Cost of IUI


#1

Hi everyone. I’m new here and planning to have my first IUI soon. My insurance does not cover any fertility treatment or screenings so I’m trying to find out the average costs for the procedures I will need. Its very hard to compare the price at different clinics, since most do not post the cost on their websites.
The clinic were I had my initial consult quoted $266/ultrasound and $455/IUI. They also charge $150/vial for handling DS. Do this prices sound reasonable? Would you mind sharing how much you paid, especially if you live in Philadelphia area?

Thank you


Me - 32, Single, Anovulation.


#2

depending on where you are at without insurance coverage you can easily expect to pay 1,000 a shot. I know that In Oklahoma it was around what you mentioned… but they do multiple ultrasounds one on the third day of your cycle so 266 then again to check follicles another 266. Now if your follies are good then the procedure but they may have to do a third thats another 266… plus the procedure itsself AND cost of medications… My insurance offers a co pay for medications… but if you pay for that out of pocket as well and ovidril it can run you… expect to pay between 500-1000 per cycle. HOWEVER if they are not the only infertility specialists ask around…and check credentials make sure as well to have your levels checked seeing your siggy you seem to have anovi issues which means a fertility drug… they arent so bad if yu take them at night. mine here now in ND WITH insurance runs me 620 a pop to give you an idea from what im paying… good luck hon!


#3

I also have no inurance coverage for infertility.
I pay:
$200 per U/S. I need between 3 and 4 each cycle. So about $800 for U/S
IUI is $300
"Sperm prep" of my husband’s fresh sperm in $100
Meds are $300 (Femara, Bravelle, Progesterone, HCG trigger).
So I pay about $1200 per month for IUI. I have done 6 now and let me tell you-at this point I could have paid for half of an IVF…ohhh hindsight is a [email protected]%!


#4

My clinic charges $450 for an iui, and that includes dealing with the sperm (though there are charges to store sperm there after the first 3 months, and this didn’t happen in 3 months…).
$600 flat rate for monitoring - includes all b/w and u/s you’ll need, but that means $600 even if you end up only needing one. (like you ever do…).

My cryobank charges $125 to get the sperm from their office (two towns over?) to my clinic - but that’s per delivery, so I can get multiple vials delivered to last multiple months.

And it’s $65 a month for storage.

My drugs are covered by insurance, with copays.


#5

[QUOTE=NurseNancy]I also have no inurance coverage for infertility.
I pay:
$200 per U/S. I need between 3 and 4 each cycle. So about $800 for U/S
IUI is $300
"Sperm prep" of my husband’s fresh sperm in $100
Meds are $300 (Femara, Bravelle, Progesterone, HCG trigger).
So I pay about $1200 per month for IUI. I have done 6 now and let me tell you-at this point I could have paid for half of an IVF…ohhh hindsight is a [email protected]%![/QUOTE]

EXACTLY I couldn’t imagine what the costs would be without insurance!


#6

In Charleston SC i paid $1500 total for a IUI with injections, a trigger, and sperm washing.


#7

well, i live just outside of denver, and my insurance doesn’t cover anything to do with infertility. I pay $255/iui, $145/ultrasound…we use donor sperm which is normally $445/vial (a lovely girl who works @ our sperm bank gave us like 4 free vials though…I LOVE her!) + $180 to ship it…so far I’ve paid $200 in lab fees and about $200 for supplements, DHEA, and Pregnyl. I think my doctor is very reasonably priced, now I just need to actually get pregnant :)!:babydust: :babydust: :babydust:


#8

we’re not covered either. my clinic has a “global fee” for those who are not covered by insurance. they basically estimate the cost of the cycle, and you don’t have to pay more, if it ends up costing more.

the iui cycle costs 1600-2400 (including u/s, iui, etc, but NOT including meds).


#9

I live in Southern NJ…about 7 minutes from Philadelphia. From initial consult to beta, our IUI in January cost $5822.00. Keep in mind $2115.00 of that was the injectible meds. HTH and good luck!

[quote=HopeForTheBest]Hi everyone. I’m new here and planning to have my first IUI soon. My insurance does not cover any fertility treatment or screenings so I’m trying to find out the average costs for the procedures I will need. Its very hard to compare the price at different clinics, since most do not post the cost on their websites.
The clinic were I had my initial consult quoted $266/ultrasound and $455/IUI. They also charge $150/vial for handling DS. Do this prices sound reasonable? Would you mind sharing how much you paid, especially if you live in Philadelphia area?

Thank you


Me - 32, Single, Anovulation.[/quote]


#10

Wow the more I read the luckier I feel. I am in Kansas and no insurance and with one RE it was 650 total with one us, trigger, IUI and clomid. Then I moved to a different RE and there it is 195-us 59- trigger 205-IUI and sperm wash.
You can call the office of any RE in your area and ask them to email or fax you a print out of cost. This is something they should have no problem doing. Also who ever you end up with when you have your consultation ask them if there is anything you can do to help with cost. Some times they have some samples they can give you to help. Good luck!


#11

My clinic charges a flat fee for IUI without insurance of $1,800. Plus meds, which can get insane if you’re doing injectibles. Of course, if you’re doing injectibles, then paying piecemeal for the ultrasounds and blood work will get insane, as well. On clomid, I had 2 monitoring appointments, one at baseline, one around CD 10. On injectibles, I had SIX monitoring appointments.


#12

I did have insurance but I know what the costs would have been without:

1 vial of donor sperm: $690 (not sure of shipping, but $100+, $250 per year to store unused vials)
1 month of Clomid: $45 (if needed)
1 month of Injectable meds: ~$2,000 (if needed)
1 month of Trigger shot: ~$200 (they gave me two shots of Ovidrel)
Monitoring: $240 per u/s and $85 per blood draw (I had 5 appointments for this with last cycle, but standard is 4, I think, at my clinic for injectable and 0 for Clomid)
1 IUI: $395

Grand Total:
Clomid Cycle - $1,230 (would be half this w/o donor sperm, of course)
Injectable Cycle - $5,010

There is also progesterone to consider with an injectable cycle, but I’m not sure what the cost is on that. I paid $90 for a 20 day supply with insurance.


#13

Thank you so much for the information. It sounds like the prices I was given are reasonable for my area.
I was told by the RE that they wanted me to take Letrozole days 4-8, ultrasound on CD 12 and then monitor for ovulation and call them when I get a positive on the ClearBlue. IUI would be next day after a positive on the ovulation kit. That does not seem like a lot of monitoring compared to what I’ve seen here. I’m sure that if it doesn’t work after the first few times, they would increase both the meds and the monitoring.

You can call the office of any RE in your area and ask them to email or fax you a print out of cost. This is something they should have no problem doing.

I tried to compare prices from different RE practices, but cannot even get them to give me an estimate until I come in for consult. Since the consult is about $300 it would get expensive very quickly just to go around and pay different REs to get the price sheets. I’m trying to get my insurance to pay for the consult, but they will only pay if I have an official diagnosis of infertility. I know I don’t ovulate since I have been charting my temperature for a long time, but not sure how to get a doctor to put a diagnosis on paper.


Me - 32, single, using DS.
Anovulation


#14

[QUOTE=HopeForTheBest] I’m trying to get my insurance to pay for the consult, but they will only pay if I have an official diagnosis of infertility. I know I don’t ovulate since I have been charting my temperature for a long time, but not sure how to get a doctor to put a diagnosis on paper.


Me - 32, single, using DS.
Anovulation[/QUOTE]

If this is the case then all you need to do is see any obgyn and have them test your progesterone level on cycle day 21-23. This will tell them if you have problems with ovulation. Just tell them you have been trying for over a year and don’t think you are ovulating. It is a simple blood test and is much cheaper at an OB. But even if you go into the REs for your consult just tell them about your insurance and that will not be any problem getting you insured for all this.

That is crazy they won’t give you a $ brake down. I was able to get one from all five REs in my area. Good luck just having an insurance that “might cover” all this is AWSOME!