Medical Cannabis Consultation

About Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis, or Medical Marijuana, is cannabis and cannabinoids that are prescribed by physicians for their patients.

Butler Village Medical Centre offers affordable Medicinal Cannabis treatment plans and does not take payment for products.

Medical Cannabis Benefits

Medical Cannabis is cannabis that is grown and prescribed to a certified quality. This allows for these products to be trusted and safely used as well as being affordable and reliable.

How Medical Cannabis Consultation Works

The Initial Medical Cannabis Consultation at Butler Village Medical Centre involves our doctors working with patients to make applications to the Department of Health.

The initial consultation will comprise of:

  • Medical Condition Discussion
  • Treatment History
  • Current Medicines Review
  • Product Selection
  • TGA Application
  • Consent Form
  • Information (provided to the patient)

The cost for the initial consultation also includes administration overheads such as

  • application chasing,
  • application reviews (if rejected),
  • billing,
  • prescription writing,
  • tracking and
  • notification

Just to list a few of the many tasks involved in the process.

Please bring copies of full medical history and a brief letter from your general practitioner if possible.

How Much Do Cannabis Consultations Cost?

In clinic costs can vary, the initial consult is for single product application to TGA.

Additional product applications are charged at $35

How Much Does Proscribed Cannabis Cost?

The Cannabis Products average cost is between $4 to $10 per day.

Factors that can affect the cost include:

  • the ratio of THC and CBD in the prescribed product,
  • the amounts individually used,
  • the products form (i.e. flower, capsules, oil), and
  • the pharmacy dispensing fee.

Due to government regulations, we cannot publicly advertise any products or price lists. Products and prices are discussed in consultation with the prescribing doctor.

Medicare Rebates

Medicare Rebates are available for InClinic appointments; please refer to your local clinic for details. Please discuss this at your consultation.

Health Fund Rebates

Many current patients have had positive responses from their Health Funds who have received a refund for a portion of their consultations and prescriptions.

These refunds are dependant on their specific Private Health insurance plans and their level of cover.

Please check with your own Health Fund and be persistent as your level of cover may mean they have to cover non-PBS listed prescription fees.

Consultations

Please note these consultations are not bulk billed. The following are the usual cost for consultations.

  • Initial consult $160
  • Follow up $65

In clinic costs can vary, initial consult is for a single product application to TGA. Additional product application’s are charged at $35.

Follow Up Consults

Follow up consults are made 4 weeks after the initial consult and monthly ongoing or more frequently in clinical indicated or patient requested.

These consults comprise of:

  • Review of MC treatment with the doctor including discussing potential benefits
  • Prescription writing and tracking

Additional administration may be required during these follow-ups – such as

  • letters to the DVA or health insurers for funding,
  • application renewals as approvals are time-bound (generally 12 months)