I am just starting the IVF with ICSI route. The RE my ob/gyn sent me to is $15k plus drugs ($3-5k). My insurance does pay 85% of drugs after deductible. I like the RE, but I have a second appointment for today with another RE. There are two other women on the board using this second clinic - it is more like $10k, plus if the first IVF doesn't work, they don't charge doctor's fees for the second IVF. So I am shopping around. I do really like the first RE alot and they seem to really have it together. But it is so expensive and I am trying to be realistic in that most people don't succeed the 1st time.
So even though I have an appointment with a second RE this afternoon, I am having a hysteroscopy today with the first RE this morning. Can't control the timing!
Someone just asked this on IF so I copied and pasted my response- I hope this works. It's all our cost at Cornell
Cost at Cornell (you might now need them all but I listed them anyway): IVF- 8900 (not sure if that covers the blood test/ultrasounds because they charge them separately- there are about 3-4 ultrasounds at $300 each plus bloodwork ranges- about $50-100 each)ICSI- 2500 Assisted Hatching: 1000 (might be 1500 - can't remember) Freezing leftover embryos- 1000 Hospital fee- 1000 Anesthesia- 750 (for egg retrieval) Drugs- It depends on what they put you on and how high a dose. I took a lot so mine might be on the higher end (450 Gonal F, 150 menopur, 20 units micro lupron) plus the climara patch, HCG, antibiotics for you and DH and one other steroid and progesterone. All that cost about $3500. Insurance did cover the antibiotics (which are like $8 anyway).
It is a lot of money- If you're all OOP, there are many girls who have donated meds after they got pregnant and I definitely benefitted from their generosity so I highly recommend that. All the drugs I received were new and sealed. A woman on this board coordinates all the nesties who donate- she posts about once a week- I can track down her e-mail when you need it if you can't find it.