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Health Services

Are you age 50 or above?

Beginning at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these five screening options: African American men/women should begin at age 45.


  • Fecal occult blood test; all positive tests should be followed by a colonoscopy.

Every 5 Years

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Double-contrast barium enema

Every 5-10 Years

  • Colonoscopy

Individuals should start screening earlier or have screening more often if they have any of the following colon cancer risk factors: a strong family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, meaning a parent, sibling or child who developed cancer or polyps younger than age 60; families with hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes; a personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps; or a personal history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Contact Us

Tripler Central Appointment Line

(888) 683-2778 (APPT)

Nurse Advice Line

1-800-TRICARE, option #1

Gastroenterology Clinic

Phone number: (808) 433-6531
Fax number: (808) 433-2707

Hours of Operations: 

Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed

How to make an appointment  

Call main Specialties Clinic phone number: (808) 433-6531

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.