Screenings for colon cancer are an important aspect of preventative healthcare. If you don’t have health insurance, there are still ways to acquire this life-saving screening at a low cost:
- Compare colonoscopy costs in your area.
ColoscopyAssist is a service that provides low-cost colonoscopies in 35 U.S. states. One may be near you.
- Learn about financial assistance from the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
- Instead of going to the hospital, go to a less expensive ambulatory surgery center.
- Inquire about a self-pay discount and payment plan with your gastroenterologist.
Colonoscopies can cost as much as $3,000—even with conventional healthcare coverage. But you may cut your costs to as low as $1,000 by shopping around.
Although a colonoscopy may appear to be expensive, most people only need one every 10 years. And the financial cost of a colonoscopy is insignificant when compared to the potential financial and emotional impact of colon cancer treatment.