Are there programs available for free or discounted colonoscopies?

This question was asked in Lake White, Ohio on 01/30/2012.
I currently do not have insurance and am over the age of 50. I'm looking for a way to be able to have a colonoscopy without a tremendous debt being incurred.

Doctors Answers (2)

David Myles Nolan
Answered on: 1/31/2012

Public or county health programs could be a low cost or no cost alternative. Unfortunately I am unaware of charitable foundations that accommodate free colonoscopies.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 1/30/2012

Many gastroenterologists will charge a flat fee for uninsured patients. Call some of the gastroenterologists in your area to get prices.