SCREENING & OPEN
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America. A colonoscopy is an excellent means by which to detect problems before cancer develops. The American Cancer Society recommends regular screening by colonoscopy beginning at age 50. If you have a family history of colon cancer or if you are African American the recommendation is to start screening at age 40.
A colonoscopy is a safe, outpatient procedure that takes approximately 15-30 minutes and could save your life. We now offer Open Access, a quick and easy way for you to schedule your colonoscopy screening.
COLONOSCOPY SCREENING BY OPEN ACCESS
We are pleased to introduce Colonoscopy Screening by Open Access. Using Open Access allows you to schedule your Colon Cancer Screening without a pre-procedure office visit, saving you time and money, but most importantly it saves lives.
Open Access is for healthy adults, 75 years of age or younger who have no significant gastrointestinal symptoms. To participate in the Open Access program you will be asked to answer a brief Health Assessment Questionnaire To schedule, simply call us at (864) 678-8191 or complete our form and either mail or fax it to our office. Once we receive your information we will contact you to set up your procedure. Download our form below or pick up a copy at any of our office locations.
SCHEDULE WITH OPEN ACCESS
To provide your information and schedule over the phone, please call us at (864) 678-8191. Otherwise, complete the following steps:
Step 1 – Download and print Open Access form. You would need to have your insurance information available as well as any medications you are presently taking. If there are medical concerns identified by the Health Assessment Questionnaire you may need a preliminary appointment.
|Download Open Access Form|
Step 2 – Complete and mail form to the address below -OR- fax to our office
Open Access Program
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
200 Patewood Drive, Suite B200
Greenville, SC 29615
Fax - (864) 451-5187
Step 3 – Wait for our call
Once we receive your information, we will contact you to set up your procedure date. Please allow 5-7 business days for postmarked mail, 2-3 business days for faxed forms.
Our schedulers are available Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon via phone @ (864) 678-8191 or via fax @ (864) 451-5187.
Thank you for allowing us to participate in your gastroenterology care. We look forward to serving you.