Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare for my first visit?
Bring all medical records, lab results, and questions that you might have with you. If you have had previous fertility treatments, or relevant medical procedures, please bring both records and contact information for the medical professionals that may have participated in your care.
Should I visit with my partner for the first visit consultation?
Although it is not compulsory, we can’t recommend highly enough that both partners are a part of the initial consultation.
If I call today, when will I have the initial consultation?
Our schedule is often quite busy. However, we are usually able to get patients scheduled for their first consultation within a couple weeks of their first call.
I want to see a financial consultant. Is that possible on the first visit?
Yes, you can meet a financial consultant and discuss the treatment costs.
Does The Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility accept insurance?
The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that not very many insurance providers offer benefits related to fertility treatments. When you schedule your initial appointment and we collect your insurance information we will be better able to advise you on what may or may not be covered and what your out-of-pocket investment might be.
Do I have to fill any forms before the consultation?
All forms will be available when you arrive, however, it is a faster and easier process to complete your forms, which are available online, ahead of time. Download Forms
How soon will I get a diagnosis and/or a treatment plan?
Diagnosis and treatment plans are different for every patient, but you may get an estimated timeline for treatment during the initial consultation. Since there are different kinds of tests that may need to be conducted during different stages in your cycle, it may depend on when in your cycle you come to initially see us. Once all tests have been completed, we will be able to present you with your diagnosis and recommended treatment plan.
I’m not from Tucson. Can I get a treatment at The Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Yes. We have patients who fly in from all over the world to be treated by us. Let us know if you need any recommendations for either lodging or transportation services and we will be happy to provide some recommendations.
Can you tell me the treatment costs and payment options?
Costs vary depending on the number and type of treatment. We are happy to answer all your questions related to costs and help you work out a solution to help you achieve your goals. Please take a moment to visit our Financial Resources section for more details.
We are facing only male fertility issues. Can you treat my partner without me getting involved?
Probably not. Even when dealing with male fertility issues, we need the female partner for the IVF treatment process with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) or intrauterine insemination (IUI). Regardless of cause, fertility treatments generally require the participation of both partners.
What kind of tests can I expect during my first visit to The Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
There are several tests that can be completed during the initial consultation with our doctor to give us a better understanding of the obstacles to your fertility. You can visit our First Visit Tests to learn more about the tests that may be recommended.
When can we begin the treatment once a diagnosis is made?
After we do a complete assessment we start treatment in one cycle—around 1 month. Sometimes, the assessment itself helps you to conceive as we try to create the perfect situation for conception.
What is the treatment duration?
This can vary widely depending upon the cause and complexity of the issues. Some patients are able to get pregnant within just a few months, while it may take 6 months or longer for other patients.
How many times will you attempt the IVF process?
Ideally, IVF is successful during the first attempt or cycle. However, the rule of thumb is to expect 3 cycles to really maximize your chances of getting pregnant.
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