Travel for Fertility

While located in San Francisco, Novato, and Santa Rosa, Lane Fertility Institute has assisted couples from around the world in their desire to have a baby. 

International Patients Travel for Fertility

While located in San Francisco, Novato, and Santa Rosa, Lane Fertility Institute has assisted couples from around the world in their desire to have a baby. Many travel to us for our high success rates, patient-centered care, and the comforts a world-class city, San Francisco, has to offer.

Lane Fertility Institute is easily accessible from the San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport. Various housing opportunities are available within a short distance of our Institute, including hotels, motels, and apartments. We will be happy to provide a list of suggested resources.

Many patients also enjoy making short site-seeing trips around the Bay Area while visiting us for fertility treatment. In addition, there are fine restaurants, museums, and other cultural activities in San Francisco for your enjoyment.

We look forward to caring for you at one of our three Bay Area locations!

Steps for Initiating Treatment for Out-of-State and International Patients

We welcome all patients to our Institute. The following steps will assist patients from out-of-state and other countries who seek care in our Institute. The steps are the same for in-vitro fertilization and patients who may need egg donation.

Step 1.

The first step in overcoming your fertility challenge is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danielle Lane.

The initial consultation takes about 90 minutes and costs $395.00.  For our out-of-state patients, we offer an initial consultation via phone or Skype for $395.  We offer an initial consultation via phone or Skype for international patients for $500.The initial consultation can be done by telephone. Dr. Lane will review your medical history and determine how the Institute may be able to help you.

Step 2.

If you determine that LFI is the right fertility clinic to meet your needs, you will travel to one of our offices for a comprehensive one-day workup. This first appointment at our fertility clinic will be important, and both partners are encouraged to attend – either in person or by conference call/skype.

Step 3.

The following tests will be performed: saline sonogram, communicable disease blood tests, detailed semen analysis (semen testing), and pelvic ultrasound of the uterus.

Step 4.

An IVF coordinator will assist you with an extensive educational session, including learning the injectable medications used during your IVF treatment or donor cycle. Some test results are available the same day, and your fertility specialist physician will review the results and a recommended treatment plan.

Couples benefit from the one-day work-up as it expedites the process by enabling the physicians to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific issues and maximizing your chance of pregnancy while allowing our patients to meet us and familiarize themselves with our facilities in advance of an IVF procedure.

If you want to make an appointment, please call our office at 415-893-0391. Our telephones are answered daily from 9:00 AM-5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time Monday – Thursdays and 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Fridays.

Alternatively, you may complete an e-form through our website. Our team will be in contact with you to schedule your initial consultation.

helpful information about International Travel for Fertility treatments

Fertility Travel and Tourism

We welcome all of our patients to our center for a new patient consultation. However, we know that this can be difficult for our international and non-local domestic patients.

As noted above, we are able to perform new patient consultations for our patients via Skype, Wechat, telephone and other applications. We recommend that this occur approximately 2 months prior to beginning your fertility medications. In this case, we request that you provide any records that you have. In addition, we will request that you obtain pre-cycle testing from a reputable local facility in your area.

Once you have worked with one of our coordinators to schedule your fertility treatment cycle, we will assist you in scheduling monitoring visits in your home area (this is called outside monitoring) or we will schedule visits to our clinic in person if that is possible.

Alternatively, some of our patients elect to travel across the United States during their fertility treatment and we are happy to coordinate your monitoring visits (outside monitoring) in coordination with your travel plans.

If you choose to use outside monitoring, then we will need to get your estradiol levels and ultrasound findings faxed to us every day that they are done. One of our coordinators or providers will call you later that same day with instructions on what to do next.

We prefer our patients to be in the San Francisco area at least 2-3 days before the egg retrieval procedure. This allows us to do ultrasound and blood tests to decide on the best day to do the procedures.

We will also need a sperm specimen from the husband/partner/donor on the day of the egg retrieval. This will be used to inseminate the wife/partner/donor’s eggs.

In order to provide the best results, we recommend embryo biopsy and testing. This means that we will freeze your embryos as we are awaiting the results of your testing.  The embryo is vitrified (frozen) at the blastocyst stage. We request that you have 5 days of “modified bed rest” after the embryo transfer. Therefore, we prefer that you stay in San Francisco for 4-5 days after the transfer. However, many (successful) couples have traveled home either the evening of the transfer, or the next day.

Information about International Travel for Fertility

Traveling to Lane Fertility Institute
and Enjoying San Francisco

Lane Fertility Institute is easily accessible from the San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport. There are various housing opportunities available within a short distance of our Institute, including hotels, motels, and apartments. We will be happy to provide a list of suggested resources.

Many patients also enjoy making short site-seeing trips around the Bay Area and across the United States while they are visiting us for fertility treatment. In addition, there are fine restaurants, museums, and other cultural activities in San Francisco for your enjoyment.

Our concierge health coordinators are here to assist you with your cycle and travel coordination.

We welcome all patients to our Institute and coordinate care with each patient’s individual needs in mind. Schedule a phone consultation today.