Medicinal Cannabis Cost
CDA offers affordable medicinal cannabis treatment plans and does not take payment for products. CDA doctors work with patients to make applications to the Department of Health for the most affordable, reliable and quality products available on the Australian market.
Products cost approximately $4 to $10 per day on average, depending on multiple factors including: the ratio of THC and CBD in the prescribed product; the amount individually used; the product form (i.e. flower, capsules, oil). This could also vary depending on the pharmacy dispensing fee. Due to government regulations we cannot publicly advertise our products or price lists. Products and prices are discussed in consultation with the prescribing doctor. Unlike other clinics, we can offer the whole range of medicinal cannabis products available.
This differs per doctor and clinic. CDA Clinics suggests its Affiliate Doctors should charge the following costs:
Medicare Rebates are available for InClinic appointments; please refer to your local clinic for details.
Many of our current patients have had luck with their Health Fund refunding a portion of their consultations and prescriptions depending on 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.
The initial consultation with a CDA Doctor will comprise of:
Medical Condition Discussion
Current Medicines Review
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 to list a few of the many tasks.
FOLLOW UP CONSULTS
Follow up consults are made 6 weeks after the initial consult and 3 monthly ongoing or more frequently in clinical indicated or patient requested.
These consults comprise of:
Review of MC treatment with 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)
CDA Clinics is an independently owned, Australian registered business which has expenses like any other business. In addition to making medicinal cannabis treatment plans we provide free services including: eligibility screening; information to the public on our website and social channels; patient and doctor information resources; and clinical information to GPs and Specialists for no charge.