Special Programs & Pricing
We’re dedicated to making treatment affordable. Collectively, our patients have saved more than $55,000 in the past 12 months by using our partner programs below.
Serono Compassionate Care
Compassionate Care is available to eligible patients who may not otherwise be able to afford fertility medication. The program offers certain EMD Serono fertility medications at deep discounts, including Gonal-f® RFF Pen (follitropin alfa injection) to patients who meet the following eligibility criteria:
- No insurance coverage for fertility medication
- Currently undergoing fertility treatment with Frisco Institute for Reproductive Medicine
- US citizen or permanent resident
- Qualifying annual household gross income based on a standard set of parameters
- Qualifying income is assessed according to a standard set of parameters including the Federal poverty guidelines, which take into account the number of persons in household and state of residence.
If you meet the above criteria please you will need to complete the appropriate application forms. These are available from our office once your treatment plan has been determined.
Applications are submitted directly by the patient to the compassionate care program office and will be confidentially evaluated on an individual basis. Applications will not be reviewed until all supporting income information is received, including most recent 1040 tax return, last two pay stubs, and a copy of the front and back of the patient’s insurance card. If eligibility criteria are met, a product request form will be sent to the physician as listed on the enclosed patient application. Once the physician returns the form and the patient’s application is approved, the request will be processed and product will be shipped directly to the physician’s office.
To apply, please click on this link for the enrollment form. After completing the document, print, sign and fax it to: (919) 415-2870
On average, FIRM patients save about $1,000 with the Compassionate Care program.
First Steps is a program available to self-pay patients who need assistance to afford their medications. Patients who qualify based on income or hardship cases may receive to up to 75% off their prescription purchase price. For more information and to apply, please click here.
Prosper HealthCare Lending
Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive with a loan from Prosper Healthcare Lending:
- Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
- Longer terms for lower monthly payments
- No collateral required
- No prepayment penalties
- Fast & easy loan inquiry process
- 100% Confidential
- Medication Discounts
Frequently Asked Financial Questions
Office manager and financial counselor Jennifer Mandell answers patients’ most common financial questions regarding fertility treatment and IVF.
1. How much does IVF cost?
IVF costs depend on the diagnosis of the couple. There are certain infertility treatments that may vary by couple, including preimplantation genetic diagnosis, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, cryopreservation of embryos. Not every couple’s procedure is exactly the same. The financial aspect of IVF will also depend on the extent of a patient’s insurance coverage.
2. How do I know what my insurance covers?
Before you even walk through the door for your initial consultation, we get all of your insurance information over the phone.
Our administrative team then verifies your insurance benefits and has everything in writing to go over with you after your consultation with the physician. It will show what is covered, what’s not covered, what type of deductibles you have met or need to meet before your insurance picks up anything. Then, of course, if you do not have any benefits, we go over all of the financials in person and what you can expect to pay out-of-pocket.
The most important thing you can do is to know how you are covered by your specific plan. You will need to know what type of deductible you have, your out-of-pocket maximum, co-pays and how your insurance covers visits to a specialist.
3. Can I check my own insurance benefits?
If you want to review your benefits before you come to the clinic for testing or treatment, check with your insurance company to see if they have diagnostic testing benefits for infertility and, possibly, treatment benefits. Most insurance companies will not cover the treatment of infertility, but they do pick up the diagnostic testing, including consultations, office visits with the physicians, sonograms, blood work, any diagnostic x-rays, etc.
4. What programs are available to help pay for IVF?
We do have payment options for patients without treatment coverage through Prosper Healthcare Lending. Once you enter your information, you will receive a response within 15 minutes on whether or not you can apply for a loan. Prosper Healthcare Lending has low-interest loans for patients’ infertility procedures.
5. Are there options to help pay for infertility medications?
Patients without treatment coverage are not going to have coverage for the medications that go along with an IVF cycle. We do have program options through Compassionate Care and First Steps. When you become a patient at FIRM, you will be given an application to complete for these programs – most everybody applies for some type of discount on their medications.