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No Sweat Clinic - Medicare rebates for the excessive sweating sickness, hyperhidrosis treatment

Medicare rebates

When you come to one of our clinics for clinical assessment of your hyperhidrosis, the consultation with one of our physicians has a Medicare rebate. If you see a neurologist, the Medicare item number is 110 and the rebate amount is $128.30. If you see a dermatologist, the Medicare item number is 104 and the rebate amount is $72.75. For subsequent consultations the Medicare item number is 116 and the rebate amount is $64.20.

The procedure for treating underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) with the PBS listed anti-hyperhidrosis medication also has a Medicare item number, 18362, and the rebate amount is $209.70.

Each consultant at our clinics are free to charge their own rates for the clinical consultation and procedure so it is good to check what these are so that you are aware of any "gap" payment.

For further information visit the Medicare website (opens in a new window)

Medication covered by the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme)

The medication has been available on the PBS for the treatment of underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) since the end of 2011. This means that the whole cost of the medication, normally around $600, is covered by the government. It is strictly regulated:

  • Only available for axillary hyperhidrosis (e.g. not available for hands, feet or face) every 120 days;
  • Patients must be 12 years or older and have failed or intolerant to topical aluminium chloride hexahydrate (e.g. Driclor and Rexona Clinical protection) after one or two months of treatment;
  • Only Neurologists, Dermatologists and Paediatricians can access the medication through the PBS for axillary hyperhidrosis.

For further information visit the Medicare website (opens in a new window)

What to do next?

If you have tried using a clinical strength anti-perspirant and are still suffering sweat problems then we can help. Contact us now to book an appointment for treatment at one of our clinics (or if you have any questions) using the form on the right-hand side of this page.

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