How can I obtain a colonoscopy without a health plan?

This question was asked in East Massapequa, New York on 03/08/2012.
I am trying to find where my son, who is 49, can obtain a free colonoscopy as he has no Health Plan.

Doctors Answers (3)

Dr. Rick Shacket
Answered on: 3/9/2012 5

Although I often offer free initial exams to indigent patients, colonoscopy exams are never given away as free services. Colonoscopy exams are expensive and require the services of secondary medical providers (anesthesiologists & hospitals). To get a free colonoscopy, you will need free medicaid insurance. Or you can seek the assistance from local charitable organizations in your area.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 3/9/2012 5

I do not know of anyone doing free colonoscopies. I would contact your local free clinic to ask.

Eric Hill, M.D.
Answered on: 3/9/2012 4

You can either pay cash or speak to your local charity hospital system.