Cost of Teleconsult
The cost of the teleconsult will be determined by your GP and Specialist. Teleconsults between the GP and a specialist are now covered by Medicare. The teleconsult is currently bulkbilled on the specialists side, but this may change as the service becomes more popular. Your GP will likely charge his usual amount for the consult, though some may charge more or less for teleconsults.
Cost of Pathology
It is envisaged that an Extended Rast test will be the most common test ordered for patients outside metropolitan areas and that currently costs $95 after medicare rebates. An indication of other test costs can be found on this link http://www.snp.com.au/patient-services/health-library/test-locations.aspx (also listed below)
Cost of Treatment
AllergyDr mainly use Stallergenes allergy vaccines for immunotherapy or desensitisation. After you order and pay for the vaccine, we write a prescription and send it to the manufacturer who then ships it from the factory where it is made (in France) to your GP. We do sometimes use ALK-ABELLO vaccines for patients who have already commenced treatment with these drops. Some private health insurance policies will reimburse some of the cost of allergy vaccines. Recently many have not supported sublingual vaccines and the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and AllergyDr are working towards changing this policy.
|111||ALUSTAL INITIAL SET||$190|
|1110||ALUSTAL MAINTENANCE SET||$190|
|1111||STALORAL THREE VIAL INITIAL SET||$170|
|11110||STALORAL TWO VIAL MAINTENANCE SET||$170|
|11111||STALORAL 4 VIAL MAINTENANCE SET||$340|
These costs may vary depending on allergens.
This is the cost of test from the Sullivan and Nicolaides website, though in some areas other providers will be used and costs may vary between providers.
RAST® and Phadia ImmunoCAP ISAC®
Blood collections for RAST® and Phadia ImmunoCap ISAC® are performed at any SNP Collection Centre – no prior preparation is required. No appointment required.
Skin prick tests
Skin prick tests are only performed under medical supervision at the following centres: Appointment required
|Aspley Ph: (07) 3863 2714||Cairns P: (07) 4051 5922|
|Capalaba Ph: (07) 3245 9700||Lismore P: (02) 6622 4571|
|Sunnybank Ph: (07) 3345 1648||Robina P: (07) 5593 1155|
|Taringa Ph: (07) 3331 3700||Southport P: (07) 5573 8881|
Skin Prick Tests
Private Fee = Medicare Rebate + $95 out-of-pocket patient contribution
Concessional Fee = Medicare Rebate + $47.50 out-of-pocket patient contribution
Medicare Rebate + up to $95 out-of-pocket patient contribution (dependent on range of additional tests on request form)
Concessional Fee = bulk bill
Medicare Australia limits rebates for RAST® Tests to a maximum of 4 allergens per pathology request and a maximum of 4 RAST® Test episodes per year.
Medicare Rebate + $95 out-of-pocket patient contribution
Bulk billing is not available for Extended RAST® panel tests
Phadia ImmunoCAP ISAC®
$350 (Medicare Australia do not provide a rebate for this test)