Iowa Get Screened

The Iowa Get Screened: Colorectal Cancer Program provides education and awareness of colorectal cancer to all Iowans. Through the colorectal cancer program, eligible Iowans can receive direct screenings and reduce their risk for colorectal cancer. The program was established in 2009 funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the incidence, mortality rate, and prevalence of colorectal cancer in Iowa. Implementation of this program encourages system changes across Iowa to increase colorectal cancer screening rates from 64% to 80% by 2014.
Iowa Get Screened
Enrollment Eligibility

You may enroll for services if you:

  • Iowa resident
  • Age 50 to 64 years
  • Uninsured or Underinsured
  • 250% below the poverty line (Income Guidelines)
  • At an average or increased risk for colorectal cancer
  • Not experiencing: Ongoing rectal bleeding, prolonged changes in bowel habits, persistent abdominal pain, recurring symptoms of bowel obstruction or significant unintentional weight loss
  • Have not been diagnosed with: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or inflammatory bowel disease
Program Enrollment

For any questions regarding your eligibility or any other programs that may be available to you, please contact Cindy Fiester at:

501 13th St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
1.800.369.2229 or 1.800.735.2942 (V/TTY)

Additional Resources

American Cancer Society: What is Colorectal Cancer?
Colon Cancer
Iowa Free/Low-Cost Colorectal Screening Locations 
IDPH - Iowa Get Screened