Colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
Our Open Access Colonoscopy Screening Program provides an alternative way
for eligible patients to schedule a screening colonoscopy:
- Healthy individuals, aged 50 and older, who qualify for the program may
schedule a screening colonoscopy procedure on their own - with no need
to visit a physician first.
- The program is ideal for patients with busy lifestyles because it lets
you control your scheduling options.
About the Open Access Colonoscopy Screening Program
Southwest General now offers an Open Access Colonoscopy Screening Program,
which makes scheduling of screening colonoscopies easier. The program
provides the option for eligible patients to skip the pre-colonoscopy
doctor’s visit and directly schedule the procedure. To determine
eligibility, patients are required to fill out an online application that
contains a medical history questionnaire before being scheduled.
Our team will review applications daily and call within two business days
to let patients know if they qualify for the Open Access Colonoscopy Screening
Program. If you qualify, you will be scheduled with our next available
physician for your screening colonoscopy.
Healthy individuals who are aged 50 or older and need a routine screening
colonoscopy are excellent candidates for the Open Access Colonoscopy Screening
Program. Those who are experiencing digestive health issues will be asked
to schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist prior to scheduling
a colonoscopy and are not candidates for the Open Access Colonoscopy Screening Program.
One important benefit of the program is that it can be ideal for busy lifestyles
because you control your scheduling options without having to see a physician first.
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