IMPORTANT UPDATE: CQ Skin Cancer Centre will be closed for the Mackay Show on Thursday, 20 June 2024. The centre will return to regular business hours on Friday, 21 June 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

CQ Skin Cancer Centre

We are a private billing clinic. Medicare rebates available.
No referral required.


Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 7.00am - 4.00pm

Address:
9/11 Downie Avenue
Bucasia, QLD 4750

Phone: 07 4954 7755
Email: mackay.reception@skincancercentres.com.au

Parking:
Parking is provided at the front of the centre.

Our clinic uses HotDoc for online bookings and SMS reminders  HotDoc Logo 2

Our pricing

CQ Skin Cancer Centre is a private billing facility. We offer several payment options, including cash, EFTPOS and credit card. For your convenience, we use Medicare online so your rebate will be refunded promptly. Please ask our staff for more information.

Full body skin cancer check

$120 - $176

Fee may vary depending on appointment length.
Medicare rebate available
  • $140 - $176

  • $120 - $158 (pensioners)

Total body photography

$100

Recommended for earliest detection in high-risk patients.
  • $100 all patients

LED light therapy

From $49

Depending on the number of sessions
  • Photodynamic therapy: Price upon consultation

 

At our skin cancer clinic in Central Queensland (Mackay), CQ Skin Cancer Centre, we provide a comprehensive approach to looking after your skin health. The qualified team works primarily in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, and experienced doctors are supported by a highly trained team of support staff for your optimal care. Following our vision of a world where nobody dies of skin cancer, we deliver the highest standard of care and save lives every day. Our medical team will provide you with expert advice, utmost skill – and most importantly, peace of mind. We can help you with skin cancer screening and diagnosis, total body photography, surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatments, sun damage repair, mole removal, and wound and scar management. 

Conveniently located on the corner of Downie Avenue and Edmonds Street, Bucasia, just 25 minutes from the Mackay CBD, free on-site parking is provided at the front door. If you arrive by car, entry via Downie Avenue is best. If you're taking public transport, there is a bus stop right outside at Edmonds St at Downie Avenue.

Your health and satisfaction are at the forefront of everything we do. We understand that all patients have varying requirements and aspirations; therefore, we will always tailor your care plan for you and work hard to exceed your expectations. Thank you for choosing us for your skin check in Mackay!

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Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I have a blood blister or a melanoma?

If you have any unusual lesions on your body that stand out from the rest, or if a lesion is not going away on its own after several weeks or months, it's essential to get it assessed by a doctor. Typically, melanoma will show one of the ABCD signs: Asymmetry, irregular Border, multiple Colours, or Diameter larger than 6mm.

Where can I find a skin cancer clinic in Mackay?

Conveniently located on the corner of Downie Avenue and Edmonds Street, Bucasia, CQ Skin Cancer Centre in Mackay is just 25 minutes from the Mackay CBD. Free on-site parking is provided at the front door. If you arrive by car, entry via Downie Avenue is best. If you're taking public transport, there is a bus stop right outside at Edmonds St at Downie Avenue.

What does the earliest stage of skin cancer look like?

Early melanomas are usually very small (less than 1mm) and have not yet spread to other areas of the body such as the lymph nodes or other organs. Melanoma typically stands out as looking different from the rest of the lesions on your skin and often shows one of the ABCD signs: Asymmetry, irregular Border, multiple Colours, or Diameter larger than 6mm. Non-melanoma skin cancers such as squamous or basal cell carcinomas can appear as a scaly red patch on sun-exposed areas of the skin, an open sore that won't heal, a rough or thick patch of irritated skin, a raised growth, or even a blister. They can become crusty and easily bleed. Early skin cancers may show no symptoms at all, which is why regular professional skin checks are so important.

Are skin checks covered by Medicare?

Comprehensive skin cancer checks are privately billed, which means they are not fully covered by Medicare. However, after you pay the upfront cost of the skin check, you can claim a partial Medicare rebate of approximately $39 or more. 

How can you tell if a spot is cancerous?

The only definitive way to identify a skin malignancy is to have it assessed by a doctor with training in skin cancer medicine, who will examine the lesion with a dermatoscope and perform a biopsy to confirm their diagnosis. Skin cancer cannot be diagnosed with the naked eye, but in between professional skin checks you can self-monitor for any spots that are crusting, bleeding, itching, standing out from the rest, or new or changing in any way.

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WHY CHOOSE US

How we make a difference

Improve access to skin cancer care and reduce the mortality of the disease.

Reduce waiting times for patients to receive efficient diagnosis and treatment.

Provide skin cancer care to communities with limited access to specialists.

Save lives by reducing delay in diagnosis and treatment.

Relieve the public hospital system by providing affordable quality care.

Offer referral option for GPs managing patients outside their scope.

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