How much does IVF cost?
The following fees are associated with fertility treatment:
- Consultations with your fertility specialist (icluding initial and follow up)
- Any investigations or tests you may require (e.g. semen analysis or AMH testing)
- Fertility treatment, and the medications involved
- Depending on your circumstances, advanced scientific techniques (e.g. access to the donor program, or pre implantation genetic screening/diagnosis)
Many fertility treatments attract a rebate from Medicare. The Medicare Safety Net also provides additional rebates for people with large medical expenses. Once you reach the Medicare Safety Net threshold in a calendar year, Medicare will pay an additional rebate on selected items.
The tables below provide an estimate of your out of pocket costs for fertility treatment and associated services with IVFAustralia. Once your personalised treatment plan has been agreed between you and your specialist, our experienced patient support team will contact you within 48 hours to provide you with a detailed quote so you are fully aware of the total fee and out of pocket costs for your fertility treatment.
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|
Whats included in my fees?
Once you commence fertility treatment, all of the following are included in your fees:
- Preparation and management of your cycle by your fertility specialist
- A cycle and medication orientation, conducted by our experienced nursing team
- Cycle monitoring through blood tests and ultrasounds
- All scientific services, which take place in our own laboratories
In line with all other prescriptions medications, the medications you require for your 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 treatment commencing.
Specialist Day Hospital admission
For patients udergoing IVF or ICSI cycles, all egg collections and embryo transfers are undertaken in one of our Specialist Day Hospitals under a local or genetic anaesthetic.
There is no Medicare rebate available for Specialist Day Hospital procedures, although some rebates do exist for anaesthetic services. Therefore, the amount for which you are covered for these admissions is dependent on your level of private health insurance cover.
If you don't have private health insurance, you can expect to pay around $2000 for Specialist Day Hospital care (payable on the day of admission) and an anaesthetist (billed seperately). Our Specialist Day Hospital team will contact you in advance of your procedure to inform you of the fees involved.
Advanced scientific techniques
If your treatment involves advanced scientific techniques you will incur additional fees which are detailed in the table below.
(correct at 30 June 2016)
|Digital High Magnification||$275||Nil|
|PGD with Karyomapping|
(for single gene disorders)
+ $700 per embryo biopsied
(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)
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 patients who are eligible for Medicare, we offer a no upfront fee option.
In order to minimise the amount of time you are out of pocket, your fees will be deducted from your credit card the day prior to either your egg collection, insemination procedure or Frozen Embryo Transfer (dependant on which treatment you are undergoing). You can then expect your Medicare rebate back within seven working days.
If you are not eligible for Medicare rebates, payment will need to be made in full on the day you commence fertility treatment.
IVFAustralia accepts Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos and cheques, which should be made payable to IVFAustralia Pty Ltd.
Accessing your superannuation
Accessing your Superannuation for fertility treatment is an individual choice. IVFAustralia is happy to introduce SuperCare, an external services provider which assists both individuals and their families in accessing superannuation to cover medical costs.
SuperCare can facilitate funding required for various fertility treatments including:
- IVF & ICSI
- Donor program services (including donor sperm and eggs)
- Fertility presertvation (including egg freezing)
SuperCare is the only organisation in Australia which is dedicated to assisting people in accessing their Superannuation fund for medical treatment, with a primary goal to help create and support healthy families by relieving financial stress and tension. Patients using SuperCare’s service are supported through each step of the application process by a dedicated consultant, helping them achieve an easy and efficient result. To find out more about SuperCare, and to make an enquiry, visit the IVFAustralia page on the Supercare website.
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.