Open Access Colonoscopy

Open Access Colonoscopy is a service we provide that allows healthy, age-appropriate patients to easily schedule a colonoscopy, usually without a pre-procedure visit. .

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 prior to the procedure.

The physician will have very limited time to discuss past medical history or ongoing problems at the time of the Open Access procedure. If you have underlying abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, or any other gastrointestinal issues, an Open Access Colonoscopy may not be the best initial examination for you. To ensure the highest quality care, we request individuals with these issues schedule a regular clinic visit prior to any procedure.

If you are in good health and wish to proceed to scheduling your procedure, please complete and submit the Open Access request form. Once submitted, you will receive and email within two to three business days by our staff to include information about the procedure and a link to complete a medical history.

A nurse will review your history then contact you to schedule the procedure and send you the proper bowel preparation instructions.

Open Access Colonoscopy

By completing this Open Access request form, your information will be sent to Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital. This form should never be used for medical emergencies or time-sensitive issues.