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Audubon Fertility IVF Grant

At Audubon Fertility we understand that many couples who need IVF do not have insurance coverage for fertility treatment and proceeding with this treatment can be a significant financial burden for them. We created the Audubon Fertility IVF Grant so that we can help a patient or couple overcome the financial barriers to building their family.

Applications are due April 30, 2024.  The grant will be awarded by May 14, 2024.   

Audubon Fertility IVF Grant FAQS

What is the Audubon Fertility IVF Grant?

The Audubon Fertility IVF Grant provides 1 free IVF treatment cycle.

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How do I apply?

To be considered for our IVF grant, please complete our online application here.

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Are there location or residency requirements?

No, but preference will be given to patients in the Gulf South region.

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How many grants are awarded?

At this time, one applicant/couple will be selected during the grant period.

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Do I have to be an Audubon Fertility patient to apply?

Yes. If you are not currently a patient of Audubon Fertility, please schedule your new patient appointment with us. We offer free 2nd opinions if you have been seen by another REI in the last 12 months.

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Why do I need to be an Audubon Fertility patient to apply?

Our grant committee will use your medical history and any records from previous fertility treatment as part of the application review process.

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What are the requirements to apply?

o You are a current Audubon Fertility patient (have been seen within the past year)
o You are willing to provide documentation that demonstrates financial need
o You have little or no fertility treatment coverage
o You have a documented medical need for IVF
o You are able to begin treatment within the next 12 months
o You are able to travel for treatment if located outside of New Orleans

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Where will the services be performed if I’m selected as the grant recipient?

Services will be provided in Uptown New Orleans at Audubon Fertility located at 4321 Magnolia Street and Audubon Labs & Audubon Surgery Center at 2701 Napoleon Avenue.

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What IVF costs are covered by the Audubon Fertility Grant?

o Ultrasounds and labs that are a part of your IVF cycle
o Up to $3,000 in fertility medications prescribed for your IVF cycle
o One oocyte retrieval (egg retrieval)
o One embryo transfer
o Initial 6-month cryopreservation storage fees
o Facility fees for one egg retrieval and one embryo transfer
o PGT-A (preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy) for up to 4 embryos

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What IVF costs are NOT covered the Audubon Fertility Grant?

o Long term storage of cryopreserved embryos (storage beyond 6 months)
o Additional expenses for donor egg, donor sperm, donor embryos or gestational carrier
o Medication expenses above the $3,000 cap
o Any required pre-IVF labs or screening tests such as preconception labs, infectious disease labs,
semen analysis, ultrasound, genetic carrier screen

o PGT-M (preimplantation genetic testing for mutations) of embryos
o Any necessary specialized procedures or surgery such as MESA, TESE, hysteroscopy, etc.
o Complications arising out of IVF treatment

o Anesthesia

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What if I have frozen embryos from a past IVF cycle?

The Audubon Fertility grant will only cover transfer of embryos created from the IVF cycle outlined in the grant.

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Can the Audubon Fertility Grant be used for an IUI cycle or other procedures?

The Audubon Fertility Grant will only be applied to a standard IVF cycle.

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Is there an age limit?

Patients up to 43 years of age can apply.

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Can I apply if I already have children?

Yes, but preference will be given to those who have not yet experienced the joy of parenthood. The grant is not intended to cover IVF for the purpose of sex selection.

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What if I can’t begin treatment in the next 12 months?

If you cannot begin treatment within the next 12 months, we encourage you to wait and apply next year or when the timing is right for you. Those unable to begin within the time frame will not be considered for selection.

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What if I have other questions?

You can email all questions to LRLEE@audubonfertility.com or call our office at (504)-891-1390.

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