Cost of Fertility Treatment for Women and Men National averages, ranges - and our prices
The cost for fertility treatments and fertility drugs are a significant concern for many couples struggling with infertility.
Infertility and IVF insurance coverage is not common and a lot of variation is seen in what is covered and what is left for the patient to pay. The average cost of in vitro fertilization in the U.S. is currently about $11,000 to $12,000.
General infertility treatments such as ovarian stimulation plus intrauterine insemination, IUI are significantly less expensive than in vitro fertilization. However they are also significantly less effective.
Costs for fertility testing and treatment can vary significantly between different clinics. This will be somewhat dependent on the level of competition between fertility clinics in an area. Costs are also influenced by infertility treatment mandates for health insurance plans in some states.
Costs for Fertility Tests and Initial Evaluation of the Cause for Infertility
|Cost for a new visit to reproductive endocrine fertility specialist|
|Cost for pelvic ultrasound to evaluate uterus and ovaries|
|Cost of fertility related blood tests|
|Cost for semen analysis – sperm test|
|Costs for a hysterosalpingogram (HSG – dye test of tubes)|
Many (or all) of these tests & office visits are often covered by health insurance plans
Costs of Basic Fertility Treatments
Approximate Range in USA
|Clomid medication cost|
|Monitored Clomid cycle cost (bloods and ultrasound testing, sperm processing and insemination)|
|Intrauterine insemination, IUI cost, artificial insemination cost|
|Monitored injectable FSH cycle cost (bloods and ultrasound testing, sperm processing and insemination)|
|Cost of injectable fertility drugs for an injectable FSH cycle|
$1000 – 3500
Cost of Advanced Fertility Treatments – IVF and Donor Egg Costs
Cost Range / Average
Egg freezing cycle costs for fertility preservation (all inclusive)
IVF, In Vitro Fertilization cycle costs (all inclusive)
In Vitro fertilization plus ICSI costs (all inclusive)
Cost of injectable fertility meds for an IVF cycle
Cost of IVF cycle with donor eggs
(includes all agency, donor & legal fees, etc.)
Cost of injectable fertility drugs for a donor egg cycle
Beware of Low Cost IVF Clinics
Low cost IVF clinics or “cheap IVF” clinics will sometimes be attractive to patients in a self pay situation. However the cheapest IVF is not always the best option.
- The goal is not to do IVF, it is to have a baby.
- If a clinic charges only $6000 for IVF, that is certainly a lower than average price.
- However, if their success rates are low and it takes more cycles to have a baby – there may not be any cost savings.
- One successful IVF cycle for $10,000 is better than 2 cycles for $6000 each (plus medications) to have a success.
Consumers of infertility and IVF services should consider doing research on the costs for in vitro fertilization and the live birth success rates at any clinic that they are considering.
Comparison of our 2 pricing plans for IVF with fresh donor eggs
One donor for each recipient
Total without medications – $27,000
Egg Donation Shared Risk Plan
One donor for each recipient
$30,400 refundable (80%)
Details on Egg
Donation Shared Risk page
portion for duration of risk-sharing
$7,600 non-refundable (20%)
portion for each attempt using fresh donor eggs
Donor fee ($9,000)
+ donor insurance fee ($400) = $9,400