How much does IVF cost?
The following fees are associated with fertility treatment:
- Consultations with your fertility specialist (including 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 programme, or pre implantation genetic testing)
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 cost estimate so you are fully aware of the total fee and out of pocket costs for your fertility treatment.
|Treatment Costs correct at 20 Feb 2019||Cycle payment||Estimated out of pocket costs 1st cycle in a calendar year (safety net not reached)||Estimated out of pocket costs 1st cycle in a calendar year (safety net reached)|
|Frozen embryo transfer (FET)||$3,760||$2,309||$2,250|
|Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)||$2,575||$2,037||$1,896|
|Ovulation Induction (OI)||$700||$700||$700|
|Embryo freeze||$600 (includes 6mths storage)||Nil|
|Sperm freeze||$450 (includes 6 mths storage)||Nil|
|Surgical sperm collection - transcutaneous||$675||Yes|
|Surgical sperm collection - open||$850||Yes|
|Embryoscope time-lapse incubation||No additional charge|
|IVY Artificial Intelligence embryo selection||No additional charge|
|Continuous culture medium||No additional charge|
|Electronic Identity System (RFID)||No additional charge|
- What's 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
- Counselling services throughout your treatment
Technology Cost Embryoscope time-lapse incubation No additional charge IVY Artificial Intelligence embryo selection No additional charge Continuous culture medium No additional charge Electronic Identity System (RFID) No additional charge
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
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 separately). 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.
Service (correct at 20 Feb 2019) Cost Medicare Rebate Digital High Magnification $300 Nil Assisted hatching $300 Nil PGD with Karyomapping (for single gene disorders) $1,640 (preliminary evaluation) + $700 per embryo biopsied (max of $2,460 for up to 10 embryos) Nil PGT with Array CGH (advanced embryo selection for chromosomal variations) $700 per embryo biopsied (max. $3,995 for up to 10 embryos) Nil Oosight technology (Polscope) $400 Nil Embryo Glue $210 Nil
- Donor program
Access to Medicare rebates for our donor programme 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 programme are the responsibility of the recipient/s, and the table below outlines the various donor programmes offered at IVFAustralia and their costs.
If you require fertility treatment involving our donor programme, 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 an estimate of costs.
Service (Correct at 20 Feb 2019) Cost Sperm donation Addition to deidentified sperm donor wait list $150 Preparation of known sperm donor $1,855 De-identified sperm donor access fees - per cycle AUS Donor $785 US Donors - please speak with our donor team Egg donation Preparation of known egg donor $865 Egg donor cycle planning fee $400 Embryo donation Embryo donor waiting list fee $150 Preparation of embryo donor $1,700
- Payment options
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 (dependent 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 programme services (including donor sperm and eggs)
- Fertility preservation (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.
Please phone 1800 111 483 for your questions.