There are three main types of costs for your fertility treatment:
- Pre-treatment expenses
- IVF cycle costs
- Advanced science costs
1. Pre-treatment expenses
Your first appointment and initial tests
Before you see your Hunter IVF fertility specialist for the first time, make sure you have a valid referral on behalf of both partners from your GP or Obstetrician.
You need to have a valid referral at all times during your treatment with us to be eligible for Medicare rebates and the safety net.
- GP referrals typically last 12 months or they can be marked ‘indefinite’
- Specialist referrals are only valid for three months so you will need to update it
During your first appointment, your specialist will assess your medical history and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Further investigations, such as blood tests, semen analysis or ultrasound tests, may be required. Your first appointment has an average fee of $250, and is eligible for a medicare rebate.
2. IVF treatment cycle costs
The following table provides an estimate of expected out-of-pocket costs for fertility treatment at Hunter IVF.
Costs correct at 30 June 2016
|Cycle payment||Estimated out of pocket costs|
1st cycle in a calendar year (safety net not reached)
|Estimated out of pocket costs|
subsequent cycles in a calendar year (safety net reached)
|Frozen embryo transfer (FET)||$3,435||$2,165||$1,935|
|Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)||$2,360||$1,831||$1,690|
|Ovulation Induction (OI)||$700||$700||$700|
|Embryo or sperm freeze||$450 (includes 6mths storage)||Nil|
|Surgical sperm collection - transcutaneous||$675||Yes|
|Surgical sperm collection - open||$850||Yes|
The quoted treatment cycle costs cover all aspects of treatment, including specialist/nursing consultations, ultrasound scans, blood tests, standard laboratory scientific techniques, ongoing supportive counselling (while on treatment), embryo transfer procedure, pregnancy test and early pregnancy care support.
There are some costs not covered by the above, including:
Medication - In line wit all other prescription medications, the medications you require for fertility treatment will incur an additional cost. These medications are ordered through a pharmacy, and will be delivered to your clinic prior to your fertility treatmetn commencing.
Day surgery fees - Such as hospital bed fees and anaesthetist costs. If you have private health insurance check with your health fund to see if they cover some or all of these. Quote item numbers 13212 and 13215 for day patient procedures as an IVF patient.
If you don’t have private insurance, your day surgery fees will vary depending on the private hospital and the anaesthetist. A Medicare rebate will apply to anaesthetist’s charges.
3. Advanced science costs
If your treatment involves advanced diagnostics or analysis, there are additional costs.
(correct at 30 June 2016)
|Digital High Magnification||$275||Nil|
|PGD with Karyomapping|
(for single gene disorders)
+ $700 per embryo
(max of $2,640 for 6 or more)
|PGD with Array CGH|
(advanced embryo selection for chromosomal abnormalities)
|$700 per embryo|
(max of $3,995 for 6 or more)
4. Donor program
Access to Medicare rebates for our donor program is dependent on the presence of a medical reason for treatment. Patients should be aware that if there is no medical reason identified for treatment, then Medicare rebates are not available. All fees associated with accessing our donor program are the responsibility of the recipient/s, and the table below outlines the various donor programs offered at IVFAUstralia and their costs.
If you require fertility treatment involving our donor program, once your treatment plan has been agreed with your specialist, our experienced patient support team will contact you within 48 hours to provide you with a formal quote.
|Please note, in addition to the fees for your IVF/ICSI/IUI cycle, you will also incur the fees below depending on which donor program you are accessing.|
|Addition to deidentified sperm donor wait list||$150|
|Preparation of known sperm donor||$1,780|
|De-identified sperm donor access fees - per cycle|
AUS Donor $725
|Preparation of known egg donor||$935|
|Egg donor cycle planning fee||$400|
|Embryo donor waiting list fee||$150|
|Preparation of embryo donor||$1,810|
For more information
Contact our information line where our experienced team can answer your questions in relation to IVF and related treatment costs, the Medicare rebate, payment plans, and Health Fund rebates.
Phone 1800 111 483 or Email Us your questions.