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IUI and a nasty surprise-just venting

post #1 of 5
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Had IUI done last week after clomid (yucky nausea, dizziness and crying jags )

The procedure was simple enough and the doc is very nice. I lay on the exam table after, staring at the poster of redwoods affixed to the ceiling and having a mellow, spiritual experience, thinking of the potential creating a new life.

Insurance covers no IF treatment at all so I got ready to pay at reception. I had been quoted $171 for the procedure and was thrilled, because I thought we would be able to do it a few times. The receptionist asked for $671 and my heart sank. She hadn't mentioned that there is a $500 fee for processing the sample!!!!!

I'm so pissed!
post #2 of 5
That's really uncool that they would leave out $500. I'm sorry!
post #3 of 5
Wow. My doc quoted me 67.00 for IUI and I was sure that if it comes to that then I could definately afford to do that until I finally gave up. I'll have to ask about processing.


I'm so sorry that happened to you, but thanks for letting us know!
post #4 of 5
Ugh! That's horrible! Something similar happened when we were using a big RE office. It's a very rough way to start the TWW s
post #5 of 5
unless i had seen the 500 charge in writing somewhere before they did it, i would fight it. washing sperm usally costs 40 bucks or so, what did they do for 500 bucks?!!! freezing sperm doesnt even cost that much!!
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