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A Guide to EMD Serono’s Financial Assistance Programs for Fertility Medication

EMD Serono’s Financial Assistance Programs for Fertility Medication

Fertility preservation treatments like egg freezing and IVF are significant investments, both emotionally and financially. Fertility medications used to support egg production, retrievals and implantations often contribute to these expenses. 

At Alto, we support your financial well-being alongside your physical health, working with your doctor, your insurance (if applicable), and any third party savings programs that you may qualify for to make your medications as affordable as possible. In addition to automatically applying any coupon savings, we’ll connect you with any outside programs that require you to apply directly.

If Alto is your fertility pharmacy, your fertility medication protocol likely includes medications manufactured by EMD Serono. EMD Serono has several patient assistant programs designed to reduce the cost of fertility treatment, including special opportunities for military veterans and cancer survivors.

Read on to learn more details about eligibility for EMD Serono patient assistant programs and how to apply. You can also read our previous post on managing the costs of fertility treatment to learn about Alto’s additional financial support for fertility treatment and medications.

Compassionate Care

The EMD Serono Compassionate Care program provides income-based assistance for fertility medications that aren’t covered by insurance. Eligibility is based on your annual gross household income, number of people in your household, and cost of living and poverty index in your geographic area. 

Eligible individuals can save 10% or 50% off of the following medications:

The program is available for multiple cycles each calendar year. You must reapply each year.

View additional program details and apply here.

Compassionate Corps

The EMD Serono Compassionate Corps program provides free medication to eligible, uninsured veterans injured in the line of duty or their spouses. To be eligible, you must be a retired military veteran or the spouse of a veteran who meets the following criteria:

  • Is infertile due to a service-related injury
  • Is not privately or publicly insured for infertility medications
  • Is medically retired
  • Has been diagnosed by a physician as infertile and requiring in-vitro fertilization (IVF)/assisted reproductive technology (ART)
  • Is not eligible for coverage under the Fertility Veterans Act

The program is available for up to two cycles per calendar year. You must reapply each year.

Download the Compassionate Corps application.

If you’re a veteran who does not qualify for Compassionate Corps, you may still be able to receive 25-75% off of your fertility medications through the Compassionate Care program.  

Livestrong Fertility Discount

Certain types of cancer can affect fertility in both men and women, whether it’s due to the removal of organs related to reproduction or a change in hormone levels following treatment. If you are considering starting a family after your cancer treatment, fertility preservation options can make it easier to conceive.

To help ease the financial burden of this process, EMD Serono donates fertility medications to eligible cancer survivors diagnosed during their reproductive years through the Livestrong Fertility Discount program.

Start the application process on Livestrong’s website to learn if you are eligible.

A fertility pharmacy partner you can rely on

Alto is here to make your experience with fertility preservation treatments as stress-free as possible. We offer free same-day delivery of your medications and fertility resources like personalized injection guide videos and one-on-one consultations with fertility-trained pharmacists.

Our team of fertility specialists is happy to create  a price quote  specific to your medication protocol. Please contact us at or complete the form online to get a quote started.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Editors's note: this post was originally published in August 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and completeness.