Our AHPRA registered Australian doctors specialise in treating patients with medical cannabis.
We now offer Teleheath video and phone consultations nationwide in addition to face to face consultations at our clinics.
How it Works
If your chronic condition fails to respond to standard treatments, medical cannabis may help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Take our free eligibility test below to see if you qualify.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is medical cannabis legal in Australia?
Medical cannabis has been legal in Australia since March 2017. Medical cannabis purchased online is not legal. Medicinal cannabis products can only be legally obtained from a pharmacy with a doctor’s prescription.
Do I have to smoke medical cannabis?
Smoking cannabis is not recommended by health authorities. Current approved forms include oil, capsules, flower (vaporized) and sprays.
What conditions is medical cannabis used for?
Medical cannabis is currently being used to treat a number of different symptoms. Any chronic condition lasting longer than 3 months may be eligible if traditional medications have failed to provide relief. The TGA has provided data on conditions that have been approved in the past. The most common being: Chronic pain, Neuropathic pain, Cancer pain, Anxiety/Depression, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Migraine, Sleep disorders, Epilepsy/Seizure Management, Spasticity from neurological conditions, and Autism symptoms. Speak to your doctor or give us a call to discuss further.
How does medical cannabis work?
The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. These active ingredients found in cannabis oil act on speciﬁc targets found in the body known as cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are involved in the regulation of many functions including: brain and nervous system activity, heart rate and blood pressure, digestion, inﬂammation, immune system activity, perception of pain, reproduction, wake/sleep cycle, regulation of stress and emotional state as well as many other functions.
How much does a visit to Australian Access Clinics cost?
Out of pocket fees for patients in clinic are $262 ($300 with a Medicare rebate of $38) including the initial consultation and application to the TGA. Telehealth consultations are billed at $250.
How much does medical cannabis cost?
Medical cannabis products are not listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Products typically cost $4-8 per day but can vary greatly depending on the dosage and type of product prescribed. An initial consultation with our doctors (including all TGA approvals) costs $250.
Where do I fill my prescription?
Australian Access Clinics does not have any medical cannabis on site. Our doctor will arrange for the medication to be delivered to you through our preferred pharmacies. If you wish to use your own pharmacy you will need to ensure they are able to dispense medical cannabis. There is an administration and postage fee of $35 if you would like to use your own pharmacy.
What are the possible side effects of medical cannabis?
Similar to many medications, patients taking medical cannabis may experience side effects. Generally, the side effects for CBD are less than those for THC. Some known side effects of THC include euphoria, intoxication-like effects, dizziness, drowsiness, impaired memory, disorientation, dry mouth, and rapid heartbeat. This is not a complete list. Please consult with a doctor regarding possible side effects and what steps should be taken if you experience anything unexpected after using medical cannabis.
Do you offer Telehealth?
Yes we do. We are currently offering Telehealth consultations at reduced fees ($250 – not eligible for Medicare rebate) in order to prioritise the health and safety of all patients and staff.
Free Parking Available at our Flagship Mascot Location
Entrance to the underground parking lot is via 200 Coward St. After entering the parking lot, parking is available immediately to the right. We are also a 5 minute walk from Mascot train station.
Enter parking lot via 200 Coward St.
The entrance to the underground parking lot is located right next to Meriton Suites. Upon entering the parking lot our spots are located immediately to the right on the ground floor.
Exit carpark and walk along footpath around the corner to our clinic
Walk out of the parking lot via the same entrance you entered from. Walk west along Coward street and turn right on O’Riordan St. Walk north until you see our clinic on your right hand side.
We are committed to collaborating with treating physicians to help patients that have exhausted conventional therapies manage their symptoms through medical cannabis. Our clinic is solely focused on assessing suitability and navigating the regulatory pathway to access if deemed appropriate. Referring doctors are kept up to date and continue to maintain clinical leadership for the patient’s overall care.
Through our network we have helped over 1,500 patients. This is a new discipline and our team of doctors and staff work to ensure that patients receive the best possible medical care in this field. If you have any patients who you think may be suitable for an assessment please download and complete the patient referral form or get in touch.
ACC is actively seeking new physicians to join our team of leading experts in this field. A great opportunity to practice in a unique and evolving field of medicine, our team will manage the administrative burden of application, approvals and reporting and allow you to focus on patient care. Get in touch for more details at email@example.com
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