Special Program Offerings

September 30, 2015. By CFA.

Special Program Offerings

Columbia Fertility Associates currently has the following special program offerings in effect. For complete program details, please call or email our financial counselors at the location closest to you in DC (202.293.6567), Arlington (703.525.4776) or Bethesda (301.897.8850).

Freezing for the Future

Our Oocyte (Egg) Cryopreservation (Freeze) Global Package includes three (3) Egg Freeze Cycles or 20 Eggs, whichever comes first. The package is valid for one (1) year from the start of stimulation medication in the 1st cycle to the start of stimulation medication in the final (3rd) cycle.

Package includes:

  • Monitoring ultrasounds and blood work after starting stimulation medications
  • Oocyte (Egg) retrieval procedure (under ultrasound guidance)
  • Admission and nursing care for Oocyte (Egg) retrieval
  • Oocyte (egg) identification
  • Oocyte preservation for each cycle
  • 1 year of Oocyte storage
  • Anesthesiologist fee and anesthesia medication (included in 1st cycle only)

Available for cycles on or after October 1, 2015. Global package is considered complete when 20 eggs are retrieved OR the completion of 3 egg freeze cycles.

The Freezing for the Future package excludes anesthesia for each additional cycle, orientation, training of injectable medications (1-time fee), and monitoring fee (if cycle is canceled after stimulation is initiated).

IVF with PGD/PGS Sweetheart Deal

In support of our self-pay, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) patients using Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis/Screening (PGD/PGS) we extended our “Sweetheart Deal” to include a discounted IVF with PGD/PGS cycle.

If you had two self-pay IVF with PGD/PGS cycles that did not result in an embryo transfer due to no blastocysts to biopsy or all abnormal blastocysts, you qualify for this discounted cycle.  Consecutive IVF with PGD/PGS cycles are not required.

Program Features

  • Monitoring ultrasounds and bloodwork after starting stimulation medications
  • Anesthesiologist fee and anesthesia medication
  • Oocyte (Egg) retrieval procedure (under ultrasound guidance)
  • Admission and nursing care for Oocyte (Egg) retrieval
  • Oocyte (egg) identification and preparation for fertilization
  • Semen processing
  • Culture of fertilized oocytes for 1-6 days (to blastocyst stage)

This Sweetheart Deal fee excludes the cost of ICSI, p-ICSI, Assisted Hatching, Embryo Biopsy, Cryopreservation and Storage of Embryos, and Frozen Embryo Transfer. 

Sweetheart Deal

What makes our Sweetheart Deal different than traditional “Shared Risk” programs that are commonly offered by Reproductive Centers?

  1. First, and for some – most importantly, you don’t have to qualify to participate in the program. This option is available to ALL self-pay IVF patients.
  2. Secondly, there are no large up-front payments to participate in the program.

Program Details:

  1. Self-Pay IVF Cycle (excludes donor egg cycles)
  2. NO qualifying (age, indication, history, etc)
  3. The IVF cycles are pay as you go (up-front cost of single cycles vs. a large upfront payment that other locations may or may not refund you)
  4. Consecutive cycles are not required (need to take a month or two off? go for it!)
  5. After two fresh cycles, you can opt to have an FET as the third free cycle.
  6. Successful IVF cycle in the realm of this program is having a gestational period of 10 weeks or more.
  7. Anesthesia costs for fresh cycles are not included in the free cycle; frozen cycles do not incur anesthesia costs
  8. A cycle includes monitoring, egg retrieval and embryo transfer. (Note, if you have a fresh cycle that does not go to a transfer, that cycle would not count towards the sweetheart deal program since there is no opportunity to achieve pregnancy.)
  9. ICSI, pICSI, Assisted Hatching, PGD Biopsy, Cryopreservation and storage are additional costs and will not be covered in your free cycle.

 Military Discount

Columbia Fertility Associates honors our military. If you are active military or reservist, you may be eligible for a 25% discount for IUI or IVF self-pay global packages. Effective date of January 1, 2016. Patients must have current identification. 

Would you like to learn more about these special program offerings? Our financial counselors are ready to assist you. Please call or email the location closest to you in DC (202.293.6567), Arlington (703.525.4776) or Bethesda (301.897.8850).

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