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Fertility Preservation: What is the cost of egg freezing and storage?

Updated: Mar 14

I recently had a client ask me this question and thought I'd share a little summary for those exploring egg freezing. I have explored many of these resources myself on my own IVF journey and am happy to answer any questions, so please reach out if you're in need of support on how to navigate these resources!

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Insurance

First and foremost, I'd encourage finding out if your insurance covers egg freezing for fertility preservation. Call your health insurance provider and get the details on what’s covered and ask your employer if they cover egg freezing. If the answer is no, consider asking your employer to add the benefit (Progyny and Carrot are two such supplemental fertility benefits that cover egg freezing). A recent study showed that 40% Of Employers Now Provide Fertility Benefits, Increasing From 30% In 2020, why not yours?


Out of Pocket

Out of pocket, the cost of egg freezing and storage can vary widely depending on several factors, including the clinic's location, the number of cycles needed, medication costs, and the length of storage. Here are some general cost ranges:


  • Initial Consultation: The initial consultation can range from $200 to $500.

  • Egg Freezing Procedure: This includes hormone injections, monitoring, and the egg retrieval procedure. Costs typically range from $6,000 to $15,000 per cycle. Most women undergo 1 to 3 cycles to secure a sufficient number of eggs.

  • Medication Costs: Medications for ovarian stimulation can cost between $2,000 and $5,000 per cycle.

  • Storage Fees: Annual storage fees for frozen eggs can range from $500 to $1,000.


Freeze and Donate Programs

Another way to make egg freezing more affordable is by using freeze and donate programs - also called "freeze and share" or "split egg freezing." Some programs like CoFertility and Oma offer reduced costs or free cycles of egg freezing if you agree to donate some of your eggs.


Grants

Certain non-profits such as Resolve and the Coalition for Family Building offer grants, particularly for people facing medical issues or urgent health needs. Grant funding is more difficult to come by, but worth exploring.


Please reach out if I can help answer any questions. Wishing you all the best on your journey!


Ruth

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