Before your appointment

For Australian residents, Yes. A GP referral is required to see a dermatologist and if you wish to make a claim with Medicare.

For International residents, No. You can see a dermatologist without a GP referral, although we prefer one, but you cannot make any claims with Medicare.

A referral is not required if you are seeing our;

  • Trichologist
  • Dermal clinician
  • Clinical trials unit
  • It provides general background medical information that may be of relevance to treatment.
  • After each consultation, the dermatologist will correspond with GP re-updated medications and results.
  • A medicare claim is able to be processed.
  • Referrals last for 12 months, even for the same condition.

Please bring along your doctor's referral (without this our specialists cannot see you), Medicare card and list of your current medications/copies of past investigations (if relevant).

GP referrals last for 12 months, unless your GP specifies it is an ‘ongoing indefinite’ referral, which is then valid for 5 years. Specialist referrals are valid for 3 months.

Patients with a GP referral are eligible for a Medicare rebate. As we are a private clinic (not bulk billing) a fee is charged for all consultations.

If at the time of your consultation a procedure is required, an additional fee will be incurred. Rest assured our staff will explain the details of the procedure as well as the fees beforehand, so you can make an informed decision on whether or not to proceed.

If your appointment time becomes inconvenient for you, we are always happy to change it if you provide us with at least 48 hours’ notice. This allows us to schedule in a patient who may be in urgent need of care. Unfortunately, if a scheduled appointment is not cancelled within this time frame or attended, a $75 cancellation fee will be charged.

East Melbourne

Monday to Friday   8:30am to 5:00pm

 

Pascoe Vale

Tuesday                   8:00am to 3:30pm

Friday                       8:00am to 2:00pm

 

Sinclair Salon

Monday to Friday   8:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday                   9:00am - 3:00pm

At your appointment

Yes. Free timed street parking is available outside our centre and on the surrounding streets. Please take note of the parking restrictions.
East Melbourne Bus no 246 stops on the corner of Wellington Parade & Hoddle St Tram no 48 and 75 stops at the corner of Punt Rd and Wellington Parade, stop number 14. Train Jolimont and Richmond West train station are within 200 metres from our centre. Pascoe Vale Bus no 527 and 951 both stop at Bell St/Turner St. Bus no 513 and 913 stops at Turner St and 2 min walk from our practice. Tram number 58 stops outside the practice on the corner of Bell St and Melville Rd, stop number 45. Train Coburg station is 2kms away. Pascoe Vale train station is 3kms away from our practice. For step-by-step directions on how to get to us, please visit public transport Victoria’s website: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey
No. We are a private clinic and services are billed.

Yes. We will submit your claim to Medicare after your account has been paid.

For Australian residents, unfortunately legislation does not allow private health insurance providers to cover medical services administered outside of a hospital setting.

Our other services

Dorevitch Pathology is conveniently located on level 1 (East Melbourne) behind the reception desk. Patient Liaison Officers are available to assist you at all times. All pathology fees are billed separately by Dorevitch.

PharmacySmart is a compounding pharmacy located on level 2, to the right of the reception desk in East Melbourne and on the ground floor at Pascoe Vale South. It is important to check your prescription before leaving the building as your prescription may require specialist formulation.
The Sinclair Hair and Scalp Institute is located on level 1 (East Melbourne) for specialist hairdressing services and advice.

Our Clinical Trials Unit is located on level 3 in East Melbourne. Please proceed directly to this level to check-in.

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