MEDICAL CANNABIS THERAPIES (PRIVATE BILLING)

Medicinal Cannabis use is currently legal in Australia as a prescription medication and as an alternative treatment option to relieve the symptoms of many medical conditions where other treatment options have not fully succeeded or failed. It is prescribed by authorised medical practitioners after an approval process has been completed through TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). We offer this service to patients in our Private Medicinal Cannabis Clinic for those who are interested in Medicinal Cannabis after a comprehensive assessment to determine suitability and eligibility. 

Accessing prescribed medical cannabis in Queensland requires patients to meet some qualifying criteria, therefore the clinic DOES NOT accept walk-in appointments. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a change in consultation structure by replacing face-to-face consultations with online, telehealth consultations to ensure that they get the same quality of care they need from the safety and convenience of their homes.

 

HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

New Patients will be required to obtain a referral from their regular GP of 6 months with a health summary attached before booking an appointment. All patients are required to complete and return a consent form before their initial assessment.

Please be aware that medical cannabis is only considered after exhausting other conventional treatment options. 

Please contact our administration team for further information.  
0733486111 (Katherina) - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Additional information available at: http://raninsmedical.com.au/

 

Medicinal Cannabis, A Natural, Whole Plant-based Alternative for Symptom management, Currently Recognised by Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) for over 100 different Medical Conditions

 

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer Symptom Management
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Chemotherapy - Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)
  • Chronic non-cancer pain
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Endometriosis

 

  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS)
  • Mood Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure Management 
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Spasticity

 

FEE STRUCTURE

Initial Consult including TGA application 
$200.00 (Medicare rebate will be item 36 = $75.75; additional $6.55 if they have a concession card)
Follow up appointments 
$80.00 (Medicare rebate will be $39.10; additional $6.55 if they have a concession card)

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

How long does medical cannabis approvals take?
The approval time for medical cannabis is usually given on the spot once assessment has been completed by the Doctor. 

How long does it take for my medicinal cannabis to arrive?
After your medical cannabis application is approved, the medicine is ordered by your prescribing pharmacist. Terry White Manly which is located next door to us has the means of obtaining the products within 2-3 days of ordering. Unlike other medicines, the pharmacies aren’t allowed to hold stock of medical cannabis products.

How do I prepare for a telehealth consult?
We conduct online video consultations through an application called Coviu. Please login to coviu 10 minutes prior to your appointment.

Guidance for the use of medicinal cannabis in Australia: Patient information (TGA)

https://www.tga.gov.au/publication/guidance-use-medicinal-cannabis-australia-patient-information