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How Can I Save on The Cost of Fertility Drug Medications?
We’re not going to sugarcoat it—fertility medications can get pretty pricey. If your insurance plan doesn't offer any coverage, just one course of injectable fertility drugs can set you back thousands of dollars. Thankfully, there are some services out there that can help you get discounts on your fertility medications to help you reduce the cost.
Before you resign yourself to paying full price for your fertility medications, check out these potential options:
Go right to the drug company
Many drug companies offer aid for patients who may have difficulty paying for their fertility meds. For instance, EMD Serono gives discounts for patients who self-pay, as well as those with insurance. For patients paying out-of-pocket, EMD Serono offers rebates for the purchase of drugs such as Gonal-f, Ovidrel, and Cetrotide. If you have an applicable insurance plan, you can save up to $200 on your out-of-pocket costs on Gonal-f with their Co-Pay Savings Card.
Ferring can help you save with its Heart+ card, a program that offers cash-paying customers savings on drugs like Bravelle, Endometrin, or Novarel. Insured patients can save up to $500 on each prescription for Bravelle.
…Or try the pharmacy
Specialty pharmacies often offer discounts, and provide other services as well, such as 24/7 phone support, insurance verification and overnight shipping.
Another option is to enroll in a program called DesignRx. By partnering with a list of specialty pharmacies across the country, this program can save you 15 to 30% on specialty medications, such as Crinone, Follistim, or Pregnyl.
Walgreen’s also offers a service (along with the New Life Agency) called the Fertility Pharmacy Card. This cash-only service program gives significant discounts on fertility meds for you, as well as your egg donor or surrogate if necessary.
If you want a community to commiserate with on the prices of these drugs—or if you want to share any savings tips of your own—be sure to stop by FertileThoughts and check out the following forums: