Consultations

Nicotine prescriptions

I am available to provide nicotine prescriptions by video consultation for current vapers.

All vapers using nicotine e-liquid should have a prescription. From 1 October 2021, the Australian Border Force will be intercepting imported nicotine e-liquids and penalties will apply if  you do not have a prescription. The fine will be up to $222,000. Prescriptions are valid for 12 months. See here for more information on the changes.

You can also purchase nicotine e-liquid from participating Australian pharmacies with a prescription from a TGA ‘Authorised Prescriber’ of nicotine. I am an Authorised Prescriber.

If you are an existing vaper, please download and complete this form: Online nicotine prescription questionnaire

Email the form to mendel@bigpond.net.au indicating when you are available and if you are happy with Zoom or if you prefer WhatsApp or Facetime. I will ring or email you to confirm an appointment time.

Consultation fee (15-minute appointments)

Description Fee Medicare Rebate Out-of-pocket
 Standard fee  $90.00 $39.10  $51.25
 Pension or health care card  Bulk-billed  n/a Nil

Fees are payable on the day by credit card. Please let me know if you are having financial difficulties. You will be sent a receipt for claiming on Medicare. If you are on a concession card, you will be bulk-billed.

If you are a current smoker who wants to discuss quitting generally, including vaping, I can see you by Zoom or in person if you are in Sydney. Please see below for more information


Book Online

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Appointments to quit smoking

I am available for consultations in-person to help smokers quit. This involves a full assessment and developing a personalised plan for your needs. Treatment is based on evidence-based medical advice, medication or vaping nicotine where appropriate and ongoing support as long as you need it.

You do not need a referral to see me, but a letter from your doctor with details of your health and medications is helpful.

The first consultation is 45-60 minutes, the second usually 30 minutes and subsequent appointments are usually 15 minutes. To make a booking online, fill out the form above. Otherwise you can ring me on 0415 976 783 or send an email to mendel@bigpond.net.au.  Please download and complete this assessment form and email it to me before your appointment.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact me as soon as possible so the time can be allocated to someone else.


Consultation fees

Consultation fees are rebatable from Medicare.

Description Item Private Fee Medicare Rebate Private fee gap
Standard 23 90.00 38.75 51.25
Consultations
20-40 min
36 160.00 75.05 84.95
Initial assessment
40-60 min
44 240.00 110.50 129.50

Fees are payable at the time of consultation by credit card or EFT. You will be given a receipt for making your claim on Medicare.


Privacy

Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Ordinarily, we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.


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