When you make the decision to undertake infertility treatment, factors to consider are clinic success rates, the expertise of the medical team, and the reputation of the clinic and its staff. But, perhaps, the most important factor to consider is the cost of fertility treatments. While most insurance companies cover the diagnosing of fertility problems, only about 30% of insurers cover fertility treatments.
According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the average price of an IVF cycle in the United States is $12,500. This does not include the price of medications, blood work, ultrasounds and monitoring costs which brings the total cost to approximately $20,000. In addition, the estimated cost for each additional IVF cycle is between $6000-$7000.
Treating infertility is complex, but is more affordable than you think. Red Rock Fertility Center, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has formed partnerships with some of the largest medical lenders in the country, including American Health Care and United Medical Credit to help patients finance their fertility treatments. Red Rock has also established a variety of financing programs in affiliation with many large national banks, local institutions, and other sources of credit. Red Rock also offers their patients a “lay-away” program which allows patients to prepay their fertility treatments over time.
Do I need to visit a sperm bank?
There are many reasons why you would chose to use the services of a sperm bank if you are considering fertility treatments such IVF or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Some men discover that they have a disease or must undergo chemotherapy or other type of treatment that can result in sterilization or genetic damage to their sperm. Men whose sperm count is low or who produce sperm with poor motility may use a sperm bank.
In addition, men who are in high-risk occupations or the military choose to use the service of a sperm bank to ensure that they will have the opportunity to father a child in the future. Whatever the reason, if you are planning on using a sperm bank or a sperm donor, there will be an additional cost per IVF cycle.
The reality of IVF and IUI
IUI is most often used to treat couples where male infertility or problems with ovulation are an issue. During the process, a concentrated sperm sample is injected into the uterus using a transfer catheter. The median cost for an IUI cycle is approximately $800 and is more frequently covered by insurance than IVF which is more costly due to the fact that more specialized and expensive equipment is required. However, IVF has a higher success rate than IUI.
The fertility specialists at Red Rock Fertility Center have extensive experience in treating patients with IUI as well as IVF. Together with a top-notch team of embryologists and a state-of-the art IVF laboratory, the will facilitate every step in your treatment process to ensure a successful outcome. Call to schedule your consultation.