Embryo, Egg & Sperm Storage Fees
When eggs or embryos are frozen as part of fertility treatment at the NYU Langone Fertility Center, billing for cryostorage is also included. After initial cryostorage, there is an annual fee for the storage of eggs and embryos.
Sperm may also be frozen and stored at the Fertility Center. However, storage of cryopreserved sperm is billed every six months. Sperm storage is most often a short-term need during in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, while eggs and embryos are often stored long term for fertility preservation.
The charges for the storage of gametes, which are male or female reproductive cells, and/or embryos must be paid to Embryo Options upon receipt. Nonpayment of storage fees may result in the gametes and/or embryos being designated as abandoned and they may be discarded for nonpayment. Embryo Options can be reached at 844-234-6241 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NYU Langone Fertility Center billing can be reached at 212-263-8647.
It is very important that you keep a current contact address and telephone number on file with the NYU Langone Fertility Center and Embryo Options in the event you need to be contacted regarding stored gametes and/or embryos. Patients wishing to discontinue storage should contact Embryo Options to request a release form for the disposal of cryopreserved materials. Patients will continue to be charged storage fees until our office receives a completed release form.