Nov 02 2015

Understanding the Cost of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)


A pregnant woman undergoing an examAt The Centre for Reproductive Medicine, patients in and around the Lubbock area can count on our team of fertility specialists and their expertise. We offer a whole host of fertility treatments, from in vitro fertilization (IVF) to artificial insemination options such as IUI.

We've received a number of questions from patients about the cost and viability of artificial insemination. Let's take a moment to consider this in a bit more detail.

What Is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a form of artificial insemination that places semen in a woman's uterus using a catheter. The procedure is more effective than previous forms of artificial insemination that placed the sperm outside of the cervix.

The Average Cost of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

The cost of intrauterine insemination (IUI) can vary a fair amount from practice to practice and from patient to patient. This is because each treatment must be tailored to the needs of every patient, and as a result, different factors come into play when it comes to cost. While providing an exact price for IUI isn't going to tell the whole story about the procedure, we can say that it is less expensive than in vitro fertilization (IVF) and is relatively affordable for many couples and individuals.

During a consultation with our team, you will be able to receive a personalized price quote for your IUI treatment.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Treatment

Some of the factors that may determine the total cost of intrauterine insemination (IUI) include the following:

  • The location of the practice
  • The fertility specialists at the practice
  • The needs for fertility drugs
  • Additional services (e.g., sperm donors or washing)
  • The complexities of the case
  • Special pricing concerns unique to an individual practice

Does insurance cover the cost of intrauterine insemination (IUI)?

By and large, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is not covered by your health insurance. It may be worth checking with your healthcare provider just in case some coverage is offered, however, as policies and providers do vary.

Payment Plans and Financing Options for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

If the cost of intrauterine insemination (IUI) proves too steep, there are different monthly payment options. These financing plans function much like a credit card or a traditional loan. An established lending institution will cover the total cost of the fertility treatment, with the patient paying back this amount. Interest will apply to the total amount owed. Many patients find this is a great way of budgeting properly.

Is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Right for Me?

There are plenty of options for starting the family that you have always wanted. During a consultation with the team, you will be able to get the answers you need when it comes to intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and other helpful procedures. We'll be sure to answer all questions and address all concerns so you can make a smart and confident choice.

Learn More About Your Fertility Treatment Options

For more information about intrauterine insemination (IUI) as well as your many other fertility treatment options, be sure to contact our team of fertility specialists today. We at The Centre for Reproductive Medicine look forward to your visit and helping you make the best choices about your fertility treatment options.

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