How to Schedule a Colonoscopy
Prior to your colonoscopy, you must be seen by a gastroenterologist who will:
- Perform a physical exam
- Review your medical history
- Explain how to prepare for your procedure
- Schedule your colonoscopy
Colonoscopies are covered by all insurers; however, coverage varies based on your individual plan. Always check with your insurance provider to confirm your specific benefits.
See your primary care physician (PCP) for a referral to a gastroenterologist. If you need a PCP, visit www.virginiahospitalcenter.com, click on “Find A Doctor” and select Primary Care, Family Practice or Internal Medicine from the Select Specialty drop-down box. Our Primary Care practices are currently accepting new patients.
You can either schedule an appointment directly with a gastroenterologist without a referral or ask your PCP for a recommendation.
You may schedule an appointment directly with a gastroenterologist. If you’re covered under a Medicare Advantage Plan, you will need to select a gastroenterologist from your plan’s network.