Loma Linda University Center for Fertility accepting new patients with LLU health coverage.
Loma Linda, Calif. (May 4, 2015) – Fertility coverage is available to university employees insured under the Loma Linda University Employee Health Plan. Both diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including IVF procedures, are covered for employees choosing Loma Linda University Center for Fertility.
California is one of 15 states that requires insurers to provide infertility coverage. Most, however, stop short of covering in vitro fertilization (IVF). For LLU Center for Fertility Medical Director Dr. John Jacobson, and university Senior Vice President Mark Hubbard of Risk Management, ensuring that employees gain access to IVF was integral to the university mission of providing “comprehensive, competent and compassionate healthcare.”
“We were privileged to work with Mr. Hubbard towards this goal,” said Jacobson. “The emotional and financial burden placed on patients experiencing infertility is great. We wanted to ease the stress of infertility and provide our community every opportunity to start a family.”
Covered treatment services include:
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- Assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures with single embryo transfer (SET)
- IVF procedures including controlled ovarian hyper stimulation (COH), egg retrieval, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), embryo culture, fresh and frozen embryo transfer (FET), assisted hatching, embryo biopsy and embryo freezing
- Anesthesia costs for egg retrieval
- For women under 43, use of an egg donor (when general eligibility criteria are met)
Individuals covered under the Loma Linda University Employee Health Plan may also receive diagnosis and treatment of infertility through the Loma Linda University Urology Medical Group.
For more information, please call (909) 554-3003 or contact us online.
About Loma Linda University Center for Fertility & IVF
Established in 1988, Loma Linda University Center for Fertility & IVF is one of the longest standing fertility centers in southern California. Led by medical director John Jacobson, MD, the Center for Fertility provides personalized, quality fertility care to the Inland Empire. All fertility services are offered on-site including infertility testing, reproductive surgery, egg retrievals, embryo transfers and in vitro fertilization with the area’s leading lab.