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 claim will be submitted to Medicare on your behalf.
- 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 1st of July 2023.
- Please note that storage fees are charged per gamete type in storage
- We currently use EzyPay, a direct debit platform, to manage all our storage payments. We appreciate not all patients like to use direct debit as a payment method therefore offer an alternative for patients to pay upfront on a yearly basis for storage. This fee is slightly higher due to the additional management and follow up required to keep your account up to date.
- If you are an existing patient and wish to modify your payment method for storage feed, kindly reach out to our Patient Services team at your clinic. We are here to assist you with any inquiries or adjustments you may need.
- Please be aware that storage payments are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
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.