Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple fertility treatment that involves placing semen directly into the uterus with a thin catheter during ovulation. Intrauterine insemination is often recommended as the first step in treating unexplained infertility, allowing a couple to have a child of their own through normal pregnancy and childbirth after the treatment. Depending on your individual needs, this procedure can be coordinated with your normal cycle or combined with fertility medications to increase the chance of pregnancy.
To determine which option is best for you, schedule an appointment with our reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at University Physicians – Women's Specialty Care (Mirror Lake).
To assist with financial planning, we have prepared a fee list for the cost of IUI treatment. The following information is an approximation of charges effective January 2019. (Fees are subject to change without notice.) If you have any questions about financial considerations for your IUI treatment, please visit our fees and payments page.
The pricing below reflects the cost of the IUI treatment with ultrasounds, plus the cost of additional ultrasounds at the discounted standard rate listed in the monitoring section below. Most patients with regular cycles require only a single ultrasound per month, but if cycles are irregular or injectable medications are used for stimulating the ovaries – it is more common to need additional ultrasounds.
All IUI treatment packages include:
Unless discussed in advance, additional ultrasound scans and lab tests are infrequently needed beyond those included in the package pricing above. You or your insurance will be charged for each additional ultrasound and lab test performed according to your specific situation.
Some approaches to IUI also involve using ovulation predictor kits to identify ovulation. The cost of this kit will vary depending on where it is purchased. Ovulation predictor kits are not included in the package prices listed. These package prices do not include costs for separate office visits, diagnostic tests, laboratory tests or medications. You and your physician, together, should review the packages above to determine if one of these treatment plans is right for your specific situation.
There are a variety of ovulation induction medications available. You and your physician will work together to determine whether there is a need for any of these medications. The ovulation induction medications are not part of the package prices. The costs of these drugs will vary from pharmacy to pharmacy and are subject to change. Because the number of doses per cycle will vary from patient to patient, it is difficult to estimate the cost of medication per cycle. The typical cost for oral medications is less than $100 per cycle, and the usual cost for injectable medications is $500 - $2,000 per cycle. These medications are available in the UMMC pharmacy at a cost typically lower than outside pharmacies.