Skin Cancer Checks

ANZ Wellness Centre – 833 Collins Street

$90

Friday October 25th

Monday October 28th

Thursday October 31st

Did you know that 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70?

Skin cancer is Australia’s most common cancer, and sadly over 2000 people are treated for skin cancer in Australia every day – that’s over 750,000 per year. As part of our well-being offering to you at 833 Collins Street, we are providing 15 minute Skin Cancer Checks now the sun is out!

The skin cancer assessments are performed by Specialist Skin Cancer Screening Nurse Practitioners. Screening practitioners are highly certified in skin cancer detection and dermoscopy through the University of QLD or Skin Cancer College Australasia.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so make sure you get in quick!

Having trouble booking? Give us a call on 03 9620 9088 so we can give you a hand.

What is a Skin Check?

In a comprehensive 15 minute Skin Cancer Check, we assess the skin for any abnormal changes on moles that are already identified – or others you may not be aware of.

We identify which moles we will need to watch, which are benign and can be left, and those that may need removal. If we identify a suspicious lesion (or what detect as suspicious or potentially could be a melanoma), we will organise an onward referral immediately for further investigation.  The entire purpose of skin checks is to find any signs of skin damage and formulate an action plan.

What Does it Cost?

  • $90.00 Out-of-Pocket
  • Payment is taken on the day at the time of your appointment.

Do I get a Medicare or Insurance Rebate?

  • No. There is no Medicare or Health Insurance rebate available for this Skin Cancer Check.

How comprehensive is the skin check?

  • Very comprehensive: subjective sun-related history of patient followed by a comprehensive scan that uses the best technology.
  • Scans any suspicious spots with Advanced Screening Technology (Dermatoscope used allows moles and lesions to be reviewed at a subsurface level (2mm under the skin).
  • This means that any suspicious lesion is able to be very quickly assessed as to whether it is at risk of being cancerous.
  • Results documented & management plan advised.

Who Does the Skin Cancer Check?

  • A specifically trained Nurse Practitioner specialising in Dermatology
  • 15 minute assessments completed at the ANZ Wellness Centre

What to Bring:

  • Nothing, just yourself. Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment

Having trouble booking? Give us a call on 03 9620 9088 so we can give you a hand.

What happens after the check?

  • From the assessment, your practitioner will determine next steps, and whether further action is required.
  • After the assessment, you will be provided with an information pack for further risk minimisation and self-monitoring plans.
  • Results of individual screenings will remain confidential and not shared with ANZ.
  • If a suspicious lesion is identified and action is required, your nurse will refer you to your existing General Practitioner, or a local GP near your workplace for further review – and removal of suspicious lesion if appropriately determined by the GP.
  • Note that your comprehensive 15 minute Skin Cancer Screening is a screening assessment only – and that your General Practitioner will discuss any further action required following referral.