Frequently Asked Questions

Does your clinic bulk bill pensioners?

Yes. We offer bulk billing for all concession card holders, pensioners, children, young adults (under 25) and seniors (60+) ... see more

What is the private fee if I do not get a concession?

If you do not qualify for a concession, consultations are $75. After the Medicare rebate, there is a $38 gap. In addition, there is a gap payment of $20 if a procedure is performed.

Medicare refunds can be processed on-site (eftpos card needed).

Do I have to organize to have my Solarderm records transferred to Queensland Sun?

No. Queensland Sun has ownership of the Solarderm records, including mole mapping records.

I live in Childers. Can I get a procedure done during my consultation?

We commonly see patients who travel from regional areas, eg Childers, Gin Gin, Agnes Waters, Monto. For people who live outside of the local Bundaberg-Bargara area, we do our best to try to minimize unnecessary travel. If you think you need a procedure, please let us know when you make your booking.

What should I wear?

It is advisable to wear loose clothing that allows inspection of sun exposed areas. You may be asked to remove some clothing. If you only want one or two areas checked please advise the doctor. Avoid wearing makeup to the consultation.

What are the risk factors for skin cancer?

  • Age. The risk of skin cancer rises as you age however melanoma is the most common cancer in Australians aged 15-45
  • Past history of skin cancer.
  • Skin type that burns easily. ie fair complexion
  • History of high UV exposure. This includes a history of severe sunburns, growing up in the northern parts of Australia, working outdoors, spending time outdoors in the middle of the day, using welding machines or attending solariums.
  • Large number of moles. This is especially true if your moles are large (>5mm) and uneven in colour.
  • Family history of skin cancers especially melanoma