Your First Visit

New Patient Forms

In order to expedite and get the most out of your first visit, download and complete our new patient forms here. Please bring these forms along with your relevant medical records to your initial consultation. If you have any questions about these forms, simply call us at 323.525.3377 or send us your inquiry through our Contact Us page.

If you are unable to complete and bring these forms with you at your first appointment, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time in order to complete them at our center.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.

Q. What should I expect during my initial consultation?

The purpose of your first consultation at CHA Fertility Center is for the doctor to get a complete and deep understanding of your medical history and concerns and then to outline a customized diagnostic plan to evaluate your specific fertility needs. During your first visit, you will speak one-on-one with the doctor and your dedicated patient coordinator, who are there to answer all your questions and personally guide you through the entire process.

To better assist you in understanding and preparing for your initial consultation, we have prepared a list of frequently asked questions below for your reference.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. How do I prepare for my first visit – what to bring?

Prepare to bring your completed new patient forms and a copy of your medical records from your OB/GYN, primary care physician and other fertility programs, if applicable.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. English is not my primary language. Can I get translation/interpretation support?

We are proud to have a multi-lingual staff that can assist you. Please let us know if you need language assistance when you schedule your appointment.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. Does my partner need to come to the initial consultation?

While not required, we encourage that your partner also attend the initial consultation to learn about and support you in the process. Having your partner attend may also provide the opportunity to get an early start in the diagnosis if you and your partner so choose.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. Will I get to speak to someone regarding my financial options?

Yes. After the consultation with the doctor, your dedicated patient coordinator will go over the doctor’s recommended treatment plan and financial options with you.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. Do you accept insurance?

We do not currently accept insurance at this time.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. What forms do I need to fill out?

You will need to complete our new patient forms available for download here. Please contact us if you have any questions about these forms. If you are unable to complete these forms before your appointment, please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before your appointment to complete these forms.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. Do you treat out-of-town patients?

Yes. As a global renowned fertility center, CHA Fertility Center specializes in treating out-of-town patients from all over the country and the world. For more information, see our International/Visiting Patients section.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. How soon can I schedule my initial consultation?

Depending on availability, your initial consultation can usually be scheduled for a time within a few days of your inquiry, sometimes sooner.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. How long does it take to diagnose and determine my treatment plan?

Every patient’s fertility situation is unique, therefore, diagnosis will vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, your doctor will outline your specific diagnosis plan and timeline of your treatment options.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. How long is the initial consultation?

Your first visit will take about 1-2 hours.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. What tests are performed during the first visit?

Your initial consultation is the first step in your infertility testing and diagnosis. During this first visit, the doctor may recommend an ultrasound to assess your ovaries. Your doctor may also recommend standard blood tests that may include but not limited to the following:

  • FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
  • AMH (anti-Müllerian hormone)
  • Estradiol
  • TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)
  • PRL (prolactin)

In addition, a semen analysis may also be conducted to test male factor infertility. For more details, see our infertility testing section.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. What are the costs associated with my first visit?

The initial consultation fee is $225. Additional tests that may be conducted during this visit may require separate fees. Your patient coordinator will consult with you on the financial details during your first visit. Those attending our free seminars may qualify for our complimentary initial consultation vouchers. Be sure to sign up today for our next seminar!

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. How long after initial consultation do I start treatments?

Your treatment can start as soon as your doctor has enough information to provide a treatment recommendation. In many cases, diagnosis may be completed and treatment may be initiated within one cycle, approximately a month.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. How long should I expect to undergo treatment?

Every patient’s case is unique, therefore, treatment times vary on a case by case basis. Your doctor will determine your treatment duration and cycles based on your information.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. What is the monitoring process and how often will I need to come in?

The monitoring process depends on what treatments you are undergoing. The standard monitoring process for all cycles including egg freezing involve ultrasounds. For IVF, blood work is needed every few days for 10-14 days. Monitoring can be done at any of our locations. An IUI cycle involves an ovulation predictor kit to be used at home.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. Will I get to see the doctor during monitoring?

At CHA Fertility Center, our board-certified doctors perform 100% of all monitoring services such as ultrasounds. We are available every day of the week with 24-hour answering service to assist you during your treatment.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. How many IVF cycles do I need to become pregnant?

Our hope is that you will become pregnant after your first IVF attempt. However, each patient’s situation is different. The number of IVF cycles needed to achieve successful live birth depends on embryo quality, age of the woman, and quality of sperm. At CHA Fertility Center, we aim to maximize the chance of success with a single healthy baby, so we aim to minimize the transfer of multiple embryos in one cycle.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.
Q. What are your success rates?

After thorough review of your specific information, your doctor will be able to provide a more accurate expectation of your treatment results. While success rates cannot be compared between individual clinics, at CHA Fertility Center, our success rates are often significantly higher than the national averages. You can view our Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) report or more detailed success rates here.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Treatments – IVF, IUI, Donor Program, etc.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing

Q. What should I expect during my initial consultation for egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation)?

The purpose of your first consultation at CHA Fertility Center is for the doctor to get a complete and deep understanding of your medical history, fertility goals and concerns. Then, the doctor will outline a diagnostic plan to evaluate your specific situation to develop a treatment recommendation. During your first visit, you will speak one-on-one with the doctor and your dedicated patient coordinator, who are there to answer all your questions and personally guide you through the entire process.

To better assist you in understanding and preparing for your initial consultation, we have prepared a list of frequently asked questions below for your reference.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. How do I prepare for my first visit – what to bring?

Prepare to bring your completed new patient forms and a copy of your medical records from your OB/GYN, primary care physician and other fertility programs, if applicable.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. English is not my primary language. Can I get translation/interpretation support?

We are proud to have a multi-lingual staff that can assist you. Please let us know if you need language assistance when you schedule your appointment.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. Does my partner need to come to the initial consultation?

While not required and not applicable to most egg freezing patients, we encourage that your partner also attend the initial consultation to learn about and support you in the process. Having your partner attend may also provide the opportunity to answer any questions related to he/she may have regarding their future involvement in the fertility process subsequent to egg freezing.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. Will I get to speak to someone regarding my financial options?

Yes. After the consultation with the doctor, your dedicated patient coordinator will go over the doctor’s recommended diagnostic and treatment plan and financial options with you.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. Do you accept insurance?

We do not currently accept insurance at this time.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. What forms do I need to fill out?

You will need to complete our new patient forms available for download here. Please contact us if you have any questions about these forms. If you are unable to complete these forms before your appointment, please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before your appointment to complete these forms.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. Do you treat out-of-town patients?

Yes. As a global renowned fertility center, CHA Fertility Center specializes in treating out-of-town patients from all over the country and the world. For more information, see our International/Visiting Patients section.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. How soon can I schedule my initial consultation?

Depending on availability, your initial consultation can usually be scheduled for a time within a few days of your inquiry, sometimes sooner.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. How long does it take to determine my treatment plan?

Every patient’s fertility situation is unique, therefore, diagnosis will vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, your doctor will outline your specific diagnosis plan and timeline of your treatment options.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. How long is the initial consultation?

Your first visit will take about 1-2 hours.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. What tests are performed during the first visit?

Your initial consultation is the first step in your evaluation and treatment planning. During this first visit, the doctor may recommend an ultrasound to assess your ovaries. Your doctor may also recommend standard blood tests that may include but not limited to the following:

  • FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
  • AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone)
Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. What are the costs associated with my first visit?

The initial consultation fee is $225. Additional tests that may be conducted during this visit may require separate fees. Your patient coordinator will consult with you on the financial details during your first visit. Those attending our free seminars may qualify for our complimentary initial consultation vouchers. Be sure to sign up today for our next seminar!

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. How long after initial consultation do I start treatments?

Your treatment can start as soon as your doctor has enough information to provide a treatment recommendation. In many cases, evaluation may be completed and treatment may be initiated within one cycle, approximately a month.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. How long should I expect to undergo treatment?

Every patient’s case is unique, therefore, treatment times vary on a case by case basis. Your doctor will determine your treatment duration and cycles based on your information.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. What is the monitoring process and how often will I need to come in?

The standard monitoring process for egg freezing involve ultrasounds. Blood tests are also needed every few days over a 10-14 day period. Monitoring can be done at any of our locations.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. Will I get to see the doctor during monitoring?

At CHA Fertility Center, our board-certified doctors perform 100% of all monitoring services such as ultrasounds. We are available every day of the week with 24-hour answering service to assist you during your treatment.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. How many eggs do I need to freeze and how many cycles do I need to do?

The number of eggs and cycles needed depends on egg quality, your age and your specific fertility goals. During your initial consultation, the doctor will provide recommendations based on your information.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing
Q. What are your success rates with egg freezing?

To date, there have been over 5000 babies born using frozen eggs. After thorough review of your specific information, your doctor will be able to provide a more accurate expectation of your treatment results. While success rates cannot be compared between individual clinics, at CHA Fertility Center, our success rates are often significantly higher than the national averages. You can view our Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) report or click here for more detail on our success rates.

Initial Consultation for Fertility Preservation – Egg Freezing

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