Visiting with a financial counselor at a fertility clinic can be a very overwhelming experience. With so many different factors playing a part: insurance coverage, payment options, treatment packages, and the fear of the unknown, there is no wonder your head is spinning. The process can be managed more easily if you know the right questions to ask. Below you will find the top three questions to ask during your financial consult and why they are important to get answered.
On February 11, 2015, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015. Among other notable measures, it would allow the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to provide fertility treatment to service men and women, veterans and their spouses who have suffered severe war injuries.
The total out of pocket cost for my first IVF was a whopping $17,000, a portion of which we financed. The disappointment of my negative pregnancy test was amplified by the fact that we did not have any embryos left to freeze. I was crushed knowing that it would be at least six months before we could afford to do it again.
Cost of IVF is the number one reason patients travel from the U.S. to other countries for the fertility treatment. Many fertility clinics offer travel packages that include transportation, accommodations and even mind-body therapies and acupuncture. That all-inclusive price plus the cost of IVF may be lower than the price of an IVF cycle near you. That, and the lure of fertility treatment in a desirable or exotic location may be appealing. But is it right for you?
Fertility treatments can be expensive, and that cost can be a major source of stress for couples beginning the process. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine estimates that the average cost of an IVF cycle is over $12,000. While that may seem high enough on its own, it’s important to recognize that the price of successful IVF is often much higher, since more than one cycle is usually necessary.
Dr. Tinina Cade has the distinction of being the oldest women to deliver triplets at the time her grandchildren were born. Dr. Cade was 55, and she was the surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Camille and Jason Hammond who struggled with infertility for five years. It seems that help in building their family has inspired the Hammonds to “pay it forward.”
Going through fertility treatments can be an emotionally challenging time, due in part to the financial concerns that worry many patients. Fertility treatments can be expensive, but there are some discount programs out there that can help you save.
There’s no sugarcoating it—fertility treatments can be expensive! It’s no surprise that money worries are a top concern of IVF patients. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine estimates that the average cost for just one IVF cycle is over $12,000. And the cost can add up quickly, since most patients require more than one attempt to achieve a successful pregnancy.
Going through fertility treatments can be stressful, and not just because of the physical toll. The financial burden weighs heavily on many patients as well. Yes, fertility treatments can be expensive, but there are a couple new discount programs that can help you afford your procedures.
Financial concerns are a major stressor for infertility patients. And for good reason—fertility treatment costs can add up quickly!
In fact, the average cost of an IVF cycle is over $12,000, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. While fertility clinics in locations with higher costs of living may be driving up the average, it’s still important to understand that costs can grow since more than one cycle is often necessary.