Scopes Colorectal Cancer Screening Program - Minnesota Department of Health

Scopes Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

For men and women

  • Stool test – testing the stool (feces) for signs that cancer may be present. These tests are less invasive and easier to have done, but they are less likely to detect polyps.
  • Colonoscopy – a procedure where a doctor uses a long, thin tube with a small camera on the end to view your lower intestine. Colonoscopy is a powerful tool to prevent colorectal cancer. It allows your provider to find and remove any polyps before they turn into colorectal cancer.


  • Ages 50 to 64
  • Uninsured
  • Income within program guidelines

Screening, diagnostic and supportive services

  • Bowel prep kit
  • Screening colonoscopy
  • Follow-up tests for patients with abnormal screening results
  • Interpreters for patients who do not speak English

    Schedule a screening

    If you are interested in or have questions call Sage at 1-888-643-2584 to see if you are eligible. You can also visit Appointment Scheduling for the Sage Screening Program, fill out the form and one of our staff will contact you.

Income Eligibility

Household Size

Monthly Income

Yearly Income



















Add for each additional



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

Maximum allowable gross income (Effective January 1, 2019: Guidelines change yearly**)

Clinic Forms and Outreach Materials For Providers

Clinics participating in Sage Scopes may order Clinical Forms and Outreach Materials free of charge by completing and submitting the attached form. Sage Scopes Clinical Forms and Outreach Materials Order Form