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Mountain View Hospital provides full endoscopy services for patients concerned with the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum, gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. We regularly perform colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer and/or remove polyps and perform upper endoscopies to provide treatment for ulcers, stomach issues, and heartburn. We provide inpatient and outpatient services in addition to all endoscopic, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. And we are always updating our knowledge and equipment to provide you with the latest technology and procedures to relieve pain and save lives.


Open Access
Screening Colonoscopy

One Procedure. One Appointment.

Open Access Screening Colonoscopy program was designed to streamline screening colonoscopies, if you meet the qualifying medical requirements* you can eliminate an unnecessary appointment and a trip to the pharmacy.

As long as the colonoscopy is clear, with no complications, no other appointments are necessary.

Open Access - Saves you time and money

  • One clinical appointment with your Primary Care Provider before your screening colonoscopy.
  • Bowl prep provided via your Primary Care Provider during your yearly wellness appointment. This saves you a trip to the pharmacy.
  • Colonoscopies performed by many of the Southeast Idaho’s Gastroenterologists and General Surgeons.
  • Covered by most insurance companies under wellness benefits (please check with your insurance to see if it covers screening colonoscopies).

*Screening questions to qualify you for Open Access Screening Colonoscopy:

  • Between the ages of 14 and 80 years old
  • No history of Congestive Heart Failure
  • No Heart attacks or chest pain within the last 12 months
  • No Pulmonary Hypertension
  • No history of COPD
  • No Active Asthma
  • No Dysphagia
  • No Bleeding Disorders
  • No Anemia
  • No Rectal Bleeding and/or Black Stools
  • No Liver Cirrhosis
  • No Severe Chronic Medical Illness
  • No Abdominal Pain
  • No Diarrhea
  • No Vomiting

Please note: If you cannot check each box you may need to schedule a diagnostic colonoscopy. Your Provider Care Provider will advise you on your individual needs.

Bowel Prep Preparations & Instructions (English)

Bowel Prep Preparations & Instructions (Spanish)

Providers Participating in Mountain View Hospital's
Open Access Screening Colonoscopy Program

Idaho Falls Surgical Specialists Providers

  • Eric Baird, MD
  • David Chamberlain, DO
  • Brodi Smith, DO
  • Michael Cross, MD

Grand Teton Gastroenterology Providers

  • Clint Behrend, MD
  • Larry Evans, DO
  • Paul Hendrix, MD
  • Ned Warner, DO
  • Todd Williams, MD
  • Michael Richins, DO

BMC General Surgery

  • Brett McBride, DO

Want to find out more?

An order is necessary. Ask your Primary Care Provider (PCP), ask them if MVH's Open Access Screening Colonoscopy Program is right for you.

Endoscopy Department
Phone: (208) 557-2768
Fax: (208) 557-2739