Colonoscopies cost anywhere between $0 and about $3,000.
If you are private pay, most GI centers will offer a cash discount, but you will need to pay the full amount by the date of service.
If you are under insured or uninsured and live in any of these states, there is financial assistance available.
If you have health insurance that covers all, but a deductible like, say $300, and spend $50 or more a week going out to dinner, movies, etc., you can afford it. Besides, most offices will let you make payments if you need to.
Weigh them out on the money scale…$300-$1,000 for a colonoscopy vs $40,000+ for years of chemotherapy/radiation and let’s not forget the loss of income from time off for fun procedures and treatments~
There are also some first step screenings coming into play that are much cheaper and less invasive, like the COLOGUARD Test, the only FDA-approved test based on stool DNA science, it claims to find 92% of colon cancers and 69% of highest-risk precancers..
Don’t let “I can’t afford a colonoscopy” be your excuse.
What are the warning signs of colorectal cancer?
- Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement).
- Persistent stomach pain, aches, cramps, or bloating that won’t seem go away.
- Losing weight and you don’t know why.
- Extreme fatigue