Payment & Financing Information
Coastal Fertility Specialists not only accepts most major insurance carriers, we are actually a preferred provider for most insurance carriers due in part to our high pregnancy rates and low multiple pregnancy rates. We frequently find that even those patients without “infertility coverage” are able to get significant financial reimbursement for new patient visits, ultrasounds and blood work during both the evaluation and treatment phases. We are aware other centers are promoting discounted infertility treatment and encourage you to understand your true “out of pocket costs” without accepting your insurance. You will likely find their decision not to accept your insurance has significantly increased your costs. If there are differences, they are typically far less than promised. We offer no charge second opinion consultations if you would like to learn more.
Get Started with Financial Counseling
One of the biggest worries we hear is “How will I pay for my fertility treatments?” The good news is that many couples have infertility benefits that cover the initial consultation and diagnostic testing and may also have coverage for fertility treatment. The news is especially good for South Carolina state employees who typically have coverage for all forms of infertility evaluation and treatment.
You will be introduced to your financial counselor during your new patient visit. We want to be sure you have one point of contact for all of your insurance questions or financial concerns. We will investigate your benefits so that you know what is covered before any testing or treatment is initiated. The counselor will help you navigate your insurance benefits and provide you with alternate financial options should you need them.
We recognize that understanding insurance benefits can be challenging, which is why at Coastal Fertility Specialists we have invested substantial resources in making the financial/insurance process as seamless as possible for you.
Paying for fertility medications
The first option is our association with DirectRx which offers many advantages to purchasing medications through their mail order pharmacy program. They provide excellent customer service with “online” pricing.
The second option is both Merck and EMD Serono have compassionate care medication programs for those patients undergoing IVF and Donor Egg treatment. Their programs are based upon your income and degree of insurance coverage. Those patients with lower household incomes without insurance have a good chance of receiving donated medications. Please download their applications and apply if you are interested. We recommend you apply to both. There is no charge to apply.
Medications can be one of the most expensive parts of infertility treatment and we want to help you with your medication purchase. We have several options to assist you in getting your medications without compromising care.