In vitro fertilization (IVF) can increase the chances of pregnancy and live birth, but some people worry about the cost.
Drs. Nurit Winkler and Marc Kalan can discuss your concerns and find ways to make fertility services more affordable.
Come to our fertility clinics serving Encino, Bakersfield, and Los Angeles, CA, to find out how much an IVF cycle will cost you.
How Much Does IVF Cost?
IVF costs can be difficult to generalize since each treatment is unique to the reproductive needs of the individual patient. On average, one cycle of IVF treatment can run $7,000 to $14,000.
These fees typically cover the costs of the IVF procedure (retrieving eggs, inseminating eggs, and placing them into the uterus), as well as lab work, ultrasounds, embryo storage, and anesthesia.
Does Insurance Cover IVF?
Generally, no. Insurance companies may cover some forms of fertility testing and evaluation, but it's rare that that insurance will cover the cost of IVF treatment.
Factors That Affect IVF Pricing
Fertility Medications UsedThe amount and types of medication required throughout IVF treatment will vary from patient to patient. These drugs help with egg production, follicle growth, and other aspects of reproduction.
Types of Tests PerformedPatients who undergo IVF will need to have fertility tests, genetic tests, and other forms of testing performed throughout the IVF treatment process.
Use of Donor Eggs or SpermWhen using donor eggs or sperm in an IVF cycle, cost factors, including donor compensation, need to be considered.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)In order to address poor sperm motility, our fertility doctors can perform ICSI to ensure fertilization. This procedure typically adds $1,000 to $2,500 to the overall treatment cost.
Fertility PreservationViable eggs or embryos from an IVF cycle may be preserved for later use. The cost of cryopreservation can vary. We can discuss freezing eggs or embryos during your consultation.
While most insurance plans do not cover IVF, some parts of the procedure (monitoring or medications, for example) may be fully covered or partially covered. Our financial department can help you navigate your insurance policy and may be able to find some coverage for the infertility services you require.
Financing and Payment Options Making IVF More Affordable
Los Angeles Reproductive Center offers multi-cycle treatment packages for patients, which provides some peace of mind and potential savings in case of a failed initial IVF treatment.
Our fertility clinics work with several private third-party lenders that offer loans and affordable financing for infertility treatments.
Progressive payments plans are available for qualified patients who need help covering the cost of treatment.
Grants and Charity Programs
Los Angeles Reproductive Center is always striving to give back to the community. We often partner with fertility charities that can provide discounted services to qualified patients. If any low-cost IVF opportunities are available, we will share these options with you during the consultation process.
Is IVF Worth the Cost?
Offering Patients Hope
If you are unable to have a baby because of your struggles with infertility, IVF treatment may be the right option to experience the joys of pregnancy, childbirth, and raising a child.
Investing in Your Family
It's difficult to put a price on building a family. For many of our patients, having a child of their own after struggling with infertility is priceless.
If you've wanted to have a child, our fertility specialists can answer any questions you may have about IVF treatment and if the benefits are worth the price tag.
Helping People Experience the Joys of Parenthood Patients Throughout Los Angeles Share Their Stories
After 18 years of fertility treatments we decided to give Dr. Kalan a try. Started our journey 12/2018 and by May 2019 we were FINALLY pregnant. I can’t thank the wonderful staff and Dr. Kalan for our beautiful miracle.View on Google
I came here and let me tell you dr. winkler is the best. I had infertility issues for years. I thought I wasn’t going to be able to have kids and thanks to her I conceived within months with injectable medication and IUI. I am very happy now I’m 17 weeks pregnant. The staff was also nice very understanding. I recommend this place if you’re trying to conceive, give them a tryView on Google