Frequently Asked Questions about Fertility
Do I need a consult before I start IVF or have an IUI?
Yes, all new patients require a consult so that the doctor can be sure you have the best plan of care for you.
How much are the consultations?
What can I expect during the consultation?
Consultations last approximately an hour. It includes a 30-45 minute conversation and history review with the doctor, a physical exam for the female, and an ultrasound if it is deemed necessary.
How much do the medications cost for an IVF cycle?
Between $3,000 – $5,000. Servy Massey Fertility Institute works with various programs that our patients may apply to receive a discount of the medication costs.
Should I bring my husband or partner?
Yes, we highly encourage you to bring your husband or partner to the consultation. This really helps both of you to fully understand the process. However, it is not mandatory.
How long does it take to go through an IVF cycle?
On average, it takes 19 days. However, there are many variables that affect this. At Servy Massey Fertility Institute, we do not “batch” our cycles, which means you do not have to wait on other patients to coordinate cycles.
Is my insurance accepted or what type of insurance do you accept?
Yes, we do accept many insurance plans. Insurance coverage is different based on each provider and your individual plan. Please check with our administrative staff when you call to schedule your consultation.
Does my insurance cover this?
Every insurance policy is different. You will need to call your insurance company and ask if you have infertility or diagnostic coverage. In your new-patient packet, you will receive an insurance verification form that has all of the questions you need to ask your insurance company.
Are Dr. Massey and Dr. Servy in network with my insurance carrier?
Although we are contracted with several insurance carriers, it is your responsibility to verify this with your individual insurance plan because it does change.
What insurance carriers pay for IVF? Or can you recommend an insurance carrier who pays for IVF?
Unfortunately, we do not have information on insurance policies that cover infertility treatments.
Do you verify insurance benefits?
Yes, if have all the insurance information at least a week in advance.
If I am coming from another fertility office do I need to transfer my records?
Yes, please do the request as soon as possible. You can do this by contacting the previous office and requesting a release of medical information, which will need to be done in writing.
Do I have to repeat my test that I just had done at the infertility office where my records are being transferred from?
As a low-cost fertility center, it is our goal not to run unnecessary tests. If the test was performed recently, we generally do not repeat testing. However, if the test is not recent enough or the results are questionable, we may repeat a test.
Do you provide a payment plan?
We are collaborating with Prosper HealthCare Lending so our patients can apply for financing.
Where does the egg retrieval take place?
In the Augusta lab. This is the home of our low-cost services.
Do you do tubal reversals? How much does it cost? Is there a payment plan for this?
We do tubal reversals in our Augusta office. However, you can come to either office for your initial consultation. The cost of the procedure depends on whether you have the mini-laparotomy or robotic surgery. Some insurance companies may cover a portion of the tubal ligation reversal. If your insurance is a carrier that will cover part of your surgical costs, please make sure they send the reimbursement check to you directly. Patients can call our office for more information on pricing. Prosper HealthCare Lending offers limited financial assistance for this procedure.
What is the cost of ICSI?
Our lab fee is comprehensive. It includes ICSI and assisted hatching which are done as needed. Most labs charge higher fees when these procedures are added.
How does the tubal reversal surgery work?
For starters, we need the operative notes from your tubal sterilization to check how much remaining tube we have to work with. If there is less than 5 cm, chances for success are very low. We also need the results of a semen analysis. A consultation and physical examination are necessary before surgery. This is an outpatient surgery. It is performed with an operative microscope. The procedure will last between two and three hours.
Do you accept sperm donors?
How can I become an egg donor?
Contact our Atlanta office by calling (404) 228-7199.