Houston IVF Compassionate Care Program
Infertility can be confusing and stressful enough without the added uncertainty of paying for treatment. At Houston IVF, we are dedicated to solving the mystery of infertility, one couple at a time, but we realize that infertility care can be expensive, and perhaps out of reach for some couples.
That is why we have implemented the Compassionate Care Program, designed to make infertility testing and treatment more available and affordable. Patients who have no insurance coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures and limited personal resources are eligible to receive discounts on their treatment at Houston IVF, based on their Adjusted Gross Income.
During the course of preparation, couples often spend time and money undergoing treatments which may be less expensive, but also less effective, and end up paying more than they would have if they had they been promptly diagnosed and treated by a specialist. Our objective is to remove the financial anxiety associated with treatment options and help couples determine the best solution. In instances where IVF is the most logical treatment option, Compassionate Care can help couples in need reduce their out-of-pocket expenses.
- Patients must be an appropriate medical candidate as deemed by physician, and have a reasonable expectation of pregnancy. If the physician believes the patient is a candidate for the Compassionate Care Program, they will notify the Financial Consultant to discuss the program and give the financial requirements.
- Patient deemed an appropriate medical candidate by the physician must provide the clinic with supporting financial documentation along with the completed application.
- Patient and spouse income must be reported and combined to determine the Adjusted Gross Income. Copies of the last two years’ tax returns and last two pay stubs will need to accompany the completed application. Couples filing separate tax returns must provide both returns.
How the Program Works
- Patients of Houston IVF who believe they qualify for the program simply fill out the Compassionate Care Program application in the office.
- Those who are approved will receive up to a discount off the cost of most fertility services provided on site. The discount does not apply to the infertility workup, medications or anesthesia fees.
- A patient’s approval for the Compassionate Care Program is good for six months. Re-application with updated returns may be required beyond that period.
Please contact a Financial Consultant if you have any questions regarding this program
These are discounted fees and no other discounts may be applied.
Houston IVF Military Discount Program
Houston IVF recognizes our men and women who served in the United States Military and offers active and veterans a substantial discount on their infertility treatment. Plus, your initial consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists is free.
Additionally, some of the companies who provide infertility medications offer discounted prices for past or present members of our armed forces.
To qualify, the patient or spouse just needs to show identification as proof of their involvement with the US Armed Forces.
Contact one of our Financial Consultants for more information at 713-465-1211.
Houston IVF is proud partner with LiveSTRONG’s Fertility Program for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. Through the program, qualified applicants are provided access to fertility medications, services from Houston IVF’s Physicians and continued support. For more information, click here.
Cade FoundationThe Tinina Q. Cade Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness of infertility and serve the needs of couples struggling with infertility by providing educational resources and financial assistance for helping them grow their families. The foundation prides itself on three main goals: to serve the community by providing education on infertility and related issues working alone as well as in partnership with other organizations; to provide financial assistance for families struggling with infertility who are either pursuing treatment or domestic adoption through grants; and to raise funds that will be used to provide grants for families pursuing fertility treatment or domestic adoption.
Each year the foundation provides selected infertile families up to $10,000 to assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment or domestic adoption.
For more information on the Cade Foundation, please log-on to their website: www.cadefoundation.org