Affordability for Colon Cancer Screening

Fact is, most insurance plans cover it.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010, most insurance plans must cover screening for colorectal cancer. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get screened at no cost to you.

  • Medicaid plans are not required to cover colorectal cancer screenings if you do not have symptoms, so coverage varies by state. Check if your state provides Medicaid coverage for colorectal cancer screenings.
  • If you don’t have insurance, you can still get important screening tests for a small fee or free of charge. To learn more, find a health center near you.   
  • Medicare plans are required to offer colorectal cancer screenings (both colonoscopies and fecal occult blood tests) free of charge. Find out more about your Medicare coverage for different cancer screening tests.