Information

Making Appointments:

Appointments are made by contacting our practice at 9470 3064 or 9470 3049. A valid referral from your Medical Practitioner is required prior to consultation with a dermatologist. Please ensure that a referral is either brought with you or sent through by a General Practitioner or Specialist  prior to the appointment. Referrals are valid for 12 months from a General Practitioner and for 3 months from a Specialist. This is from the day of initial consultation.

Fees:

Initial Specialist Consultation: $130-220

Subsequent Specialist Consultation: $85-120

For the initial consultation it is imperative that you bring a valid referral from your general practitioner or specialist in order to receive your medicare rebate.

Medicare rebates are as follows:

For the initial consultation, the medicare rebate is $73.85

For all subsequent consultation the medicare rebate is $37.15

We offer reduced rates for patients on pensions and those holding healthcare cards

All DVA patients are billed directly to the Department of Veteran Affairs

Extra fees are charged if other treatments are needed in the consultation including cryotherapy, and biopsies

Costs for surgery can only be determined after initial consultation. Medicare rebates will cover the majority of these costs, but a gap payment may be required. Your private health insurance provides rebates for surgery performed at Southbank Day Surgery. Excesses or co-payments may apply depending on your level of cover and the private health insurer.

Waiting Times:

We understand how busy you are and make every effort within our control to see you on time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to allow sufficient time to complete new patient registration forms and other necessary documents prior to your appointment.

As with every medical practice, we do experience delays due to unforeseen circumstances with certain procedures. However, we make every effort to prevent such delays but sometimes they are unavoidable. 

Please feel free to contact our practice staff prior to your appointment to confirm your doctor is running on time.

Cancellations:

Burswood Dermatology is a very busy practice with some doctors booked out over a month in advance. Hence, it is imperative that you turn up to your booked appointment with your doctor to ensure that your skin condition is assessed. We appreciate it if you could contact us if an appointment needs to be changed or cancelled. This allows the practice to accomodate patients who may need an urgent appointment. A cancellation fee may be imposed if you do not cancel your appointment within 24 hrs of your appointment time.