You asked for it, ladies! With payments as low as $200/month, Shady Grove Fertility’s new financial package for egg freezing offers a discount, and includes long-term storage to help you afford egg freezing.
Given the advances made in egg freezing technology, Shady Grove Fertility has seen an 83% growth in their egg freezing program since 2013, and numbers of women choosing this viable option continue to rise. The popularity of egg freezing at Shady Grove Fertility is largely contributed to continuous innovation that is increasing success rates; transparent, published success rates; and a variety of affordable financial programs.
New SGF Financial Program to Afford Egg Freezing
Due to the increasing demand from women who realize age’s impact on their biological clock, Shady Grove Fertility created a discounted financial program that brings egg freezing to preserve future fertility within reach for more women. The newest program provides women with yet another option to reach their future family building goals. The newest option for egg freezing candidates is a discount financial program that offers cycles as low as $200/month depending on credit and length of term, plus a partial refund on storage for women who choose to thaw/use their eggs early. 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.
Additional Aspects to Consider
It is important to consider that outside lab testing and medications are not included in this cost. The cost of medication is determined by the patient’s response to medications which will vary, and can cost a few thousand dollars per cycle. Some insurance companies do cover the cost for medications.
Decision vs. Cost
When it comes to egg freezing, there are many unknowns—will it work, how do I know it’s for me, and is it worth the cost? An SGF physician would consult with you following your baseline testing (ovarian reserve testing) that measures your current fertility and advise you on the need, timing, and quantity of eggs to freeze based on your desire to have one, two, or three children in the future.
If you decide to pursue freezing your eggs, there are different programs and options to consider based on how many eggs you desire to freeze, as well as how many cycles may be required to reach that quantity of eggs. SGF’s evidence-based practice guidelines for egg freezing advise women ages 37 and younger freeze 15 to 20 mature eggs, and women 38 to 40 freeze 25 to 30 mature eggs.
Other SGF Programs to Help You Afford Egg Freezing
SGF participates with over 30 insurance companies, and thankfully the majority of those 30+ companies provide coverage for baseline fertility testing and the follow up consultation. In fact, 90 percent of patients who have insurance have full or partial coverage for this testing and consultation.
There are two options with our Assure Fertility program: Assure 20 and Assure 30. These programs guarantee either a certain number of eggs or cycles, whichever comes first. Both programs include the cost of monitoring appointments, the egg retrieval, and cryopreservation. Financing is also available for both Assure 20 and Assure 30. In order to participate in this program, a woman must have favorable ovarian reserve and complete all cycles by the age of 41.
With the Assure 20 program, people with a favorable ovarian reserve and the ability to freeze eggs by age 41 can complete up to 4 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 their first cycle, we’ll issue a partial refund.
With the Assure 30 program, people with a favorable ovarian reserve and the ability to freeze eggs by age 41 can complete up to 5 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 their first or second cycle, we’ll issue a partial refund.
Money shouldn’t be the barrier for women who wish to freeze their eggs, which is why SGF offers various financial programs. We can back up our technology and approach with published success rate data and help women to take the guesswork and uncertainty out of their reproductive potential in the future.
To learn more about egg freezing and the new financial options or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-411-9292 to speak with a new patient liaison.
Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in July 2017, but was updated for accuracy in August 2022.