Medication Discount Programs
edication is a vital piece of a patient's treatment, and sometimes a piece that is not covered by insurance. To help patients, Shady Grove Fertility participates with multiple pharmaceutical programs to reduce the cost of medication.
To find out which program will work best for your individual protocol and treatment plan, please consult your doctor or nurse.
Self-Pay Medication Discount Program
Shady Grove Fertility designed the Self-Pay Medication Discount Program to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for self-pay patients. All patients without insurance benefits for medication—or those who choose to waive their benefits—may qualify for this program.
Benefits of the Self-Pay Medication Discount Program
- Significantly discounted medications offers best value.
- MDR Pharmacy, through DesignRX and Merck, offer cost comparisons between insurance and out-of-pocket expenses.
- Participating pharmacies offer specially-trained case managers for SGF patients.
- This program is unique to SGF patients
Medications eligible for a combined 30% discount
- Leuprolide Acetate 2 week kit
- Birth control pills
- MDR Pharmacy | Mail Order
Emergency, same-day needs, may be filled at:
- Austin's Pharmacy | Towson, MD
- Rosemont Pharmacy | Bryn Mawr, PA
- Acaria Pharmacy | Fairfax, VA
Some patients may qualify for an additional savings program, First Steps, also through DesignRx and the above participating pharmacies. Apply now.
Pharmaceutical discount programs
MDR: The Fertility Specialty Pharmacy
MDR is a specialty pharmacy dedicated to the specific needs of fertility patients. MDR pharmacists specialize in all aspects of infertility and are on call around the clock for emergency medication-related questions. MDR will price match any advertised price, special, or coupon in the United States. MDR also offers insurance verification and prior authorization to determine patient coverage and options.
Compassionate Care Program
The Compassionate Care Program is available to eligible patients who may not otherwise be able to afford fertility medication. So far, SGF patients have saved more than $500,000 on medication using this program. The program offers up to 75 percent off certain fertility medications.
Gonal-f Co-Pay Savings Card
For eligible patients with insurance, Gonal-f Cares has developed a new way to save money by reducing out-of-pocket/co-pay costs with the Gonal-f Co-Pay Savings Card. Now patients can save up to $250 per prescription every 21 days for Gonal-f medications.
GO Direct to Savings Program
Eligible self-pay patients can save approximately 10 percent on Gonal-f medication on every cycle. With EMD Serono's GO Direct to Savings Program, the more medication you need throughout your treatment, the more money you will save. For more information about this program, please speak with your Shady Grove Fertility nurse.
DesignRX and Merck
DesignRx has partnered with Merck to offer patients discounts on medication, depending on which specialty pharmacy they choose. DesignRx negotiates medication discounts on behalf of its members and enforces its programs through a carefully selected pharmacy network. Eligible patients may save up to $300 on their out-of-pocket cost for Follistim AQ and up to $100 on their out-of-pocket cost for Ganirelix Acetate Injection via co-pay savings cards. Additionally, participating pharmacies will apply discounts through the First Step Program, which takes into consideration household income and hardship cases to provide eligible patients with a 5, 25, 50, or 75 percent discount on their fertility medications. To receive these discount benefits, DesignRx requires patients to enroll for a free membership. To learn more, or to enroll in the program, please visit www.designrx.net or call 1-877-416-6600.