What’s included in the Consultation Cost?


The initial consultation with a CDA Doctor 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 to list a few of the many tasks.


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. Tracking a large volume of patients through the series of challenging SAS applications and providing customer service to this volume can be logistically challenging!

Before considering any Cannabis treatment please do note that just like every other medicine Medical Cannabis does have potential side effects such as-


CBD has a narrow side effect profile. Some reported side effects of Cannabidiol include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light-headedness, and drowsiness, however, these are very uncommon.

Patients with autoimmune disorders or those who suffer from a lot of allergies could have a negative response from carrier oil or capsule container. In those cases, CBD Isolate (which is 99% pure CBD) would be a better form to try CBD.

Signs of liver injury have also been reported in some patients, but this is very uncommon.

Side effects from CBD are very uncommon but they might include dry mouth, nausea or even allergy to the carrier oil in the CBD. We also look for other interactions with other medications, most commonly the P450 metabolism medications.


THC is a psychotropic Cannabinoid and the side effects include increased heart rate, dizziness, drowsiness, impaired short-term memory, dry mouth, nausea, anxiety, increased appetite and euphoria.

Disclaimer: This is not an inducement to use Medicinal Cannabis. Medical Cannabis doesn’t work for everyone, and it may not work for you. How Cannabis affects a person depends on many things, including their size, weight, age and health, dosage and tolerance, and the results can vary. Some people may experience side effects when taking Cannabinoid medication. The information provided by CDA Clinics is for educational and informational purposes only. For medical advice, please check with your doctor and request a referral.

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Comments (9)

  • Christine Emerton Reply

    Hi Ive sent in my refferal from my doctor and also the other paperwork required, that was over a week agi I dud sebd a couple of emails wuth only one answered that no it wasnt there , if its been lost then would you mind sending me another lot if paperwirk thriugh the post please , its easier for my doc to fill it out while im there, ill fax it bext time instead of posting it, thank you

    March 27, 2020 at 8:26 am
    • Melissa lissemore Reply

      Hi my daughters paediatrician has given me your details I believe a referral should be with you shortly. My daughter has Rett syndrome and has seizures and anxiety and Rett like behaviour can I please get an appointment for her to see you guys

      Thank you kindly

      May 12, 2020 at 10:28 am
  • Joyce M Cooper Reply

    Could I please make a follow up consultation for Mrs Joyce Margaret Cooper

    April 8, 2020 at 1:51 pm
  • Wenli Reply

    Hi dear team,
    My sister is having chemotherapy for her lung cancer and has lots of pain. She’s in China and not a patient from Australia. Possible could she get CBD oil from you?

    Kind Regards,


    June 15, 2020 at 3:06 pm
    • cdaclinics Reply

      I’m sorry, no. We only service patients in Australia.

      June 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm
    • James fisher Reply

      I would like to proceed without a referral as my gp is in a high covid hotspot and for obvious health reasons I would prefer to proceed without referral and a tale health consultation


      James fisher

      August 7, 2020 at 12:15 am

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