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After hours, weekend and urgent appointments

DermoDirect Teledermatology service is available for children Teledermatology - Secure real-time video consult
- Australia wide, no matter where you are
- No GP referral required
- After-hours and weekend appointments available
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DermoDirect dermatologists are acne experts Acne management Our dermatologists are experts in acne management, and can prescribe medications for acne that in Australia can only be prescribed by dermatologists.
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Medicare rebate

Medicare rebates are valid for those patients that live in a telehealth eligible area and have an active GP Referral.

Due to COVID -19, up until the end of December 2021, ALL patients will be eligible for a Medicare rebate if you have an active GP referral. That means only $135 out of pocket cost.

Opening hours

We are always here for you! After-hours and weekend appointments available. 

Mon - Fri6am - 11pm
Sat - Sun6am - 11pm

What do we treat?

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasisincluding access to dermatologist-only medications if appropriate
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Tinea (fungal)
  • Hair Diseasesincluding male and female pattern hair loss
  • Nail Diseases
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativaincluding access to dermatologist-only medications if appropriate
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • We can also recommend the most appropriate diagnostic tests for GPs to do, with skin conditions that are difficult to diagnose

How it works?

  • Book an appointmentSelect the appropriate appointment type (GP referral required for Medicare rebates), upload photos of your skin issue, choose your Dermatologist and select your preferred date and time
  • Confirmation emailAn initial email confirmation of the appointment will contain a Zoom Video link to the Doctor you have booked with. This link will also be in the reminder email sent prior to the appointment.
  • Attend real-time video consultationDownload the free Zoom App, then click the link in the email. Talk to your Dermatologist, discuss with them the problem areas and your Dermatologist will provide a treatment plan.
  • Follow upThe Dermatologist can send your prescription directly to your pharmacy of choice. Investigation forms and handouts are emailed to you on the same day as your appointment so there are no delays in implementing your management plan.

Our doctors

Dr. Dev Tilakaratne
Born and raised in Darwin, Dr Dev Tilakaratne relocated to Townsville to complete James Cook University’s (JCU) Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, in which rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical perspectives flavoured all aspects of the course.

Dr. Dev Tilakaratne

Dr. Christopher Ross
Dr. Ross is an Adelaide-based Dermatologist who completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with Honours at Adelaide University in 2004, before completing his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Flinders University in 2008.
Average time from making booking to first appointment.

We strive to make appointments available so that you can be seen and treated as soon as possible.

We offer URGENT appointment slots within 24 hours.

Recent news

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The ACT is entering a seven-day lockdown from 5pm tonight

Until 5pm Thursday 19 August 2021 When the lockdown begins tonight, you will only be able to leave your house to: shop for essentials like groceries and medicine and supplies that are essential for personal needs or for vulnerable peopleobtain essential health care, including to undertake a COVID-19 test or receive a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination exercise...
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