Details About the IVF Program

The following questions and answers will help you learn more about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California offered by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Reproductive Health.

There are so many IVF Clinics. How are you different?

At Kaiser Permanente you experience a complete coordination of care starting from your primary physician, to your fertility specialist, and on to your OB/GYN. Also, unlike other clinics, you see one dedicated physician throughout your entire IVF cycle.

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Does the program report its results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?

Yes, Kaiser Permanente reports its IVF success rates to the CDC via the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.  Please click on the following links to access the statistics for the Fremont and Sacramento IVF Centers.


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How many doctors will be involved with my care?

Your local infertility physician performs the stimulation (phase 1) and the follow-up care (phase 3) of your IVF cycle. The actual egg retrieval and embryo transfer (phase 2) are provided at The Center for Reproductive Health in Fremont and could be performed by one or two additional physicians. Our IVF program is a group practice. The physicians involved in your care have regular discussions about your treatment to help you get the best results.

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Are these doctors board certified in reproductive endocrinology?

All of our IVF doctors are fellowship-trained, board certified, or board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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Whom do I call if I have a problem during the day or night?

You may contact your IVF case manager or your personal infertility doctor, depending on the issues. Your IVF case manager will give you a list of phone numbers during your visit.

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Do you freeze and store embryos?


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Is donor sperm available in your program?

We collaborate with established sperm banks for all services involving frozen sperm.

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Are donor eggs available in your program?

Yes, our egg donor program, with San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento locations, provides an integral option for treating women with infertility who otherwise would not be able to conceive on their own. To learn more about using an egg donor, visit our page on egg donation.

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Is there an age limit for IVF?

Our recommended maximum age is 42. You are encouraged to discuss this question with your infertility physician.

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Please speak to your personal infertility doctor about any questions or concerns not addressed here.

To schedule an appointment with your doctor or for more information, please call (888) 331-5601 for our Fremont office — or (888) 381-0627 for our Sacramento Office.