Cost Estimates and Package Pricing for Infertility Services
The information contained on this page is intended as an estimate of costs. Actual costs may vary without update to this web site. We strive to make our pricing as straight forward as possible. We make every effort to minimize "surprise" costs. Prior to starting treatments, we will provide you with an accurate cost summary and discuss your payment options. We offer financing services through a third party partner. We are contracted with many insurance providers to assist patients offset the costs associated with infertility treatments. Please read the section below to find out useful tips on determining your infertility coverage through your insurance. Please note that our package pricing and two cycle options are not available for people choosing to use their insurance. After evaluating your insurance benefits and calculating your out of pocket expense, you may find that our global pricing options offer a better alternative to insurance. We are happy to work with you to explore your individual options.
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Patients have the option of using their insurance or paying out of pocket for one of our global pricing packages. If you are using insurance, our staff can help. We have an excellent staff of insurance specialists that are dedicated to helping you understand your benefits. Even if you don't have infertility coverage, we may still be able to help offset your costs for the consultation or testing. Learn more about insurance coverage for infertility treatments here.
For patients that want to use our global pricing options, California IVF: Davis Fertility Center is proud to offer very competitive pricing options to complement our outstanding services. By offering global pricing, patients pay a set fee for the services provided. Many clinics clam to offer a set fee but patients are later surprised to learn how many of the little "extras" they need along the way. This leads to higher costs and higher levels of anxiety and frustration. Our goal is to give you estimates as close as possible to your actual costs. If you are comparing costs, be sure to understand all of the possible fees that may be needed. When you compare the final costs of treatment, it becomes clear that our pricing options are among the easiest to understand without added fees that show up during treatment. If you have any questions about our pricing, we are happy to discuss this without hesitation. Give us a call or email us with any questions.
California IVF is pleased to offer an impressive price for a single IVF treatment cycle. A cycle includes the stimulation of the ovaries, collection of eggs, embryology work, and embryo transfer. This package includes all the necessary items to complete a treatment of IVF for most individuals. Ultrasound visits, IVF, embryology services, and an embryo transfer procedure are included. Cryopreservation of extra embryos, procedure room or operating room (OR), and anesthesia costs are also included. A single cycle would include the collection and fertilization of eggs through the transfer of embryos and storage of extra embryos. We do not charge for the "extras" along the way such as blastocyst culturing and assisted hatching. Medication costs, ICSI, and the initial evaluation and testing are not included in this package. If a frozen embryo transfer is needed, additional charges will apply. Advanced payment is required.
The single cycle option is $9,500 for the first cycle at one of our centers.
Additional cycles cost $7000.
ICSI = $1,500 if needed.
Frozen Embryo Transfer = $2,800
Frozen embryo transfers involve the use of extra embryos that were stored during the IVF treatment. The frozen embryo procedure involves preparation of the uterus to receive the embryos, thawing and transfer of the embryos, and two pregnancy tests and an obstetrical ultrasound.
$16,000 covers the cost for 2 cycles of IVF and any related frozen embryo transfers. This would allow for a patient to have their eggs collected, embryos transferred and extra embryos (if any) frozen for later use. If a pregnancy doesn't occur, the patient could continue to use the frozen embryos without additional costs. If the frozen embryos are not successful, the patient could then go through another egg collection procedure and any additional frozen embryo transfers as needed. With the two cycle plan, patients do not have clinic costs associated with the ongoing treatments. This option offers a significant savings if additional treatments are needed. This is our most popular payment option as it allows for much more treatment at a cost that is lower than a single treatment at other clinics that use hidden fees to increase the cost. This option also helps to reduce anxiety during the initial treatment as there is a backup plan already in place for the first cycle. ICSI and medications are not included in this cost. Advanced payment is required.
We offer a standard evaluation package for a fixed cost to couples that do not have insurance benefits that will cover the diagnostic testing. The total package costs less than a third of the cost you would likely pay if you were having the testing performed at a lab or hospital. $725 covers the standard testing needed by most women and $450 covers tests required by most male partners. In many cases we can successfully bill the testing to your insurance. We are happy to help you determine the most cost effective way to complete your testing. Our physicians will determine the necessary testing for you after your consultation.
Itemized pricing is used for insurance carriers since they will not generally pay for services in advance. To calculate your estimate copays, us the estimated price of $9,120 to $14,500 for IVF. This would not include the cost of ICSI, medications, or other advanced treatments such as PGD. Since insurance carriers and benefits vary greatly, we are not always able to provide an accurate estimate in advance due to the complexity of insurance plans. We are happy to help determine your benefits and help you to understand the most cost effective options available to you.
Please contact our clinic for additional information about any of these plans. We have financing options available to help with the costs of treatment. Not all plans will meet the needs of each person and you should evaluate all plans and options to find the one that best suits your needs and desires. Please keep in mind that shared cost, or risk shared plans ( 2 cycle option ) can cost more for patients conceiving on their first try when compared to the cost of a single treatment cycle. These programs are designed to lessen the cost burden when more than one treatment cycle may needed to achieve a pregnancy.
Why Is IVF So Expensive?
In Vitro fertilization requires skilled staff, expensive equipment, costly supplies, and many safety features to provide an environment that will allow embryos to survive and make a baby. As people understand more about the complex nature of advanced fertility treatments, many come to realize the cost of the treatments is actually extremely reasonable. The document "Why is in vitro fertilization so expensive.pdf" outlines many of the overhead costs involved with running an advanced in vitro fertilization laboratory. We encourage questions about the costs of treatments to help our patients better understand every aspect of their treatment.
Patients should be very careful selecting a clinic based only on the cost of treatments. Other clinics may be discounting their services, but high quality care is is not something that should be overlooked by bargain shopping. We are very sensitive to the cost of our services and procedures and strive to provide the highest level of care at the most cost effective approach. We will not burden our patients with unnecessary and expensive testing before a treatment cycle and will not complicate our costs with hidden "add-ons" that come as a surprise during the course of treatment.
Many insurance plans will cover the costs of diagnostic testing as well as counseling. California IVF has contracted with numerous carriers to help offset the high cost of fertility treatments. You should ask your insurance provider several questions:
1. Do I have coverage for an infertility consultation?
2. Are diagnostic tests covered?
3. Do I need a referral for these benefits?
4. Is California IVF or Dr. Zeringue a network provider?
5. Do my benefits extend to "out of network" providers?
6. What treatments are covered?
7. What medications are covered?
8. What are my co-payments?
You should have them send you an authorization letter outlining the extent of your coverage and your costs. If you are billing your consultation and testing to your insurance provider, we will require that you have a preauthorization letter indicating this benefit. Patients will be responsible for charges not paid by their insurance provider. The single cycle option will offer a significant discount due to the advance payment and bundling of services. For most patients this will be a better alternative than the itemized pricing associated with insurance. Insurance payments can not be used as credit towards the single cycle IVF plan. More information on insurance coverage and benefits related to infertility testing and treatment including inseminations and in vitro fertilization can be found [here].
Active duty military members and their dependents have insurance benefits through Tricare when seeking services outside of a military installation. Tricare has very specific guidelines pertaining to what services are covered. California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. has extensive knowledge and experience working with Tricare. We can help you understand these benefits and how they can be combined with a military discount. Learn more about military discounts and Tricare coverage for infertility treatments, in vitro (IVF), and other infertility services here.