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Out-of-Town Patients

The Idaho Center of Reproductive Medicine has many out-of–town patients. We aim to make your arrangements as easy as possible. Your out-of-town liaison contact person is Cortney Dalton. She will make your hotel arrangements and provide you with local information. During your stay in Boise, Cortney will provide you with recommendations of local attractions. Boise is a clean, convenient, outdoor oriented city with plenty of attractions for you to enjoy.

Out-of-town liaison contact information: Cortney Dalton, Phone: (208) 342-5900, ext 1205, or via email 
What to expect if you are an out-of -town patient undergoing an IVF cycle on yourself

First, you will need to schedule a new patient phone consult. At that time, your physician will outline a treatment plan. If you are planning to undergo an IVF cycle, ideally we would like you to make one trip to Boise prior to your IVF cycle, but this is not 100% necessary.   During that visit, you will meet your IVF coordinator who will order your medications and review the calendar of the IVF plan. A hydrosonogram will also be performed by a physician if it has not been done in the last year. It is also recommended to provide a back-up sperm sample and meet with our financial advisor if this has not occurred prior. If you are unable to make a trip to Boise prior to your IVF cycle, your IVF coordinator will help guide you to make arrangements for the above to be done at a local office and you will have a phone consult with your IVF coordinator to review your IVF calendar.
Your IVF medications will be mail ordered by a specialty pharmacy and sent to your home. When you start your IVF medication, you will initially have 1 ultrasound and 1 blood draw locally. After this, you will arrive in Boise. Most likely you will need to stay in Boise approximately 8-10 days to complete your IVF cycle. If you live in Eastern Idaho, your ultrasound monitoring during the ovarian stimulation process will occur locally, and you will only need to come to Boise for your egg retrieval and embryo transfer, thus requiring you to be in Boise only for 2 days.

After your embryo transfer, you can travel to your home. It is fine to travel on the day of your embryo transfer. We will give you lab slips so that you can get your pregnancy blood test at a local laboratory. The blood pregnancy tests are typically done 8 and 10 days after your embryo transfer. We are wishing you success with your journey to have a baby!

If you are an out-of-town patient planning on undergoing an ovum donor cycle

Due to ICRM’s exceptional personalized service, excellent selection of in-house ovum donors, and reasonable cycle costs, ICRM has numerous out-of-town patients who opt to undergo an ovum donor cycle. After your new patient consultation (either via phone or in person), we will provide you with a list of potential ovum donors. You can review your possibilities and choose an ovum donor that best suits you. Cortney Dalton is our ovum donor coordinator and can assist you immensely with this process.

After picking an ovum donor, we will then coordinate your donor and your cycle. While most couples arrive in Boise 1-2 days prior to projected day of egg retrieval in order to assure that they will be able to provide the clinic with a fresh sperm sample, it is acceptable to use frozen sperm that has been previously provided and/or shipped to ICRM.

The embryo transfer will occur 3-5 days after the ovum donor’s egg retrieval. It is fine to travel home on the day of your embryo transfer.   You also have the option of doing pre-genetic screening on the embryos.  Your blood tests to determine if you are pregnant typically are done 8 and 10 days after the embryo transfer.

If you are an out-of-town patient planning on undergoing a gestational carrier cycle

Boise and its surrounding areas provide a “family friendly” environment. Boise has many gestational carrier agencies and available gestational carriers who are altruistic and wholesome. Because of Idaho’s lower cost of living, often gestational carrier compensations are lower than rates quoted in metropolitan areas.

If you are undergoing a fertility cycle consisting of IVF with a gestational carrier, we will coordinate both your cycle and your gestational carrier’s cycle. Ideally, we would like you to make one trip to Boise prior to your IVF cycle. During that visit, you will meet your IVF coordinator who will order your medications and review the calendar of the IVF plan. It is also recommended to provide a back-up sperm sample and meet with our financial advisor if this has not occurred prior. If you are unable to make a trip to Boise prior to your IVF cycle, your IVF coordinator will help guide you to make arrangements for the above to be done at a local office and you will have a phone consult with your IVF coordinator to review your IVF calendar.

If you are an out-of-town patient planning on undergoing an ovum donor/gestational carrier cycle

Many out-of-town patients who are planning to have a child via an ovum donor and gestational carrier choose ICRM because of its exceptional personalized care and also because of the availability of and affordable compensation of both ovum donors and gestational carriers.

After your new patient consultation (which can occur via phone or in person), we will synchronize and coordinate your ovum donor’s cycle and your gestational carriers cycle. You can either provide a fresh sperm sample on the day of the egg retrieval, or you can ship a cryopreserved sperm sample to our office, which we will inseminate your ovum donor’s eggs with.