Fertility treatments can add up. Especially if you end up paying for a series of treatments that may or may not lead to a baby. While the price tag is an important factor in choosing the best clinic for you and your family, be sure to also consider the quality of the fertility clinic and their success rates.
Because there are so many factors in getting pregnant and having a healthy baby, even the best fertility clinics will often suggest buying a multi-round package for IVF. This package can take the stress off you as you go through IVF. Freeze-all IVF cycles, where your eggs are retrieved, fertilized, and grown to day 5-7 then frozen in a highly successful vitrification process can be a cost savings for multiple reasons. First, you may have multiple embryos ready to use, so if your first embryo transfer does not work, you’ll have another embryo ready to try again. Second, your clinic can perform a PGT-A biopsy to test and make sure the embryo’s chromosomes are correct which improves the success rate and limits the possibility of an early miscarriage. Lastly, after you have a healthy baby, it’s possible you’ll have another viable embryo ready to go when that baby needs a sibling.
At Overlake Reproductive Health we are proud to introduce the Peace of Mind® Program for IVF patients – the first and only program in the Pacific Northwest to offer a 100% refund guarantee for cycles using your own eggs as well as donor eggs – to give you the freedom to undergo the effective fertility treatment you need without financial uncertainty. We are so confident our IVF treatments will work, we’re one of the only clinics to offer this.
How Does the Peace of Mind 100% Refund Program Work?
The Peace of Mind 100% Refund Program is for cash pay patients – meaning we do not run it through insurance (most patients do not have fertility insurance anyway).
For couples who qualify medically, we offer up to four egg retrieval cycles with your own eggs or donor eggs, and as many frozen embryo cycles as needed, for a fixed discounted fee. If using your own eggs, all egg retrieval cycles must be completed before age 38. If using Donor Egg, all cycles must be completed before age 55, with medical clearance for pregnancy if appropriate.
You can continue treatment until you achieve a “take home baby!”
If you don’t take a baby home from the hospital after all available treatment cycles, we will refund you 100% of the Program fee. That’s how confident we are in our diagnoses and treatments.
The program fee covers all treatment costs except pre-cycle diagnostic testing, surgery other than IVF procedures, fertility medications, the cost of donor sperm if needed and/or egg donor screening, and egg donor compensation. These costs not covered because they are third party costs. We do cover the first year of embryo cryo storage (from the date of the initial freeze date).
If the treatment works the first time, couples will have paid more than if they had paid for one cycle at a time. But if you don’t get pregnant, or have a miscarriage, you have the confidence to keep going. If you need two egg retrieval cycles to succeed, you will have paid less than traditional fee-for-service pricing. If it takes more than that, you will pay substantially less and more and more of your treatment will be “on us.”
Are there any exceptions to the 100% refund?
Apart from a take home baby, only two. Couples can choose to withdraw from the program at any time, for any reason, once you have used all your frozen embryos to try to get pregnant. At that time, we will be happy to refund any money remaining after the cost of your treatments has been subtracted.
Occasionally, despite careful pre-cycle testing, we will need to withdraw a couple from the program after one or more treatment cycles. This is not common, and we will give you a prorated refund based on the number of egg retrieval cycles completed.
Do you offer the Peace of Mind Program to Out-of-State Patients?
Yes, and we offer an out-of-state discount. We have successfully helped couples from Canada and many states achieve their dreams. We can often coordinate your testing and treatment with a fertility clinic closer to home, and we can help you to plan for the occasions when you do need to travel to our clinic for procedures. We have more information here for Canadian patients.
So, if you’re thinking about IVF but concerned about incremental costs and needing multiple rounds, this may be your best option. It’s hard to know if one shot is all you’ll need, but with this package your baby’s in the bag either way.