If you are a patient who is considering treatment and management for infertility, you should contact your insurance carrier to determine exactly what type of coverage you have related to infertility. Insurance companies resist covering new treatments and often do not cover any aspect of infertility management.
However, some insurance companies do cover the medical problems that are the primary cause of infertility such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or endometriosis, but will not cover the actual infertility treatment. Infertility treatment includes, but is not limited to, prescribing ovulation induction hormones, associated office visits, vaginal probe ultrasounds, HCG injections and intrauterine insemination. Once a patient is receiving infertility treatment procedures which are not covered or are poorly reimbursed by your insurance carrier, the Southern Pines Women's Health Center will require payment in full at the time of the service.
Again, you are advised as a patient seeking medical management for infertility, to talk to your insurance carrier. Insurance companies frequently ask for copies of your medical records when infertility is involved; consequently, it is best to know before a service is rendered how much it will cost and how much you will need to pay out of pocket.
If we can be of assistance in this area, please speak with our Business Department.