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Choosing a Chicago Fertility Clinic

There are seven fertility clinics in Chicago proper, with an additional 19 in the surrounding Chicago area. Chicago has both free-standing clinics and fertility centers affiliated with hospitals. has an extensive database of all fertility clinics in the Chicago area. Simply type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search at the top of every page on the website.

Successful fertility treatment involves a team of professionals that includes doctors, counselors, business/financial advisors, nurses, embryologists, and staff that does and interprets blood and laboratory tests.

Many patients review fertility clinic success rates when deciding what clinic to work with. When reading this information, review the success rates of live births for women your age using your specific treatment procedure, such as IVF or donor egg. Follow this link for Chicago fertility clinic success rates published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you don’t find the information you are looking for, contact the office and arrange a consultation with a staff physician.

What to Look for in a Fertility Clinic
Arrange a meeting with a physician and discuss treatment philosophy and your medical history. Observe the atmosphere in the office, how staff relates to patients, and the variety of services available. Bring your medical records to the clinic. That will save time and prevent unnecessary medical procedures. It also gives the physician invaluable baseline medical data.

Geographical distance may be an issue if you have to go to a clinic several times a week, which some treatments require. Some Chicago fertility clinics have satellite programs that may be close to you.