General consultation costs
The price of consultations and other services will vary between different doctors and clinics.
A first consultation to assess your suitability for plant based treatments like medicinal cannabis can take up to an hour, so a doctor may charge anywhere between $150 to $400 for this initial appointment. Medicare rebates are available for in-person consultations, which can lower the cost of a first appointment by approximately $71. Regional patients who cannot access a doctor in-person can receive a Medicare rebate for their telehealth consultations.
Script renewal and review consultations typically cost between $40 to $80 and may be eligible for a Medicare rebate of around $37. Renewing your approval to receive treatments costs around $150, and can receive a rebate of approximately $71.
General treatment costs
The cost of plant based therapies like medicinal cannabis will depend on the price of the product you are prescribed and the dosage.
For example, a week’s worth of treatment for pain management for a patient would come to around $33. For six months of treatment, depending on the dosage prescribed, this cost equates to around $800.
Take the time to learn about the pain management treatments available to you and their costs.
Cannatrek affordability initiatives
Cannatrek has a number of initiatives with doctors and pharmacists to provide lower-cost medication for patients. To enquire, please contact one of our Cannatrek team for more information.
Cannatrek offers new patients up to 50% off their first script when they take part in our Cannatrek PLUS efficacy trial.
To get the most from your plant based treatment, it is important to fully titrate it – or use it – according to the schedule your doctor has developed for you. However, feedback from doctors indicates some patients are reluctant to fully dispense their medication using the prescribed dosage due to the cost. Consequently, these patients do not receive the maximum benefit from their medication and in many cases stop taking it – therefore ceasing the use of plant based therapies.
In response, we have developed an efficacy trial which offers new patients 50% off their first script for Cannatrek products. The efficacy trial can assist new patients in titrating to their optimal dose and thus receiving the full benefit of their medication.
Concession 10 is our online affordability program that will aid those patients who are most in need.
Eligible patients will receive 10% off the price of their medication when purchasing through the currently in-development Cannatrek ecommerce portal.
Tell your doctor of any concessions you may have access to during your initial consultation, including:
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card
- Foster Child Health Care Card
- Health Care Card
- Low Income Health Care Card – Pensioner Concession Card
- DVA Health Card; or
- Disability Support Pension.
If you’re interested in booking a telehealth consult, visit Cannatrek Access here.