Together with the results, you will receive an invitation for an admission appointment about the follow-up consultation at the hospital. If you wish to change or cancel this appointment, you can do so via My Health Screening . You will need your DigiD to log in. You can also contact the information line to make an appointment.
The hospital will need your medical details but does not receive these automatically. That is why you should contact your GP to request your medical details. Please take these details with you to the hospital. If you have any other questions about the result you can ask your GP. If you informed us of your GP’s details before you sent the test, then the GP will already have received the results from us.
The follow-up consultation is comprised of two parts: an admission appointment and a colonoscopy of the large intestine. This means that you will need to go to the hospital twice.
The first time you go will be for the admission appointment. You will discuss such things as your other medical details. The doctor or nurse will ask you if cancer is prevalent in your family. During the consultation the doctor or nurse will discuss whether a colonoscopy is possible and useful. This depends on your health.
The second time you will have a colonoscopy to examine inside your large intestine. The doctor will use a small camera to see whether there are polyps in your large intestine. If there are polyps, these will be removed immediately, where possible. The colonoscopy will take around 30 to 45 minutes.
The costs of the follow-up consultation
The intake interview and colonoscopy are not part of the health screening. The costs of this are covered by your health insurance. Your insurer may not have a contract with the hospital with which you have an appointment. In that case, your health insurer will not reimburse all costs. Do you have questions about the reimbursement of costs? Please contact your health insurer before going to the appointment.
After the follow-up consultation
If nothing is found in the follow-up consultation, we will invite you again for the health screening after ten years. If polyps are found, the doctor decides whether you must remain under supervision. If not, we will invite you again for the health screening after ten years. If you do remain under supervision for some time, you will return to the health screening ten years after your last control colonoscopy. You will only return to the health screening if you are not older than 75 after the specified period.
Was bowel cancer found in your follow-up examination? Then the doctor will discuss the treatment with you. After the treatment you will remain under supervision in the hospital.
Are you not going to the intake or are you canceling the colonoscopy? Then you will receive a new invitation (with stool test) for the health screening two years after the unfavorable result.
Frequently asked questions
Can I have the follow-up consultation at a different hospital/ time?
How much does the follow-up consultation cost?
The admission appointment and the colonoscopy are not part of the health screening. The costs relating to this examination fall under your health insurance. Your insurance may not have a contract with the hospital with which you have an appointment. In such cases, your health insurer will not cover all the costs. If you have any questions about reimbursement of the costs, please contact your health insurer before attending the appointment.