Sage Scopes Screening Program Eligibility

Men and women may be eligible if they:

  • Are a Minnesota resident
  • Are age 50-64 or are in a group with higher risk for colorectal cancer*
  • Have no insurance or are underinsured**
  • Have a household income within our guidelines (see table below)

Maximum allowable gross income
(Effective Jan 27, 2014: Guidelines change yearly***)

Household Size

Monthly Income ($)

Annual Income ($)

1

2,431

29,175

2

3,277

39,325

3

4,123

49,475

4

4,969

59,625

5

5,815

69,775

6

6,660

79,925

Add for each additional

838

10,050

Self-employed or farmers: use household net income (after business expenses)


*Sage Scopes recognizes that there are some situations where colorectal cancer screening is recommended in younger people. People determined to be at an increased risk due to personal or family history of colorectal cancer or precancerous colorectal polyps, may be eligible to get screened starting at age 40 through Sage Scopes.

**Underinsured includes:

  • Insurance that does not cover screening or insurance with unmet deductibles or copayments
  • People on Medicare where there are uncovered expenses associated with the visit or colonoscopy
  • People that are on Minnesota Care, Medical Assistance, or have Medicare Part B are not eligible for Sage Scopes (because these programs cover screening services)

If you are interested in receiving a free colonoscopy to get screened for colorectal cancer, please call Sage Scopes at 1-888-643-2584 (mention code ScopesWeb) to see if you’re eligible.

Updated Wednesday, 05-Mar-2014 11:25:34 CST