The financial costs of fertility preservation and family building vary widely depending on the option you choose. Unfortunately, many of these are not covered by health insurance. However, select patients may be eligible for financial assistance through the resources listed below.
Fertility Preservation Before Cancer Treatment
- Fertile Hope
This organization offers discounted rates for sperm banking and for egg or embryo freezing; many medications needed for egg or embryo freezing are provided without charge.
- Heart Beat (888-347-3415)
Many medications needed for egg or embryo freezing are provided without charge.
Discounted Rates for Long-term Storage of Frozen Eggs, Embryos, or Sperm
Family Building After Cancer Treatment
- The SAMFund
Annual grants for financial assistance for young adults; includes grants for family building
Family Building Because of Impaired Fertility
Other Options for Financial Assistance Include:
- The New York State Infertility Demonstration Project provides grants to subsidize medical costs based on income. Ask your fertility center whether they participate in this and, if so, whether you are eligible.
- Some banks and financing companies will loan money for family building.
- Some fertility centers, agencies, or lawyers may be willing to work out a payment plan with you. Some offer a sliding scale based on your income.
- Some patients have asked family or friends to organize fund-raising efforts in their community, house of worship, or workplace. You can even use the Internet to set up a personal fund-raising site, for example at GiveForward.