Colon cancer is preventable, treatable, beatable.

Colon cancer screenings can prevent cancer from forming and save lives. In fact, colon cancer has a 90% survival rate when it’s detected early. There are different screening options, depending on your risks:
Click Here to Understand Your Risks

For an overview of the colonoscopy procedure see our fact sheet

Scheduling a Screening Colonoscopy has been made easier at these Intermountain locations

  • Alta View Hospital Endoscopy
  • Delta Community Hospital
  • Intermountain Medical Center Endoscopy
  • LDS Hospital Endoscopy
  • Logan Regional Hospital
  • Riverton Hospital Endoscopy
  • Park City Hospital
  • Heber Valley Hospital
  • St. George Regional Hospital

To schedule a screening colonoscopy at these locations:

  1. Fill out the form found at Schedule a Screening Colonoscopy
  2. We'll call you to complete registration
  3. Follow the colonoscopy prep instructions in the email sent to you. See links below for prep instructions for reference:

Video: Standard Colonoscopy Prep

Standard Colonoscopy Preparation Instructions:

After scheduling your colon screening your physician may advise a different preparation, it's important to follow instructions your physician has recommended. These other prep instructions can be found here:

2-Day Colonoscopy Prep Instructions

SuPrep Colonoscopy Prep Instructions

For other Screening Colonoscopy Options

Talk to your primary care provider about scheduling a screening colonoscopy or see our list of Gastroenterology Providers

Average risk: Colonoscopy or FIT test

If you are 45 or older, and you have no family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, talk to your primary care physician and ask them to either place an order for a colonoscopy screening, or order an at-home screening, called a FIT test. (If your FIT test is abnormal, you will need to schedule a colonoscopy.) 

High risk: Colonoscopy recommended

Regardless of your age, if you have a family history of colorectal cancer or precancerous polyps or if you have a personal history of colon polyps, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s, or a personal history of colorectal cancer, you should continue to have colonoscopy exams for screening or surveillance. Please connect with your primary care team or colonoscopy physician to help with a colonoscopy.

Active Gastrointestinal Symptoms or Not Sure 

Talk to your care team If you have questions, or concerns about symptoms such as rectal bleeding, low blood counts (anemia), change is bowel movements, persistent abdominal pain, or unintentional weight loss, please talk to your primary care or gastrointestinal care team about your next steps in care.


Colonoscopy is the most effective method of screening for colon cancer, precancerous growths, and polyps. If an abnormal mass or polyp is identified, your provider will identify the best course of treatment which often includes removing it during the procedure. Finding and removing precancerous growths during colonoscopy can help prevent cancer from developing.

A colonoscopy also helps your doctor see other problems that may be causing abdominal pain, weight loss, rectal bleeding or changes in bowel habits. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your Primary Care Provider or Gastroenterologist directly.

Click here for a list of Gastroenterologists