What should I do if I am having problems achieving/keeping an erection?

If you suspect you have erectile dysfunction, please see your primary care physician or a urologist. He or she can perform tests to find out what is causing your problem and refer you to a specialist if needed. Once the cause is identified, there are several treatment options to choose from.

Does insurance cover erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment?

Insurance coverage for ED depends on the type of treatment prescribed and whether your insurance covers sexual dysfunction at all. Speak with your insurance provider to determine if the option you are considering will be covered.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/14/2019.


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