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.
Single Cycle + Storage (as low as $195/month)
The newest option for egg freezing candidates is a discount financial program that offers cycle one with long-term (5 years) storage included for $9,000, and as low as $195/month depending on credit and length of term, plus a refund on storage for women who choose to thaw/use their eggs early. Women who use this program receive a $900 discount in storage fees during the first 5 years and will pay $50/month thereafter.
There are no eligibility requirements in order to participate, and the monthly rate is based on credit history and length of term through Fertility Finance. For women who choose additional cycles, further discounts apply.
EGG FREEZING DISCOUNT PROGRAM
The Egg Freezing Discount Program offers women who may need multiple egg freezing cycles a treatment discount. Often times, women who elect the Fee for Service and later need to pursue subsequent cycles, will use the Egg Freezing Discount Program. With this program, the cost of freezing eggs will decrease with each cycle:
- First cycle: $7,500
- Second cycle: $6,000
- Third cycle: $5,500
- Fourth cycle: $5,000
This program includes monitoring appointments, the egg retrieval, cryopreservation and the first year of egg storage. There are no eligibility requirements for this program.
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 freeze their eggs for a flat fee of $12,500, for up to four cycles or 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 refund of $4,000.
Assure 30: With Assure 30, women with a favorable ovarian reserve are able to freeze their eggs for a flat fee of $18,000, for up to five cycles or 30 mature eggs, whichever comes first. Should a patient reach 30 mature eggs or wish to discontinue egg freezing cycles following her first cycle, we will issue a refund for $9,500. If a patient wishes to discontinue the program or reaches 30 mature eggs after the second cycle, we will issue a refund for $4,000.
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 a single cycle or the Egg Freezing Discount Program. In both 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 the three Shady Grove Fertility laboratories. The current storage fee is $50 per month.