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Out of pocket cost of IUI?

Our insurance doesn't cover IUI, so I'm wondering, IF it should come to that, how much does it generally run? ?

thanks!?

Re: Out of pocket cost of IUI?

  • Mine doesn't cover it either and I pay $275, which includes a U/S, sperm preparation (wash) and IUI.  I also have to pay OOP for meds and 1-2 other U/S for that cycle.  Hope that helps!
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    Tried 4 cycles of Clomid, TI, Gonal-f, and IUI's - all BFFN's
    Both tubes removed Nov '09
    Low AMH = 0.3
    IVF #1 for Feb '10 - cancelled due to poor response - Gonal-f and Repronex
    IVF #1.2 for June '10 - Gonal-f, Menopur, and micro Lupron
    ER - 6/19 (2 retrieved), ET - 6/22 (1 transferred with ICSI), Beta 7/5 = BFFN
    IVF #2 for Nov '10 was cancelled due to poor response - Follistim, Repronex, and micro Lupron
    IVF #2.2 for Feb '11 - Gonal-f, Repronex, and Ganirelix
    ER - 2/24 (8 retrieved), ET - 3/1 (2 transferred with ICSI), froze 3, Beta 3/11 = BFFN
    FET - 4/19 (3 transferred), Beta 4/28 = BFP, EDD 1/4/12
  • wow! that's FAR less than I thought it would be! ?Someone I know said the same thing today and I couldn't believe it was so inexpensive. ?I know IVF is super expensive; for some reason I figured IUI would be as well. ?

    thanks!?

  • hope4ushope4us member
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    Once you get into injectables, which I haven't done yet, it can get expensive.  Clomid is the cheapest and I only have to pay $35 for 100mg (5 day supply).  Also the bloodwork at the lab can be up there too:  progesterone-$48 and E2-$75.

    I was also told to keep all receipts to anything health/medical related (even mileage to doc) in a folder for tax purposes incase you start having to pay lots OOP. 

    Wishing you the best of luck and hope you get a BFP soon.

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    TTC #2 since Nov '07
    Tried 4 cycles of Clomid, TI, Gonal-f, and IUI's - all BFFN's
    Both tubes removed Nov '09
    Low AMH = 0.3
    IVF #1 for Feb '10 - cancelled due to poor response - Gonal-f and Repronex
    IVF #1.2 for June '10 - Gonal-f, Menopur, and micro Lupron
    ER - 6/19 (2 retrieved), ET - 6/22 (1 transferred with ICSI), Beta 7/5 = BFFN
    IVF #2 for Nov '10 was cancelled due to poor response - Follistim, Repronex, and micro Lupron
    IVF #2.2 for Feb '11 - Gonal-f, Repronex, and Ganirelix
    ER - 2/24 (8 retrieved), ET - 3/1 (2 transferred with ICSI), froze 3, Beta 3/11 = BFFN
    FET - 4/19 (3 transferred), Beta 4/28 = BFP, EDD 1/4/12
  • I agree with PP. The type of protocol will tell the tale.  Clomid IUI is far less expensive then injectable IUI.  I am in the process of doing my cost analysis and praying that my insurance covers most of the injecables! If not, I am out of the game and I would hate to not be able to have number 2 because of money issues... that would suck.  I am also 38.5 so it is now or never for this to happen. 

    I would also look into public funding.  Many states have IF coverage for people with no insurance or no coverage.

    Good luck! 

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    Nothing was covered for us except our u/s's and b/w.

    For my meds (Gonal-F and Ovidrel trigger....), it cost around $400 (from Freedom Pharmacy....)

    Then.....we did back to back IUI's......each IUI was $380 ($190 for the actual procedure and $190 for sperm wash....). So we did two.....so $760 total.

    So.....if you add up the meds and IUI's, it cost us a little over $1,000......

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  • I am new here and just starting diagnostic testing.  (which is covered under my insurance) 

    We are doing IUI next month and the total cost is $2,875  which now seems quite high.  It does not include any injectibles.

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    I am new here and just starting diagnostic testing.  (which is covered under my insurance) 

    We are doing IUI next month and the total cost is $2,875  which now seems quite high.  It does not include any injectibles.

    WOW...Is that cost per cycle?  Wish you the best of luck getting PG right away.

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    TTC #2 since Nov '07
    Tried 4 cycles of Clomid, TI, Gonal-f, and IUI's - all BFFN's
    Both tubes removed Nov '09
    Low AMH = 0.3
    IVF #1 for Feb '10 - cancelled due to poor response - Gonal-f and Repronex
    IVF #1.2 for June '10 - Gonal-f, Menopur, and micro Lupron
    ER - 6/19 (2 retrieved), ET - 6/22 (1 transferred with ICSI), Beta 7/5 = BFFN
    IVF #2 for Nov '10 was cancelled due to poor response - Follistim, Repronex, and micro Lupron
    IVF #2.2 for Feb '11 - Gonal-f, Repronex, and Ganirelix
    ER - 2/24 (8 retrieved), ET - 3/1 (2 transferred with ICSI), froze 3, Beta 3/11 = BFFN
    FET - 4/19 (3 transferred), Beta 4/28 = BFP, EDD 1/4/12
  • Hi Hope4us,

    Yes, that is per cycle.  I hope it happens the first cycle too.  Otherwise, I don't know how many we will do!!!  Thanks for wishing us luck---I think we need it!!  The best of luck to you too!!

  • Warning: ?It varies widely for the same procedure in the same city. ?In MA, where insurance covers treatment after a diagnosis of infertility, the big places jacked up their prices to get the insurance money and it is insane. ?

    But I found a clinic associated with a hospital that is half of that expense. ?It is geared towards women having IUI's but without known infertility (lesbians) and without insurance. ?Same procedure, half the price.

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