How Much Does a Colonoscopy Cost in Our Office?
(We are probably the most cost efficient GI practice in the Tidewater area)
Most insurance plans in Virginia (including Medicare) cover most or all of the cost of colonoscopy since they consider colonoscopy a screening/preventive procedure. If you have any questions about your coverage, a good place to start would be to ask Lesley or Sharon about it. The best (and most accurate) way to determine if you will have any co-pay or deductible with your colonoscopy is to call your insurance company directly. Center for Health and Cancer Prevention participates with most all of the insurance companies but there are a few which we do not. This is why it is important for you to provide us with accurate and updated information on your insurance plan. With all of the recent changes in healthcare, policies change from year to year (or even more often) and no (2) policies may be exactly the same.
The good news is that Center for Health and Cancer Prevention is one of the lowest cost AAAHC Certified gastroenterology centers in the Tidewater area. In the event you don’t have health insurance coverage, or for some reason are required to have a high deductible plan (HSA), out of pocket total cost for a colonoscopy including the nurse anesthetist is $775, significantly less than virtually every other gastroenterology practice and way below what you would be paying in a hospital outpatient department (this can run in the thousands). One commitment we have always had at Center for Health is to make colonoscopy screening accessible and affordable.
Again, if you have any questions about the possible expense of your colonoscopy, please feel free to ask one of our staff and we will address your concern.