Last August, after a tube rupture from an ectopic pregnancy, my husband and I were told IVF is our only option to conceive. I have been researching the heck out of everything, signed up for IVF with a local civilian clinic, and now we have learned about IVF at Walter Reed.... The civilian clinic charges 12,900 for IVF with ICSI (As long as we get 4 blasts that make it to freeze stage, this includes everything for 4 tries except meds which are $3 to 5K). According to their website, Walter Reed charged $6197 in 2013; however, it seems as though there are a bunch of misc. charges such as admin fees, embryo & sperm freeze/storage, etc.
Does anyone have additional info on IVF at a military clinic such as Walter Reed? Fees, program, etc?? Online someone said it was like a "cattle call." But others have said it was great. We are really torn on which route to go. The civilian clinic is easier as it is close by, all of our documentation is there, and we know everyone already. The military clinic is a training hospital, the success rates are a bit lower, but would the $ savings might be worth giving it a shot? We want to make the best choice both financially and emotionally. Thanks in advance for any help.