Open Access Colonoscopy
Open Access Colonoscopy is a service that allows healthy, age-appropriate patients to easily schedule a colonoscopy, usually without a pre-procedure appointment with the physician. Colonoscopy is advised for all average-risk patients, age 50 and older, as a method of colon cancer screening. Patients with significant illnesses (poorly controlled diabetes, significant cardiac disease, severe breathing problems, kidney problems) are advised to schedule a consultation with the physician prior to the procedure. If you have underlying abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, or any other gastrointestinal issues, and Open Access Colonoscopy may not be the best initial examination for you.
To ensure the highest quality of care, we request individuals with these issues to schedule a regular physician visit prior to any procedure.
If you are in good health and wish to proceed to scheduling your procedure, please contact your physician’s office and request an Open Access Colonoscopy form. Once submitted, you will be contacted by the physician’s staff to review your history, obtain a prescription for the bowel preparation, and receive final instructions for your colonoscopy.