USC Fertility strives to make egg freezing accessible to women
If you wish to delay childbearing for a few years to pursue your academic or career goals, egg freezing may be a great decision for you. Egg freezing is one of the most recommended fertility preservation options, and has become a common procedure at fertility clinics, pioneered by the physicians here at USC Fertility. The choice of whether or not to freeze your eggs can be a hard one to make, especially when there are so many considerations to take into account. The cost of egg freezing may be one of the biggest concerns you may encounter as a young woman.
Does the cost of egg freezing include thawing?
The cost for an egg freezing cycle does not include egg thawing or IVF. These procedures cost an additional $5,000, payable at the time of the thaw.
Does the cost of egg freezing include multiple cycles?
The cost of egg freezing at USC Fertility is based on one egg freezing cycle. It is important to keep in mind that women often require more than one cycle to achieve pregnancy. At USC Fertility, we offer a cost discount for women who require additional cycles.
How many eggs can I expect to freeze?
During an egg freezing cycle, your fertility specialist will attempt to extract multiple eggs at once. Fertility medications in this “super ovulation” cycle will help us achieve a greater yield. Since not every egg will result in a pregnancy, a large number of eggs are extracted at once to give your fertility specialist the best chance of harvesting viable eggs, and to have a high enough cache for multiple pregnancy attempts later.
We may need multiple egg retrieval cycles to achieve our goal for the optimal number of eggs. Women over 30 will ideally have 20-30 eggs cryopreserved.
What are my payment options?
The cost of egg freezing may be prohibitive for some individuals and couples, but we do offer payment plans to help you finance this fertility preservation option.
Will my insurance cover the cost of egg freezing?
It depends on the terms of your insurance. This is a highly individualized question, but we have many patients whose insurance covers a portion of treatment, including ovarian reserve testing.
If you have any questions about costs, payment options or insurance benefits, please contact us. Our compassionate business office staff is glad to answer all of your questions related to the cost of egg freezing, and help you find a solution to finance your egg freezing