The New York State Department of Health administers an Infertility Demonstration Program where IVF centers are selected to participate in a statewide infertility program. If you are a NYS resident hoping to do IVF that is not covered by insurance, you could be eligible for funding. Based on income, NYS will share the cost with you for an IVF cycle. The program includes a subsidy for testicular sperm extractions based on the services offered by the center.
Here is the criteria for eligibility:
- privately insured and your insurance coverage of these procedures is not a covered benefit
- no longer covered for infertility services because your benefit is exhausted
- a NYS resident
- between the ages of 21-44
- clinically infertile and meet other health criteria.
The program was designed so that the patient's cost share cannot exceed ten percent of the patient's gross household income annually; therefore, financial support is available on a sliding scale basis.
To find out which IVF center or if you're RE is eligible for the program, you can ask your doctor or check the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), http://sart.org where the CDC publishes this information along with annual success rates for IVF centers.
Visit this website to find out more information on the program.