An option for patients who can't afford IVF

February 1, 2006

If you have an infertile patient whose insurance does not cover in vitro fertilization, there's hope.

If you have an infertile patient whose insurance does not cover in vitro fertilization, there's hope. The nonprofit InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, or INCIID, has created a national IVF scholarship program for infertile couples. The program, known as "From INCIID the Heart," provides select couples with donated IVF cycles, including the retrieval of eggs, transfer of embryos, fertility medications, laboratory work during the IVF treatment cycle, and ultrasound exams during the treatment cycle. (Applicants may be required to pay for other services, such as storage of embryos and treatment for complications arising from the IVF treatment cycle.)

The program is open to any person residing in the United States, and preference is given to couples without any living children and who have a combined income of $60,000 per year or less. INCIID is dedicated to providing information to infertile couples on family-building options. For information, visit http://www.inciid.org/.