March 30, 2017

Access To Fertility Clinics

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In the United States, it would be easy to assume that all patients have access to infertility treatment. In fact, approximately 25 million women in the U.S. have limited or no access to fertility clinics. While there are over 500 IVF clinics in the U.S., the vast majority (greater than 85%) are in metropolitan areas, which leaves women in rural areas with few or no options.

In addition to geographic barriers, cost is another enormous obstacle for the majority of Americans struggling with infertility. Nationwide, the majority of insurers do not cover infertility services, thus forcing patients to pay out-of-pocket. Infertility is a medical condition and should be recognized as such. In Massachusetts, we are fortunate because most employers and insurers are required to provide some level of infertility coverage due to a state mandate. There are many exceptions to this rule, however. For instance, if a patient’s employer is based out of state, then they are not required to provide fertility coverage, even if the patient lives in Massachusetts.

We are very proud of our program at Fertility Centers of New England. We recognize that cost and location are key factors for patients seeking fertility care. Our success rates are outstanding, and we offer one of the most cost-competitive packages available. With 11 locations throughout New England, we want all of our patients to have access to convenient, affordable, exceptional fertility care. If you have questions about your or your partner’s fertility, please contact us today!

 

 

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Beth Plante, M.D.

Beth Plante, M.D. Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility