Screen for Life
Screen For Life is a partnership between the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, UF Health, the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that seeks to prevent colorectal cancer in vulnerable populations by offering free colonoscopy screenings to qualifying people. UF is one of only three centers in the state selected to provide colonoscopies under the program.
Who is eligible for Screen for Life enrollment?
You may be eligible for free colorectal cancer screening if you meet these requirements:
- Age 50 to 64
- Underinsured or uninsured for colorectal cancer screening
- Household income below 200 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Have not had colorectal cancer
- Do not have symptoms of colorectal cancer
- Do not have rectal bleeding
- Do not have inflammatory bowel disease
- No immediate family members ever had colorectal cancer
What to expect during Screen For Life enrollment
You will be asked to complete a Screen for Life enrollment form to determine if you meet the financial income guidelines. The forms will take about 15 minutes to complete. You may make arrangements to complete an application by calling the Florida Department of Health Screen for Life Program Regional Navigator Jessica Peterson at (352) 334-7945.
Call today to see if you qualify for a free colonoscopy! Enrollment is conducted year-round, and you can find out if you qualify for the program by contacting the Alachua County Department of Health.