One of the largest concerns for couples facing fertility treatment to start a family is the cost of IVF. For those with little or no insurance coverage for fertility care, the cost of IVF can make starting a family seem out of reach. Understanding what determines the cost of IVF can help you plan for medical expenses.
- Antral follicle count which is used to determine a woman’s ovarian reserve
- Education and instruction about the IVF process and administering fertility medication
- Blood work and ultrasound for the purpose of monitoring the cycle and the woman’s progress
- A thorough review of the cycle with a nurse or physician who is a fertility expert
- Egg retrieval under general anesthetic
- Fertilization of the retrieved eggs using ICSI to fertilize the eggs if needed
- Embryo culture to allow embryos to mature and be monitored before being transferred
- Assisted embryo hatching if needed to assist with implantation
- Transfer of the embryo back into the mother via frozen or fresh embryo transfer
Not included in the cost of the IVF cycle are medication costs. Medication costs vary by the type of IVF protocol and the medical needs of the woman.
- Natural IVF – A natural cycle retrieves and fertilizes the egg a woman produces naturally. Expected medication costs are $100.
- Minimal Stimulation or Mini IVF – Mini IVF aims to retrieve three to five healthy eggs. This is done through the use of small amounts of fertility medication as determined by the woman’s medical needs. Medication costs can range from $100 to $1,500.
- Conventional IVF – The goal with traditional IVF cycles is to harvest as many eggs as possible. Injectable fertility medication is prescribed in order to push the woman’s body to producing multiple eggs. Medication costs of a traditional IVF cycle can be between $2,500 and $5,000.
For those with insurance coverage for fertility care, their out of pocket costs can vary greatly. Therefore, contact your insurance provider to verify if you have fertility coverage. The team at New Hope can work directly with your insurance coverage for payment. If paying for fertility care is a concern, the New Hope team has financing options available.
To receive additional information on the cost of IVF treatment, contact the team at New Hope Fertility Center today. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.