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Old 05-06-2007, 08:24 PM
 
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Anybody have a ballpark range of how much either a colonoscopy or a mammogram is if you don't have insurance? My mom's insurance has a $6000 deductible so this is all out of pocket for her. I've been trying to get her to do these tests for years but you know how parents are. I'm so worried that I'm just thinking about paying it for her so she'll get it done. She lives in Texas if that matters. Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:38 PM
 
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Both are low to no cost if you go through your local public health department. Call them fjirst for programs offered in your area.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:46 PM
 
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She may not qualify with her income but I'll definitely look into it. Thank you.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:54 PM
 
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Well my sister-in-law lives in Texas I can ask her what they charge there. You will find different answers in each state as the cost of living of an area greatly affects what people charge for services. Here a mammogram (I just did mine) is $350 and a colonoscopy (did this three years ago) is $2400 (you need to be sedated so that is with the anesthesiologist fee). But it may be less in Texas. Even if you have to pay out of pocket though the health department is always less because the programs are subsidized by the state. So check that first. Good luck!
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:57 PM
 
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Holy-moly $2400?! All right, priorty 1: find health department!

Thanks for the 411!
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:32 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Anybody have a ballpark range of how much either a colonoscopy or a mammogram is if you don't have insurance? My mom's insurance has a $6000 deductible so this is all out of pocket for her. I've been trying to get her to do these tests for years but you know how parents are. I'm so worried that I'm just thinking about paying it for her so she'll get it done. She lives in Texas if that matters. Thanks!
also... hospital have it where every so often they will do a mammo for 20 bucks, here in VA anyway... they normally post it in the paper, but you can call the local hosp,
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:37 AM
 
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colonoscopy is about $800...in NC anyway.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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In November it will be 3 years that I had a colonoscopy. Mine came out to about $4,000. Mammos are about 750 or so. I'm in Miami.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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I doubt that the cost for either or both procedures are uniform (the same throughout the country, or even within a given city) so I suggest you call the local hospital, clinic or testing site and ask them what the cost would be at their facility.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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I doubt that the cost for either or both procedures are uniform (the same throughout the country, or even within a given city) so I suggest you call the local hospital, clinic or testing site and ask them what the cost would be at their facility.
Prices vary all over the place.
Mine was at a hospital/outpatient setting but you can have colonoscopies done in a physician's office or Ambulatory Care Center. Hospitals are the most expensive for ANYTHING.

Do you have insurance? You need to see about participating hospitals and physicians if so.
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