FAQ’s About our Training:

How do I get started?
You need to determine how far you would like to take your Bowen Practice:
1) Use Bowen at home to help family and friends
2) Become certified and practice professionally

Is Bowen therapy covered under 3rd party benefit insurance?

In order to be covered by 3rd party benefit insurance, Bowen must be included in the scope of the practice covered by the
patient’s extended medical.

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Third Party benefit insurance is the insurance a patient may have through work or private insurance that may cover or subsidize the cost of their treatments. Policies differ for each company, and within each company. Policy coverage is negotiated between the insurance company and the corporation they provide coverage to. The practitioners who are covered by their extended medical and can therefore bill Bowen therapy under the scope of their practice are:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Chiropractors
  • Naturopaths
  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists/Chiropodists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Massage Therapists
  • Speech Therapists

Some provinces and certain insurance companies have accepted and covered the Bowen treatments under 3rd party insurance, though this practice is not a universal standard as of yet. Many alumni and practitioners have reported that Pacific Blue Cross has covered the treatments in Alberta, and Maritime Medical has covered treatments in Nova Scotia. Furthermore, we have many patients who have been informed that Pacific Blue Cross has covered their treatments in British Columbia.

The best way to find out if a 3rd party insurance company will cover the treatment is to send in the claims and receipts. A consistent level of claims being submitted for the treatment will only strengthen the case for insurance companies to offer coverage for the treatment. Submitting claims for the treatment reinforces the demand for coverage and demonstrates the effectiveness and pervasiveness of Bowen therapy.

Dr. Manon Bolliger has been working on setting a standard for coverage of Bowen Therapy, for the past five years. As Bowen College is an accredited institution by the Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners, it has fulfilled all requirements and currently has a full 1000 hour graduate program, 3rd party insurance companies are looking to us to set the standards in this emerging field.

 

Malpractice liability insurance is the insurance a practitioner must procure and maintain to cover themselves in case of accidental harm they may cause during a treatment. It protects a practitioner from being legally liable for malpractice, injury or negligence.

What is the difference between 3rd party benefit insurance and liability insurance?

Third Party benefit insurance is the insurance a patient may have through work or private insurance.

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Third Party benefit insurance is the insurance a patient may have through work or private insurance that may cover or subsidize the cost of their treatments. Policies differ for each company, and within each company. Policy coverage is negotiated between the insurance company and the corporation they provide coverage to. The practitioners who are covered by their extended medical and can therefore bill Bowen therapy under the scope of their practice are:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Chiropractors
  • Naturopaths
  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists/Chiropodists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Massage Therapists
  • Speech Therapists

Some provinces and certain insurance companies have accepted and covered the Bowen treatments under 3rd party insurance, though this practice is not a universal standard as of yet. Many alumni and practitioners have reported that Pacific Blue Cross has covered the treatments in Alberta, and Maritime Medical has covered treatments in Nova Scotia. Furthermore, we have many patients who have been informed that Pacific Blue Cross has covered their treatments in British Columbia.

The best way to find out if a 3rd party insurance company will cover the treatment is to send in the claims and receipts. A consistent level of claims being submitted for the treatment will only strengthen the case for insurance companies to offer coverage for the treatment. Submitting claims for the treatment reinforces the demand for coverage and demonstrates the effectiveness and pervasiveness of Bowen therapy.

Dr. Manon Bolliger has been working on setting a standard for coverage of Bowen Therapy, for the past five years. As Bowen College is an accredited institution by the Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners, it has fulfilled all requirements and currently has a full 1000 hour graduate program, 3rd party insurance companies are looking to us to set the standards in this emerging field.

 

Malpractice liability insurance is the insurance a practitioner must procure and maintain to cover themselves in case of accidental harm they may cause during a treatment. It protects a practitioner from being legally liable for malpractice, injury or negligence.

How do we operate in Ontario?

The Bowen College Inc o/a The Bowen College of Natural Healing in Ontario

Can I transfer outside credits?

Yes, you can transfer credits from any College or University.

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If you have received credits from a recognized accredited secondary education institution, like a school for Registered Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy etc., and can provide proof of credits acquired you are exempt from taking the anatomy and physiology courses at Bowen College. Documentation of the completion of these credits is required.

On a case by case basis, Bowen College will accept credits from other Bowen Therapy schools, no matter where your previous training has taken place. If you can provide proof of credits then we are more than excited to have you complete your training with us.

How long does it take to become a Certified Bowen Health Therapist?

After taking our Fast Track Program, you will be required to complete a review, an exam, preceptorship and case studies. To complete the entire training can take anywhere between 4-7 months depending on your schedule and class schedules.

Do you offer Continuing Education credits?

Yes, we offer Category ‘A’ continuing education credits.

About Bowen:

Is Bowen like a massage?
No, Bowen is not like massage. It uses much lighter and more specific moves that are enacted onto nerve bundles and meridians. It is more similar to a hand/touch method of acupuncture.

Can you use Bowen with other modalities like massage and acupuncture?
Bowen Therapy resets your body to allow itself to heal. With this in mind, other modalities you may use are received by the body at maximum benefit when partnered with Bowen.

About Bowen College:

What is Bowen College’s refund policy?

Full Refund within 7 days of purchase and a 30 day minimum notice is required to withdraw your registration from a class.

What if a class gets cancelled?
If the college must cancel a class, the college is required to notify all students registered at least two weeks before the class.