About Sage Screening Programs

Sage Screening Programs are run by the Minnesota Department of Health to help prevent disease and keep Minnesotans healthy. These programs encourage healthy behaviors by providing free screenings for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, and help interested Minnesotans quit smoking. The Sage Programs are working to connect Minnesotans interested in quitting smoking with the QUITPLAN Helpline. All programs cover the entire state of Minnesota. You must meet certain guidelines to be able to participate in each program. Click on a program listed below to learn more.

Sage, the largest program within the Sage Screening Program family, is a breast and cervical cancer screening program. For eligible women, Sage provides free office visits for breast and cervical exams, as well as a screening mammogram and Pap smears. If one of your screening tests shows a problem, Sage covers many diagnostic services and can often cover treatment, if needed. Sage partners with over 400 clinics throughout the state. Call 1-888-6HEALTH to see if you’re eligible and schedule an appointment. Click on the program name for more information or to request a phone call from one of our friendly staff members.

Sage Scopes
Sage Scopes, the newest addition to the Sage Program family, is a free colorectal cancer screening program. It provides free colonoscopies, as well as free prep materials and select related services to eligible men and women. While Sage Scopes accepts patients from across the state, it currently only has screening sites in the Twin Cities and Austin. Please note that Sage Scopes has different eligibility guidelines than other Sage programs, and eligibility guidelines differ between screening sites. Call 1-888-6HEALTH to see if you are eligible.

Updated Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:12PM