Consultation fees vary with the complexity and duration of the consultation. Medicare rebates apply to all consultation fees. Rebates generally cover between 50 -75% of the fee charged. Fees are reduced for pensioner card holders. Full fees are payable on the day of consultation. Cheque, credit card and EFTPOS facilities are available.
Privately Insured Patients: Dr Dowling is a NO-GAP provider, meaning fees relating to endoscopic procedures are charged directly to patient’s Private Health Insurance fund and will not result in an out of pocket expense.
Please note anaesthetic fees associated with endoscopic procedures are billed separately by the attending anaethetist. Information pertaining to anaesthetic fees can be obtained from Geelong Anaesthetic Group (ph: 5222 3500).
Uninsured patients: Patients without Private Health Insurance are provided with details regarding the out of pocket costs relating to any endoscopic procedure prior to the procedure being booked.