Patient Resources

Financial services

We have a team in place to assist you with questions regarding insurance and cost of services. After your first appointment, you can schedule an appointment to meet and discuss your situation. We have also compiled a list of resources for new and potential patients:
  • CAPEXMD: This company specializes in loans and financing plans for fertility treatments.
  • Compassionate Care Program: Discounts for fertility medication including gonal-f, ovidrel and cetrotide. Download application.
  • First Steps Program: Discounts for fertility medication including follistim, ganirelix and pregnyl. Download application.
  • LIVESTRONG Fertility: Resources and financial support to those whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility.
  • What is the Mind/Body Program for Fertility?

    The Mind/Body Program is a program for women with infertility that focuses on the emotional aspects of infertility. The goal of a mind/body approach is to help you get your life back, to become the person you were before you started trying, and to feel healthy and whole even as you continue to pursue your dream of parenthood. Our program is led by Judy Gay, who is a registered nurse at CARM. Judy received additional training to become a certified Mind/Body program leader at Massachusetts General Hospital Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.

    We offer both individual/couple and group based programs. In the group based setting, the program combines lecture, skills training, and group sharing with other women experiencing infertility. Through shared knowledge, resources and experiences, our program offers support to women at any stage of ART treatment. Individual and couple based sessions will be personalized to your individual needs.

    We believe that the Mind/Body program enables you to take back control of your life, cope with your infertility in a much more positive way, and learn about lifestyle habits that can enhance your fertility and contribute to your happiness and good health for the rest of your life. In a large federally funded study, 55% of previously infertile women who met regularly in a Mind/Body Infertility program conceived within six months after the program, compared to only 20% in a control group that used no mind body techniques. We have been collecting data for 20 years on the women who attend the Mind/Body program and the results are consistent. About half the patients get pregnant within six months, and about 95% become moms within two years.

    If you are interested in participating in our Mind/Body program, please email Judy Gay, RN, at jgay@kumc.edu.

    Psychological services

    We understand that infertility can create a unique set of psychological stressors. Research shows that couples who have experienced infertility are more vulnerable to prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. We would like to offer support to individuals and couples as they face this, often isolating, journey. Kim Vandegeest-Wallace, PhD, provides individual and couples counseling at the REI clinic on Mondays between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Patients can schedule with Kim Tuesday through Thursday at an alternate location (12000 West 110th Street).

    Research

    We participate in many research studies involving endometriosis, ART, mind/body, PCOS, sleep, fertility, and endometrial receptivity. Please contact us at 913-588-2229 if you are interested in learning more about these studies or would like to participate.