Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a Clinic appointment?

Call the appointment center at 303-436-4949.

How do I schedule an Endoscopy appointment

You will need a referral from a provider to schedule an appointment with the Gastroenterology Lab. After the referral is approved, a scheduler you will call within 2 weeks to schedule your procedure. If you do not hear from us call us at 303-602-1926 to make your appointment. Procedure and sedation information will be provided to you during scheduling and nurse pre-calls and the information about sedation can be found on our Resources and Education page

Five days before your procedure and nurse will call to review instructions. Preparation can be hard to understand, and if not done right, you will need a second procedure. The best way to get the right information is to speak to a nurse. If you are not available when the nurse calls, we will leave a message, and it will be your responsibility to call the GI Lab at 303-602-1926 to get the preparation instructions. 

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Once your appointment is scheduled, it is your responsibility to complete your procedure. You must give at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. If you do not come to your scheduled appointment or do not give the GI Lab 24 hours notice, you will have limited times and days to re-schedule the procedure. To schedule or cancel your appointment, give us a call at 303-602-1926.

Can I drive after my colonoscopy or endoscopy?

No, you will not be able to drive yourself home after your appointment. You will receive medicine that makes you sleepy during the procedure. You will need to have a responsible adult to take you home after the procedure. If you cannot find a ride or an adult to take you home, please notify the scheduling department. Ride Share companies or taxi’s cannot be used if a designated responsible person is not with you.

Does my insurance cover my procedure?

Before the procedure, Denver Health will contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage. They will contact you regarding copays, deductibles or non-covered charges. Please contact us at 303-602-3466 for information regarding your coverage.

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