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Health Tradition offers Cologuard®Colon Health

At-home colorectal screening option for members 45 to 75 years.

 

Talk to your healthcare provider today about using Cologuard as your colorectal screening option. Your doctor must write you a prescription for your Cologuard screening test.

Cologuard is FREE to eligible* Health Tradition members. And when using Cologuard, there is no special prep required, no need for time off from work, no changes to your diet or medication—and the test is delivered to you. 

*Based on health history, not all members may be appropriate candidates for Cologuard. Talk to your doctor for more


 

To receive a Cologuard test, follow these easy steps:

  • Start by talking to your healthcare provider. It’s only available by prescription, so once your provider orders the kit, it’s shipped right to your home.
  • Using the test is easy and requires only one stool sample. Cologuard uses advanced technology to find abnormal DNA and blood in your stool, which could be associated with cancer or precancer.
  • Send your Cologuard kit to the lab with the prepaid and pre-addressed UPS label provided. Once the kit has been returned and processed, the lab will contact your doctor, who will follow up with you to discuss the results.

 

The Cologuard advantage

PRIVATE & NONINVASIVE. 
Screen for colorectal cancer from
the comfort of your home.

EFFECTIVE.
Detects altered DNA and blood in your stool,
which could be associated with cancer or precancer.

NO COST. 
Cologuard is offered for FREE to eligible
Health Tradition members ages 45 to 75*.

CONVENIENT. 
Screening kit is sent to, and picked up from,
your home. No need for time off of work. 

 

*Based on health history, not all members may be appropriate candidates for Cologuard. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Members who use Cologuard will also receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

 


COLOGUARD FAQs

Who is eligible for Cologuard?

  • Health Tradition members who are 45 to 75 years of age are eligible for Cologuard. Cologuard may not be appropriate for everyone based on specific health factors or conditions. Talk to your doctor to see if Cologuard is right for you. Health Tradition must be your primary insurance.

How often can I receive a colorectal screening?

  • Colorectal screening is a covered preventive service. The frequency of recommended screenings varies based on the type of screening (every three (3) years for Cologuard or every 10 years for in-person Colonoscopy). Ask your doctor if Cologuard is appropriate for your preventive screening.

What if results show DNA associated with cancerous growth?

  • If you need a follow-up colonoscopy following the Cologuard screening, that will also be covered as a preventive benefit.
 
Have Questions? Our Health Tradition Customer Service Team is available to talk Cologuard from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.