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 $200, and you will receive $71.40 back from Medicare.
2. IVF treatment cycle costs
The following table provides an estimate of expected out-of-pocket costs for fertility treatment at Hunter IVF. The latest vitrification freezng method is used to prepare any excess embryos following a treatment cycle for your future use (Note only a minimal $100 fee is charged for the freezing technique unlike other clinics, however ongoing storage fees apply).
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 - Some IVF medications are not covered by Medicare; allow up to $450 for medication for each treatment cycle, although it could be significantly less.
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. These procedures are carried out in our own state-of-the-art laboratories:
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.