Health Care Professionals


Your Role in Ontario's Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Primary Care Physicians

As a primary care physician you are the first point of access for offering screening to average risk individuals ages 50 to 74, as well as identifying patients at increased risk and referring these patients for colonoscopy. Your role in the ColonCancerCheck program includes:

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Nurse Practitioners

As a Nurse Practitioner in a primary care setting you can play an active role in the ColonCancerCheck program by:

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Registered Nurses

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As a pharmacist, you can help Ontarians who do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner to be screened for colorectal cancer by:

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Specialists, including gastroenterologists and general surgeons are responsible for:

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Community Laboratories

Ontario’s community laboratories play an important role in supporting increased screening rates under the ColonCancerCheck program by:

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For More Information

For more information about ColonCancerCheck, call ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-866-410-5853.
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
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