There is no question that the cost of fertility treatment is high, and now many fertility clinics are recognizing the needs of patients by altering fee structurs and offering patients more affordable options.
Servy Massey Fertility Institute, an Atlanta, GA, fertility clinic, offers patients in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted hatching at a reduced price of less than $7,000 (not including fertility drugs). Fertilitiy Centers of New England, with multiple locations in and around Boston, MA, offers a program called "IVF Assist," which costs $6,800 per cycle (not including medications) and includes ICSI. In addition, if a pregnancy does not occur after two cycles, the third cycle is free.
For patients needing IVF with egg donation or surrogacy, CT Fertility in Connecticut and New York, has announced changes to its pricing structure for 2013. The fertility clinic has reduced its fees by 15 percent and is offering several new lower-cost shared egg donation plans and several new unlimited cycle packages for IVF and surrogacy.
“We definitely understand the need for both certainty and affordability with IVF, egg donation and surrogacy, so we have added a new unlimited comprehensive IVF package for about the same price of last year’s standard single-cycle option,” says Michael Doyle, M.D., the fertility clinic’s medical director.
Some of the lower-cost programs offered by CT Fertility include The Limited Share Program in which clients would receive five fresh eggs from a donor ($19,500) or The Limited Egg Bank Program where clients would receive five frozen eggs from a donor ($15,500). The most affordable option is the Embryo Donation program ($9,900) for clients who are open to receiving two embryos donated by other families from their previous IVF cycles.
January 23, 2013
Posted by Leigh Ann Woodruff