Location: Coronation Plaza
Provides colorectal cancer screening to Albertans residing in the Edmonton zone to asymptomatic patients 50 -74 who are medically stable and meet screening eligibility.
FIT positive (stool test indicating microscopic blood is present)
Personal history of polyps or colorectal cancer
Family history in at least one first degree relative (parent, siblings, child) with polyps and / or colorectal cancer
10 years younger than the youngest person in the family diagnosed with colorectal cancer
Rectal bleeding (Bright red blood per rectum) with a negative DRE and in the absence of - unexplained weight loss, change in bowel habits, anemia
Pre-Procedure Consultation appointment (approx 1.5 hours in length)
Follow-up recommendations to both patient and Family Physician
Monday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- BMI > 45
- patients with significant co-morbidities including, but not limited to:
Physician referral is required.
In order to be processed, referrals require the following mandatory components:
Family Physician referral is required followed by patient response to invitation to attend mandatory Pre-Procedure Consultation.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
Once Family Physician makes the referral:
No fee is required for the colonoscopy procedure, however patients must purchase a bowel laxative solution to take prior to the colonoscopy appointment (average cost is $25-40).
Patients may ask their family physicians to provide a prescription for the bowel prep solution. Note that not all insurance companies cover bowel prep within their drug plans.
The SCOPE Program is the Edmonton zone arm of the Provincial Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (ACRCSP) and is affiliated with the Screening for Life Program.