IVF cost and fertility treatment costs
The cost of fertility treatment
Other questions on your mind can be “Which treatment types are relevant to me or my partner?” “Do I even need IVF?” “Which fertility clinic or fertility specialist should we see?” or “Will I need to spend a day in the hospital?” Finally, the most pressing question for you right now may be “what are my estimated out-of-pocket costs? ”Your treatment plan directly reflects the needs of you and your partner. For example, do you need Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to fall pregnant? Should you have a fresh or frozen embryo transfer? Or are there natural ways to improve your fertility, such as diet and exercise changes?
At Fertility Specialist of WA, not only do we understand the roller coaster of fertility treatment, but we also understand that the medical expenses associated with these treatments can be very confusing and concerning for our patients. For this reason, we aim to be as transparent as possible and have provided you with an outline of the costs of services at our clinics below.
Detailed costings for your individual circumstances will be provided to you once you have had an initial consultation with one of our specialists and a personalised treatment plan has been recommended.
If you have questions about our fees, please give us a call to discuss the estimated cost of treatment.
- Most Fertility medications are available under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the standard script dispensing fee will be charged by the pharmacy.
- Genetic testing of embryos will incur an additional fee. If this is required, the associated fees will be discussed with you prior to proceeding.
- If your IVF cycle is stopped or cancelled after you commence your medications and prior to egg collection, a cancelled cycle fee applies.
- All listed Medicare rebates are approximate and can vary from time to time as determined by Medicare. To accurately determine your rebate amount, please contact Medicare on 132011 or visit their website.
- These prices are a guide only, and subject to change. The patient’s individual circumstances (Medicare, Private Health fund and cycle of the calendar year) will determine the actual costs and out of pocket expenses.
- Fees are current as of April 2021.
Medicare Safety Net
The Medicare Safety Net provides an additional Medicare benefit once an annual threshold of out-of-pocket costs for out-of-hospital services has been reached. This means, once you reach the threshold, you may be entitled to receive more back from Medicare for the remainder of the calendar year for a range of out of hospital services.
For more information on the Medicare Safety Net and how to calculate your safety net threshold, please contact Medicare at 13 20 11 or visit their website.
4 Reasons to choose us
At Fertility Specialists of WA, we know how important the journey towards parenthood is for you. It is more than just a trip to the doctor - it is the beginning of a whole new phase of your life. That is why we believe you should trust us to help you.
Four reasons why:
Our work builds on evidence-based research. That means we keep up-to-date on reproductive science and reproductive medicine. We strive for continuous education of our highly skilled staff because we know fertility is an ever-evolving science. We don’t just look at Australia: we keep updated internationally.
We offer the latest treatments. We are in a unique situation to be able to offer on-site microTESE testicular exploration and IVM treatment. We are also the only fertility clinic in WA to be accredited by RANZCOG to train specialists in infertility treatment.
An individual approach
One approach to treatment is to give a number of female patients their fertility drugs, which can then line up their menstrual cycles. This way, eggs can be collected on the same day. We do not take this approach.
We always treat you as an individual. We do not interfere with your menstrual cycle to synchronise it with that of other women. Procedures are generally done 7 days a week, when your body is naturally ready.
"Whoever says fertility treatment is a one-size-fits-all approach is way off the mark. At Fertility Specialists of WA we know fertility treatments should be catered for the individual. Your fertility is affected by countless factors - so of course, we need to carefully find out which treatment is best for you."
A natural way to fertility
We believe IVF should not necessarily be the first thing to try. Not only can it be financially costly, but it can also feel invasive, scary, and clinical. So before trying IVF, we aim to try as many natural paths to pregnancy as possible. For example, we may guide you through dietary changes, recommend increasing or decreasing your exercise, and we can help with more simple ovulation induction treatments first.
"Many people think fertility treatment automatically means IVF. But this is far from the truth. There are so many ways for you to improve your fertility naturally. For example, your diet, your exercise regime, your weight, and stress levels affect your chances of conceiving significantly."
A highly specialised team
We draw on the collective experience of our doctors and our highly experienced staff. This means you don’t just have one fertility specialist behind you and your treatment, you have an entire team. This dedicated team consists of fertility specialists, obstetricians, gynaecologists, geneticists, embryologists, endocrinologists, nurses, psychologists and more.