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
  • Have a household income within our guidelines (see table below)

Maximum allowable gross income (Effective Jan 23, 2015: Guidelines change yearly***)

Household Size

Monthly Income ($)

Annual Income ($)

1

2,452

29,425

2

3,319

39,825

3

4,185

50,225

4

5,052

60,625

5

5,919

71,025

6

6,785

81,425

Add for each additional

867

10,404

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.

People who have health insurance including Minnesota Care and Medical Assistance or have Medicare Part B are not eligible for Sage Scopes because those programs cover colorectal screening services. Please contact your health insurance provider directly if you have any questions about coverage.

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, February 04, 2015 at 08:22AM