Medeco Skin Cancer Clinic is a Mixed billing clinic.
Parents MUST contact the surgery for Medeco's appointment policy in regards to Skin checks for children under the age of 16.
If you have any flu like symptoms please contact us by phone if you have an appointment or visiting our clinic for further instructions.
Mask wearing is recommended in our Medical Centre. If you are experiencing any acute respiratory symptoms please ensure you are wearing a mask.
For social distancing purposes and for the safety of our vulnerable patients, doctors and staff it is the policy of the practice that appointments are to be attended by the patient only unless a carer is required or you have young children. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
Please be patient when you are attempting to contact the practice as reception staff are dealing with an unprecedented number of enquiries.
Please show respect and understanding when dealing with the reception staff as the Practice cannot tolerate rudeness or aggression towards them as they are only performing their role as required by the Doctors and the Practice guidelines.
Due to the clinic's extremely busy schedules and waiting period for an appointment, it is the policy of the practice that if you do not attend your appointment or cancel your appointment with 24hrs notice a fee of $55.00 with be incurred and another appointment will not be made until this account is paid.
We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Medeco Skin Cancer Clinic provides a caring, efficient and accessible service for early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancers including Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Malignant Melanoma.
Our highly trained doctors also specialise in Mole monitoring, diagnosis and removal. Topical and Surgical treatment options are available.
Medeco Skin Clinic is a mixed billing practice.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. In 2011, more than 2000 Australians died from this almost entirely preventable disease.
Every year, in Australia:
- skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers
- between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun
- GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer
- the incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK
Put simply, the more regularly you check your skin, the greater the chance of detecting a potentially pre-cancerous area of skin before it has the chance to progress to something more dangerous. Sun spots and skin cancers that are identified and treated early have a better outcome than most other types of cancer.
Medeco Skin Cancer Clinic is active in promoting skin cancer awareness and protection.
"Prevention is better than Cure"