At Gastroenterology Associates, your health is our priority.  We are committed to the highest safety standards for our patients and community.

COVID-19 Update: We have reopened our Endoscopy Center & Office in a limited capacity and are taking extra precautions for the safety of our patients and staff. We are continuing to adhere to our strict infectious disease prevention protocols and following CDC guidelines. We are closely monitoring all updates in relation to identification and management of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Our team members are taking extra steps to keep you safe from COVID-19 while you are here.

  • Screenings: All patients and team members receive a temperature screening prior to entering the endoscopy center or clinic.
  • Clean facilities: We are disinfecting public areas and removing all materials from our waiting areas that cannot be disinfected.
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE): All team members are required to wear appropriate PPE, such as masks and gloves.
  • Masks for patients: All patients are asked to wear a mask or facial cloth over their face while in the endoscopy center or clinic to reduce the spread of infection.
  • Visitors: If you bring someone with you for your appointment we ask that they wait in the car.
  • Social Distancing: Appointments will be managed to allow social distancing between patients. This may mean fewer time options for scheduling your appointment or procedure.

Our “virtual” office is OPEN through Telehealth visits through ZOOM.  This allows patients to “visit” with the doctor with or without video, which is currently covered by most insurances. It’s simpler than you think. Your doctor will determine if a telehealth visit is appropriate for you. Please call our office if you wish to set up a traditional office or Telehealth visit. We continue to be available 24/7 for emergencies and inpatients at Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. We will support our patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will update you as our status changes over the upcoming weeks and months.

A video for installing Zoom can be viewed here.

BCBS Specialty Co-Pay Plan

SPECIALTY CO-PAY PLAN

Significant Savings For You

We are proud to offer a Specialty Co-Pay Option for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina members. If you are a Blue Care, Blue Options or Blue Advantage co-pay plan member, you pay only a specialty co-pay fee for our office-based colonoscopy procedures.  This means lower out-of-pocket costs for BCBSNC co-pay plan members and improved access to our award-winning facility.

SUPERIOR QUALITY. EXCELLENT CARE.

We are committed to provide excellent care from the minute you walk through the door, during your appointment or procedure, and afterwards for your continued health care. Rest assured that you are in good hands. 

  • Expert, compassionate care by eight board certified GI specialists
  • Superior endoscopy quality that exceeds the highest national benchmarks
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC)
  • Recognized for outstanding quality measures by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 
  • Licensed by Medicare and the State of North Carolina

AN IMPORTANT NOTE

Sedation is not always covered under the office-based colonoscopy agreement. We will always inform you of sedation options and costs before your procedure. If you have questions, please let us know. We are here to help.

For appointments and questions:
Call:   (828) 328-3300