Skin Cancer Checks – Westpac Employees

Barangaroo, Kent St, Kogarah & Pinnacle Health Group – 120 Collins St Melbourne

$90

Having trouble booking? Send us an email at hello@pinnaclehealthgroup.com.au


Barangaroo – Thursday October 24th, Friday October 25th, Wednesday October 30th, Friday November 1st, Thursday November 7th, Thursday November 14th

Kent St – Wednesday October 23rd, Thursday October 31st, Wednesday November 6th, Friday November 8th, Wednesday November 13th

Kogarah – Thursday October 31st & Wednesday November 6th

120 Collins St Melbourne – Wednesday October 23rd, Thursday October 24th, Tuesday October 29th, Wednesday October 30th

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 wellbeing offering to you at our Westpac Wellness Centres in Barangaroo, Kent St & Kogarah and our 120 Collins St Wellness Centre in Melbourne we are offering 15 minute Skin Cancer Checks in the lead up to Summer!

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

The skin cancer checks are $90 – fantastic value for peace of mind in the convenience of your workplace!

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

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 out of pocket
  • Payment is taken on the day at the time of your check

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
  • You will receive a results booklet at the conclusion of your check which will include your action plan

Who Does the Skin Cancer Check?

  • A specifically trained Melanographer specialising in Dermatology
  • 15 minute checks completed onsite at Barangaroo Wellness Centre, Kent St Wellness Centre, Kogarah Wellness Centre and 120 Collins Street Melbourne (Pinnacle Health Group)

What to Bring:

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your appointment to allow for a smooth process on the day
  • Please ensure you wear comfortable clothing that can easily be removed. If you do not with to remove your clothing then a comprehensive full body examination can not take place

Having trouble booking? Send us an email at hello@pinnaclehealthgroup.com.au

What happens after the check?

  • Results of individual screenings will remain confidential and not shared with Westpac Group
  • If a suspicious lesion is identified and action is required, your certified skin cancer screening practitioner 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 Check is a screening assessment only – and that your GP will discuss any further action required following referral