Free colon cancer screenings offered by Black Hawk County Health Department

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Thanks to the Black Hawk County Health Department and Iowa Department of Health, many Iowans can get screened for colon cancer for free through the Iowa Get Screened program.

Regular screening is important in reducing the risk of colon cancer.  The program is offering the screening tests to people between 50 and 75-years-old.  Other requirements are:

  • Person must live in Black Hawk County or surrounding counties.
  • Person must have no insurance or have a high deductible/co-pay on insurance.
  • Person must meet income guidelines (Household of 2 can make up to $49,390/net per year).
  • Person must not be experiencing symptoms of colon cancer.

Interested in getting the screening done?  Call 319-292-2225 to see if you’re eligible.  Those eligible will be given a colonoscopy or a take-home stool test.

Learn more about the Iowa Get Screened program by clicking here.

Abby Turpin

Abby Turpin

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