About the Sage Screening Program
The Sage Screening Program is a family of programs 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, as well as free services to improve cardiovascular health 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.
SagePlus is a heart-health program for women who participate in Sage. SagePlus provides eligible women with free services including tests for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index, life-style coaching on topics such as diet, exercise and smoking cessation, as well as a monthly newsletter and fun programs with prizes to encourage you to exercise more and eat healthier. Ask about SagePlus when you’re scheduling an appointment with Sage. SagePlus services are available at a limited number of clinics throughout the state.
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 Bemidji. 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’re eligible. Click on the program name for information or to request a phone call from one of our friendly staff members.