Scheduling a colonoscopy at UCLA


To schedule a colonoscopy, your doctor will need to first place a referral for the procedure. You will likely need to make an appointment with your primary care doctor so that he or she can determine if you need a colonoscopy and order the procedure if appropriate.

A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions of the gastrointestinal system and is trained to perform colonoscopies. In many cases, it is not necessary to see a gastroenterologist in clinic before scheduling a colonoscopy. Your primary care doctor can tell you about the procedure and everything you need to know to prepare for colonoscopy.

To schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor

  • Existing Patients: If you already have a UCLA Health primary care doctor, please call your doctor’s office to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online through your myUCLAhealth portal at
  • New Patients: If you do not have a primary care provider at UCLA Health and need help finding a physician who is right for you, please call our Physician Referral Service at (800) UCLA-MD1 or 310-825-2631.

To schedule a colonoscopy procedure once your doctor has placed an order for you

  • Please call our Patient Communication Center (PCC) at 310-825-7540. Once the colonoscopy has been requested by your physician, the PCC may also try to call you to schedule the procedure.