Central U.S. States Without IVF Coverage Mandate:
There are only 3 states in the central portion of the U.S. that have mandates for Fertility and/or IVF Treatment: Arkansas, Illinois, and Texas.
The remaining central U.S. states are without IVF coverage mandates, and are listed below:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Reporting Clinic ART Data and Success Rates:
Fertility Clinics who are members of SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology), are required to follow certain tracking and reporting guidelines each year, as it relates to the ART cycles performed at their clinic. IVF Cycle outcomes and “success rates” are reported each year and made available to both SART and the CDC. Below is a listing of non-mandated Central U.S. states, and the number of SART clinic members and the cities they reside in, of whom reported their data for 2012.
Alabama: Alabama has 5 SART member fertility clinics that reported ART data in 2012. These five clinics are split between two cities, Birmingham and Mobile.
Indiana: There are 10 fertility clinics in Indiana, with 6 located in Indianapolis. The cities of Carmel, Evansville, Newberg, and Noblesville each have one clinic.
Iowa: Iowa, all be it a large state, has but 2 SART member clinics. One in Clive and one in Iowa City.
Kansas: Five (5) clinics reported their 2012 ART data to SART from Kansas. One clinic each existing in Kansas City, Wichita, Olathe, Overland Park, and Shawnee Mission.
Kentucky: Kentucky has but 1 SART member clinic which exists in Louisville.
Louisiana: The state of Louisiana is quite interesting, since they neither mandate to “offer” or to “cover” fertility treatment, but rather passed legislation to specifically “exclude” IVF Coverage. As a result, we include Louisiana in with those states without mandated coverage. As such, there are 4 clinics that exist in the state who report ART data to SART. One clinic in each of the following cities: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mandeville, and Shreveport.
Michigan: Michigan holds the most SART member clinics with 11. They are spread out quite nicely with only the city of Troy have more than a single clinic, at 3. The remaining cities all offer single clinics: Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Brighhtoon, Dearborn, grand Rapids, Rochester Hills, Southfield, and Warren.
Minnesota: Five (5) clinics make up Minnesota’s SART membership, with one clinic in Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury, while Minneapolis offers 2 clinics.
Mississippi: Mississippi, like Iowa, offers only 2 SART member clinics. Flowood and Jackson each contain a single clinic.
Missouri: There are a total of 4 fertility clinics reporting ART data to SART in Missouri. Two clinics in Columbia, and one each in Kansas City and St. Louis.
Nebraska: Like Iowa and Mississippi, Nebrask has but 2 fertility clinics who reported data to SART in 2012. The cities of Elkhorn and Omaha each have one clinic.
North Dakota: Perhaps it’s the cold warding physicians away from North Dakota, since there is but one clinic located in Fargo for this chilly north central state.
South Dakota: It must not be much warmer in South Dakota than North, considering this state too has but 1 SART member clinic, located in Sioux Falls. Interestingly though, in 2012 this clinic performed roughly #300 IVF cycles, which was not quite double the amount of its sister state’s clinic to the north (clinic in Fargo North Dakota – ~#175 cycles).
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City has 2 clinics, and Tulsa a single clinic, to give Oklahoma a total of 3 SART members for this central heartland state.
Tennessee: On the upper end of total clinics for a state in central U.S., Tennessee has a total of 7 clinics. The cities of Chattanooga and Nashville both offer 2 clinics each, while the cities of Memphis, Germantown, and Johnson City each offer a single clinic.
Wisconsin: Similar to Tennessee, Wisconsin offers a total of 7 SART member clinics. Middleton offers two clinics, while each of the following cities offer but one clinic each: Green Bay, Onalaska, Milwauke, Menomonee Falls, West Allis.