SoldierCare™ will offer discounts to soldiers and veterans that do not have regular insurance coverage for IVF and are not covered by Department of Defense or Veterans Administration (VA).
The Defense Department provides IVF and other fertility services to active-duty service members who are severely wounded in combat.
Veterans with certain service-connected conditions that result in infertility may be eligible for in vitro fertilization (IVF), or another form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and other infertility services. The VA can provide these services if:
- You have a service-connected condition that causes infertility
- You are legally married
- Male spouses can produce sperm
- Female spouses have an intact uterus and can produce eggs
As a part of the VA medical benefits package, VA provides many different types of fertility treatments and procedures to Veterans. These include infertility counseling, laboratory blood testing, genetic counseling, sperm testing, ultrasounds, surgery, reversal of a vasectomy or tubal ligation, medication, and other treatments. If the Veteran is eligible for ART/IVF, VA will refer the Veteran (and spouse) to a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist who is connected with the VA.
If you are not eligible for the Department of Defense or VA fertility benefits, you may still participate in the IVF1™ program for discounted care.
For IVF, women must first take fertility medications to stimulate their ovaries. These medications can be expensive. IVF1 is proud to partner with EMD Serono’s Compassionate Corp Program to provide free fertility medications to those who are eligible.