Cost is often at the forefront of a couple’s mind once they choose to move forward with fertility treatment. The state of Illinois has mandated insurance coverage for those insureds needing fertility medications to conceive a baby.
Cost of Fertility Medication Cycles
However, many individuals still have little or no insurance coverage for fertility treatment - including medications. When thinking of the cost of fertility treatment, it is important to understand both the cost of the doctor’s services and the cost of fertility medication. Fertility medication cycles can improve the likelihood of conception success. Understanding the cost of fertility medication cycles can help couples to make fully informed decision about their fertility.
Fertility treatments may be done with or without the use of fertility medication. When no fertility medication is used, a cycle is deemed to be natural. The patient does not incur additional costs of fertility medication. Natural fertility treatments may be ideal for some individuals. If a natural protocol is not being used, fertility medication will be included as part of the cost of treatment. The cost of fertility medication cycles varies based upon a number of factors, including the type and amount of dosage used.
Injectable medications are administered via a syringe in specific parts of the body. These medications are used to stimulate a woman’s body to produce multiple egg during a single cycle. Other injectable medications are used induce ovulation. When injectable medications are used during an IVF Cycle, drug costs can range between $2,000 and $6,000. The exact amount is based upon each patient’s needs.
Oral medications are generally less stimulating than are injectable medications. Oral fertility drugs are generally used in timed intercourse or IUI treatments when only a small amount of stimulation is necessary. Medication costs during oral medication cycles typical average $1,000.
Combination of Oral and Injectable Medications
At times, a combination of oral and injectable medications is the best way to increase a woman's chances of pregnancy. When this approach is used, medication costs can range between $2,000 and $6,000.
More Information About Fertility Medications Cycles Costs
It is important to understand that the above figures are based upon cash payments for medication. Having insurance coverage for fertility medication can drastically lower your out of pocket costs. For specific information about the cost of fertility medication cycles, based upon your specific medical needs and insurance coverage, reach out to the experts Fertility Centers of Illinois today.
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