Allergy Desensitisation Clinic

ORAL ALLERGY DESENSITISATION

Did you know that you can desensitise against some pollen and dust mites using a tablet now?

No more weekly injections! Instead you can now take a tablet from the convenience of your home!

Ask your doctor whether you should have Allergy Testing at Springs Medical Daylesford.

People who may be interested in having the Oral Allergy Desensitisation are:

  • People who have a young infant (up to 6 months old) and have a family history of allergy; or
  • People who have a child with food allergy and are pregnant or are planning to have another child.
  • People who have asthma.
  • People over the age of 16 years experiencing asthma, wheezing or hay fever, sneezing, runny nose, itchy, red eyes.
  • If you are affected when grass is freshly cut, seasonally in Spring or at night.
  • People with allergic reactions to pollens, grasses and house dust mites.
  • If you are concerned about your asthma symptoms worsening during Thunderstorm asthma weather.

For more information please talk to one of our doctors or nurses.

Costs:

1. Allergy Testing Fees

Visit 1: Will incur a gap fee of between $40-$48 depending upon on the nature of the consultation. Concession Card-holders will be bulk-billed (no gap fee)

Visit 2: Will incur a gap fee of $40- $145 depending on the nature of the consult.
Concession Card-holders will be bulk-billed (no gap fee)

Visit 3: Telehealth consultations with the Allergy GP and Allergy Specialist will be bulk-billed (no gap fee) for all patients.

2. Immunotherapy (Desensitising) medication fees

If patients proceed with desensitisation immunotherapy, a prescription for medication will be provided. Pharmacy costs for supply may be approximately $100-150 per month of therapy. For pollen allergy this may be $600-$900 for 6 months per season. For dust mite this may be $1200-$1800 for 12 months supply depending on prescription requirements and pharmacy charges. These medications are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme nor the Medicare Safety Rebate. A partial rebate may be available from Private Health Insurance Extras.

3. Desensitising Fees

Initial desensitising visit: will incur a gap fee of $40-$65 depending on the nature of the consultation.
Concession Card-holders will be bulk-billed (no gap fee)
Subsequent desensitising only visits: Will be bulk-billed (no gap fee) for all patients.

4. Non-attendance or late cancellation fees

It’s very important that you contact reception if you unable to keep your appointment. Please give us at least 2 hours notice otherwise a charge may apply. This is a non rebatable charge of $50.

References:

www.allergy.org.au
http://www.nationalallergystrategy.org.au