Women Veterans Health Care
Infertility and IVF
If you and your partner are having challenges building your family, you are not alone. We understand the stress and uncertainty that can come with infertility. We are here for you during your journey and cover a wide range of fertility treatments, procedures and services.
What services does VA provide for infertility?
VA offers a range of services to help Veterans build their families. Infertility services available through VA include:
- Infertility assessments and counseling
- Laboratory tests, including genetic counseling and testing
- Imaging services, such as ultrasounds and X-rays
- Hormone therapies
- Surgical correction (e.g., endometriosis, polyps, blockages or scars)
- Fertility medications
- Intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination)
- Tubal ligation (tube tie) reversal
- Vasectomy reversal
- Oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) and sperm cryopreservation
- Sperm retrieval techniques (including sperm washing for intrauterine insemination)
If you have a service-connected condition that causes infertility, you (and your spouse) may be eligible for:
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) or other forms of assisted reproductive technology (ART) services if:
- You are legally married
- Male spouses can produce sperm (or cryopreserved sperm)
- Female spouses have an intact uterus and can produce eggs
- Some adoption reimbursement (up to $2,000 per adoption)
Donor eggs, donor sperm, donor embryos, surrogacy (pregnancy in which a woman carries and gives birth to a baby for a person who is not able to have children) or experimental treatments are not VA-covered services.
For more information on fertility services available through VA, coverage and eligibility requirements, call the Women Veterans Call Center or talk to your Women's Health Primary Care Provider (WH-PCP).
How do I access services for infertility at VA?
All Veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible to receive infertility treatment. You need a referral from your VA provider to receive infertility services.
- If you or your spouse are pregnant while separating from the military, you may be eligible to extend your military health care benefits through 6 weeks post-delivery. Continued coverage is not automatic when transitioning from the Military Health System (MHS). Talk to your current provider before separation.
The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to women's health
If you have questions or can't find what you're looking for, you can call, text, or chat online with the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) at 855-829-6636 to get help and find available resources and services in your area. Trained women representatives can also help you with issues such as:
WVCC representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.
Where can I find more information and support on infertility?
To learn more about infertility treatment and resources, access the following:
- VA Infertility Services Brochure
- VA Infertility Services Brochure (Spanish Version)
- VA In Vitro Fertilization Treatment
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) *
- Resolve (patient advocacy) *
* By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.
† VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked Web site.