As medicinal cannabis is an unregistered medicine, it is not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which makes it more expensive than other PBS-approved medications. Most patients can expect to pay between $5 to $10 per day for medicinal cannabis but it ultimately depends on the dose and frequency.
At Cannadoc Health, we pride ourselves in providing a high-end comprehensive service in all aspects of cannabis-based treatment. We understand that it can be hard to find good, reliable information in the medicinal cannabis space. Therefore, we have made it a priority to provide in-depth education to our patients so they can make an informed choice regarding their treatment.
At the initial consult, we conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, and based on your situation, we tailor a specific treatment plan to your needs. This first consult will take approximately 45 minutes and the out-of-pocket initial cost for this consultation is $290 (referral required). This fee includes any further steps that may be necessary such as permits or applications to the TGA and State Health body on your behalf to access medicinal cannabis. The application process can be complex and time consuming.
We also have a new self-referral pathway where patients do not need a referral to attend our clinic. The cost for this is $340 as there are additional steps required such as gathering medical reports and other administrative/clinical tasks. Patients wishing to access this pathway should proceed through our eligibility test portal or call us on 1300 944 033.
Subsequent follow-up appointments will usually incur an out-of-pocket fee of approximately $75 to $125 depending on the services rendered, medication changes/new applications and the complexity of the follow-up consultation.
If you have any questions on our fee structure or how the process works, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.