How do I find a doctor?
- If you are insured, contact your insurance company for a list of participating providers in your area to ensure you gain the best reimbursement for care needed. You can also visit www.ama-assn.org to search for a physician in your area according to speciality and view their credentials. We recommend that you verify the provider chosen is in-network to avoid additional costs to your care. If you are uninsured, learn more about your healthcare options here.
Will I have to delay my cancer treatment to preserve my fertility?
- Talk to your health care team about your options as soon as possible. With some cancer diagnoses, there may be a window of time before you start treatment when you can preserve your fertility. Other diagnoses only allow a short period of time before starting cancer treatment. The time required for fertility preservation treatment can differ depending on the preservation options you choose. Learn more about oncofertility here.
Does insurance cover fertility preservation? Are there other assistance programs available?
- The financial costs of fertility treatments can be very high and difficult to manage. Insurance coverage for fertility preservation ranges from no coverage to some to full. Review your insurance policy or call your insurance company to inquire about fertility coverage. There are also some programs available to help with the cost of fertility preservation:
- LIVESTRONG Fertility, 1-855-844-7777
- Fertile Action, 1-877-276-5951
- Heart Beat Program, 1-888-347-3415
I need dental work done, but don’t have dental insurance. What can I do?
- Visit the American Dental Association to find programs that may assist you. You can also contact your local dental schools – most dental schools provide affordable dental care to individuals based on their income and need.