IVF - In Vitro Fertilization - VA Portland Health Care System
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IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

IVF is the process of taking sperm and an egg and combining them in a test tube and then re-implanting them in a uterus.
For qualified Veterans, the VA will cover up to 6 cycles over the lifetime of the Veteran and their spouse.

How does IVF work?

Testing and Treatment for Female and Male Veterans


Infertility must be the direct consequence of a service connected disability.
The couple must be legally married.
No donation of egg or sperm is allowed; there must be functioning sperm and eggs within the couple.
No surrogacy permitted. A functioning uterus is necessary.

This is a temporary ruling based from Department of Defense current guidelines. The policy is scheduled for review in 2018.

updated June 15, 2017

Contact Info


  • Ask your Primary Care Provider for more info

Contact Number(s)

  • 503-220-8262

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.