Your colonoscopy may be covered for free or at a reduced cost as a “high risk colon cancer screening,” because with a family history, you may need to get screened earlier than age 45. Find a qualified gastroenterologist in your area who can help you find out if you qualify. Also, some insurance providers now waive deductible and co-insurance for anesthesia.
*Some private health insurance providers cover the cost of a screening colonoscopy as part of preventative healthcare. Contact your health insurance provider to verify your coverage and any conditions that may apply.