Cost of Freezing Eggs
The cost of freezing eggs is largely dependent on the number of eggs desired to freeze as well as the number of cycles to achieve that number. The optimal number of eggs to freeze varies by age and ovarian reserve.
At Shady Grove Fertility, for women 37 or younger with a favorable ovarian reserve, we recommend freezing 15 to 20 eggs. For women over 37 or for those who have an unfavorable ovarian reserve, we recommend freezing 20 to 30 eggs. A woman with normal ovarian reserve will produce, on average, 10 viable eggs per cycle, meaning she will need about two egg freezing cycles to produce enough eggs to better ensure the possibility of having a child in the future.
To make egg freezing an accessible option for women, we have developed several financial programs designed to meet the various needs of patients pursuing elective egg freezing.
FEE FOR SERVICE
The financial option that is most often used by patients is the Fee for Service financial option. $7,500 covers the cost of one egg freezing cycle including, monitoring appointments, the egg retrieval, cryopreservation and the first year of storage. There are no eligibility requirements for this option.
The Assure Fertility Financial Program is one of the only guarantee, flat-fee programs in the country for women interested in elective egg freezing. This program guarantees either a certain number of eggs or cycles, whichever comes first.
Assure 20: With Assure 20, women with a favorable ovarian reserve are able to complete up to four egg freezing cycles or reach 20 mature eggs, whichever comes first. Should a patient reach 20 mature eggs or wish to discontinue egg freezing cycles following her first cycle, we will issue a partial refund.
Assure 30: With Assure 30, women with a favorable ovarian reserve are able to complete up to five egg freezing cycles or reach 30 mature eggs, whichever comes first. Should a patient reach 30 mature eggs or wish to discontinue egg freezing cycles following her first or second cycle, we will issue a partial refund
Both programs, Assure 20 and Assure 30, include the cost of monitoring appointments, the egg retrieval, cryopreservation, and the first year of storage.
The cost of medication is dependent on an individual's dosing, which is determined by the patient's response to medications. The estimated cost of medications is $4,500 to $8,500 per cycle. Some patients may have insurance coverage for medications.
Storage fees begin one year after completing an egg freezing cycle. For those enrolled in one of the Assure Fertility Programs, storage fees begin one year after the completion of multiple cycles to reach the desired number of eggs, or maximum number of cycles (either 4 or 5). These storage fees insure your eggs are stored securely in one of Shady Grove Fertility laboratories.