Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Logo, CRC Logo

The Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program provides colorectal cancer screening services in limited areas to eligible men and women:

  • Aged 50-64 years
  • Low income (<= 250% of the Federal Poverty Level)
  • Who have no symptoms
  • Who are underinsured or uninsured

Screening Tests Offered

  • Colonoscopy for Average and Increased-risk clients
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) - an at home stool test option for Average-risk clients
    • Eligible clients who might have high out-of-pocket costs for colorectal cancer screening may be eligible for MCRCEDP.
    • Clients who are currently not insured by the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) are eligible for the MCRCEDP.


  • Average-Risk Clients will be screened by colonoscopy or choose an at-home stool test (FIT).
    • Clients with a positive (+) FIT found through the MCRCEDP will be referred for a follow-up colonoscopy.
    • Average-risk clients with a positive (+) FIT result obtained from outside the program, may be eligible for program services.  Contact an agency for additional details
  • Increased-Risk Clients will be screened by colonoscopy.
  • High-Risk Clients are Not Eligible for the MCRCEDP. This includes men and women with:
    • Significant ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms.
    • Genetic, clinical or family history that places them at high-risk for colorectal cancer.


Contact these agencies for MCRCEDP enrollment:

  • District Health Department #10: (231) 316-8554 (Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Mason, Manistee, Mecosta, Montcalm, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford Counties)

  • Huron County Health Department:(989) 269-3323 (Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair, and Tuscola Counties)

  • Health Department of Northwest Michigan:(231) 547-7677 (Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Otsego Counties)

  • Grand River Gastroenterology: (616) 752-5297 (Grand Rapids/surrounding area, Kent County)

  • Integrated Health Partners:  (269) 425-7135 (Calhoun County)

  • Karmanos Cancer Institute & ACCESS Community Health Center:(313) 216-2206 or (248) 304-2301(Macomb, Oakland & Wayne Counties)


Cancer Resources

  • Colorectal Cancer Navigation - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has developed a guide to navigation utilizing evidence-based strategies in colorectal cancer screening.  Several MCC member organizations are highlighted in this document focusing on different aspects of screening navigation.  The intended outcome is to disseminate evidence‐based strategies and interventions which could be implemented by providers to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
  • Clinical Protocol for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer