Free Fertility Medication

Low Income Families May Qualify for Free IVF Meds

We recognize that sometimes it may be difficult for hopeful parents to come up with money necessary for fertility treatments, no matter how much more affordable IVF treatments abroad are. The cost of IVF medication may represent a rather significant portion of your total IVF costs. As a rule, the older the patient is, the more medication she will require. If your combined household income does not exceed $100,000 a year, you may be able to qualify for free IVF meds. Here are the details about the program and information on how you can submit your application.

Incidentally, did you know that our all inclusive IVF packages start at $8,199 and include airfare for two and hotel stay?

Gonal F is one of the most important fertility drugs used in ovulation stimulation. It is also one of the more expensive drugs. It is not uncommon for IVF patients over 35 to spend in excess of $3,000 on Gonal F alone in one cycle. The good news is the manufacturer of GONAL-f (follitropin alfa for injection), Ovidrel Prefilled Syringe (choriogonadotropin alfa injection), and Luveris (lutropin alfa for injection) has a program that offers these fertility drugs free of charge to qualified families. The name of the program is Compassionate Care and it is available to IVF patients who may not otherwise afford IVF meds.

In order to receive free IVF medication, patients must meet the following criteria. Moreover, free IVF meds are available to patients using their own eggs or to patients using egg donors.

  • Combined household income below $100K
  • No insurance coverage for fertility medication
  • Patient must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Have not received IVF medication through EMD Serono’s Compassionate Care in the past

free-fertility-medicationEMD Serono will evaluate your income based on a standard set of parameters, including the federal poverty guidelines. This will also take into account the number of people in the household and state of residence. Be prepared to submit your current pay stubs and previous year’s tax return. To prove U.S. citizenship, one must send in a copy of her birth certificate or naturalization papers. Lastly, if you have already undergone IVF treatments before, it will helpful to share your out of pocket expenses (records) associated with your previous fertility treatments.

We’ve been told the process takes around a week. To request the Compassionate Care Application form, call Fertility Life Line at (866) 538-7879. The filled out application, along with all supporting documents, should be faxed to (866) 882-2900. You can also mail your application to the following address.

Attn: Compassionate Care Program
12 Kent Way
Byfield, MA 01922

In case you don’t qualify for free meds, you may be able to qualify for a $500 discount for your next purchase of Gonal-f.

Lastly, you may be able to list your medical expenses, including those associated with IVF medication, as a deduction on your income tax return.

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