Consistently above the national birth rate average in all measured categories*

Stay in USA for IVF at Fertility Partnership

Why Go Overseas for IVF?  Stay in the USA

Dream, Believe, and Conceive in America’s Heartland, Missouri

The high cost of in vitro fertilization in the United States is driving many American couples to travel to other countries. Now there is no reason to consider leaving the USA because IVF is available for similar costs and superior success rates.

The Fertility Partnership is offering in-vitro fertilization at costs significantly below the national average while maintaining  “live birth rates” that you can verify at the Center For Disease Control’s website. The latest data published from the CDC reports FP’s birth rate of 61.9% for women under 35 with fresh embryos. That places FP in the top 5th percentile in the USA, better than all the programs in Florida, Massachusetts, and Ohio to name a few.  Fertility Partnership surpasses the overseas programs that are luring USA couples to their far less successful programs.

Why did FP decide to provide their services for less? The short answer is to just come to Missouri and meet our team and then you will see the dedication and character of the staff. However, if you need to understand why one of the least expensive programs is also one of the most successful then you must read about the founder Dr. David Elan Simckes. Read the Newsweek article written in 2010 about his goal to bring costs down while improving quality. “Why Is IVF So Expensive In the United States?” was written by a reporter who was impressed by the number of USA couples sitting in an airport in Europe. She came home and found Fertility Partnership and wrote the article. If you read it you will understand the motivation. Watch this video on Facebook and meet the Founder of FP, Dr Simckes as he explains FPs mission.                      

What are the actual costs?

  • $7500 for workup, monitoring/stimulation, egg retrieval, culture of embryos and embryo transfer.
  • Medications are a big cost. Typically they run between $2500- 5000 in the USA. There are ways to get these medications for significantly less.
  • $350 goes to an outside lab during stimulation if your insurance won’t cover labs.
  • $600 if you need to freeze embryos.

Before you decide to leave the USA, you should also calculate the costs of travelling overseas. Airline tickets, hotels, and food add significant costs. Flights to Saint Louis are a fraction.  You will also lose less time off work by coming to Fertility Partnership. Once we know you, we will be able to monitor you remotely so you will be here only a few days and minimize your lost work revenue. As so many of our patients come from ouy-of-state we have become adept at managing patients across state lines.

Then there is also the issue of the Stress the travel induces in a person who is already strained because of the infertility. Stress is an almost immeasurable cause of infertility and miscarriage. Missouri may not be home but it will feel familiar and you will appreciate the laid-back nature of the Midwest.

Come to Fertility Partnership, just 15 minutes from St. Louis’ Lambert International Airport. If you have a Dream, we will get you to Believe, and help you Conceive right here in the USA.

Who knows? We might even make you into a Cardinals fan.


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22 Responses
    1. Sara

      Hello Briana,
      Sorry for the delay in our response. IVF without insurance is a flat fee of $7,000. Some insurance companies will cover some medications so they could cost anywhere from $3,000-5,000. Labs are billed to insurance and can cost anywhere from $1,400-$2,000. Freezing and storage of embryos is $600. There is a $500 deposit to hold your place in the cycle of your choosing which will be used towards your total cost. Payment is due in full on or before your first monitoring appointment. We do have two financing companies you may use. If you have any more questions please email our office manager Amy Fischer at Or you can call the office at 636-441-7770. Thank you!

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Hello, I’m sorry I missed this message and it’s already been over four months.
      If you still have questions and I’ll be happy to call you back. The fact you should call us at 636-441-7770 and I will call you back ASAP

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      I’m sorry we have not responded.
      We do not have a clinic in Illinois.
      The additional cost of gender selection is approximately $3000.
      That does not include the actual IVF and medications

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Ava, the cost of ICSI in our office is zero. We do not charge for that service.
      Did you mean PGS? Did you mean PGD? If it is in fact PGD than what disease are you looking for?
      The cost of PGS approximately $3000.

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      That is an interesting question, Tina. I would not know where to begin.
      We do not want to get anybody pregnant over age 55.
      Would like people to be healthy but we do not my people who are overweight.
      You have any specific issues that you are worried about?

  1. Layla Alghazali

    Good morning how are you? My name i layla and iam 31 years old i am from NYC iam trying to do the in vitro fertilization but it is very expensive how much it cost everything in your office please?

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      I believe the IVF will cost you under $8000 in our office but you must add approximately $2500 for the medicines.
      Many people come from New York to New Jersey and fly here to Missouri and it is still much cheaper.
      We also have higher success rates than many of the programs there.
      Our office is only 10 minutes away from the airport just taxi or Uber over to us.
      Thank you

  2. Hi, in 50yrs old i’ve Had a tubligation In 1993 and went through minopause.can I get pregnant doing the ivf treatments with a younger eggs donor?? If so what’s the cost for everything?? Thanks..

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Sandra, the cost is really the donor eggs. You can get them from a frozen egg bank, you can find a donor. The cost to you will depend on the source of those donor eggs. Our clinic does not typically supply donor eggs. Good luck

  3. Clyde

    We are in Canada and was looking at your website. What is the total cost of IVF with meds? We just had our labs done here in Canada for another clinic but the wait is too long

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      I apologize for the delay in my response. I somehow managed to overlook this.
      The best way to find out how quickly we could move with you is to call the office at 636-441-7770.
      What part of Canada? Go raptors

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