i am so grateful

for receiving free meds this cycle…. i can’t convey how much of a burden it took off of me to have qualified for a program that donates meds to couples with no infertility benefits.  if you haven’t checked it out, go to www.fertilitylifelines.com

the program is called compassionate care, and you can get more info on it by calling 866-538-7879.  you have to be under the care of a reproductive endocrinologist, have no prescription benefits for infertility medications, and meet an income requirement.  fertility lifelines faxed the forms to me, and i filled them out and faxed them back the same day along with my tax information, paystubs, and insurance card for verification of benefits.  within 3 days, i was notified that their committee approved us for the program.  the meds were overnighted to my RE’s office the next day.

i was sent a gonal-f 900u pen, 3 gonal-f 300u pens, and an ovidrel trigger injection.  nurse j. threw in two injections of ganirelix that she had at the office….

for a grand total of:  *** $1787.74 ***

gonal-f 900u:  $779.88

gonal-f 300u:  $259.96 x 3

ganirelix:  $81.99 x 2

ovidrel:  $64.00

(prices from www.fertilitymeds.com)

the only things i will have to pay out of pocket for are my prometrium rx (which insurance may cover), and possibly more ganirelix if needed.  if we hadn’t qualified for this program, we would have had to save up for 2-3 additional months just to cover the meds alone.  seeing these numbers makes me so grateful that there are programs out there to help people who have hit roadblocks with insurance coverage.

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4 Comments

  1. Gina said,

    February 18, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    That is excellent news!

  2. krazykids said,

    February 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    That is awesome! Hooray!
    ~smilelari~

  3. Karrey said,

    February 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    A that is amazing! What a wonderful program for such deserving people. It is nice to know that ALL haven’t been forgotten. Restores a little faith ya know?

  4. February 19, 2009 at 1:36 am

    I’m so happy for you, girl!! Prayers answered.


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