Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.  Early stage colorectal cancer is often prevented and detected through screenings. The State Health Plan covers the cost for both diagnostic and routine screenings for State Health Plan-primary members. Routine screenings are covered based on age ranges recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Eligible members can also opt for a take at home test. Visit your qualified network provider to find out which screening option is best for you.

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Take at home tests include the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Covered benefits include a generic prep kit, pre-surgical consultation, the procedure and anesthesia. If you choose a non-generic prep kit, extra charges will apply. Any associated lab work as a result of the screening may be subject to patient liability.