Information for Patients Outside of Australia
Genea is happy to work with patients who live outside of Australia. Here are the things you need to know to get started with us.
How to start with Genea
The first thing you need to do to start treatment with Genea is to arrange an appointment with one of Genea's accredited specialists.
An appointment can be made in advance to meet with our nurse coordinators at around the same time. It is a good idea to coincide these meetings with your menstrual cycle. A stimulated cycle begins on Day 19 after the beginning of your last period, so an interview between about Day 12 and Day 18 would be ideal.
For appointments with the nurse coordinator please call Sydney IVF on +61 2 9229 6420 or send an email to email@example.com. We can also help you with an appointment with your Genea doctor. Depending on the type of treatment required, you may also need to see one of our counsellors.
How long will you need to stay?
If you live in New Zealand, you can have all your lead-up monitoring done at home and come to Sydney just for the egg collection and embryo transfer procedures. In this case you would only need to stay for about 4 or 5 days.
Some countries can provide the initial stages of monitoring, up until you need to start having ultrasounds, when you need to come to Sydney. This would then require a stay of 2 weeks to cover the last of the monitoring and the procedures.
To have the whole cycle in Sydney, you will need to apply for a 3 month visa. More information about visas can be found on the Australian Immigration Department website . One cycle will take 6 to 8 weeks. If you stay for 3 months, you should be able to have a second attempt at pregnancy, if necessary.
Where to find us
Genea's head office and research facilities are located at 321 Kent Street, in Sydney's central business district. Here you will find: day surgery, monitoring facilities, embryology laboratory and counselling. We carry out procedures 7 days a week.
Where can you stay?
The type of accommodation you need will depend on how long you intend to stay. Ideally you should stay close to the city for easy access to the clinic, but we have monitoring centres throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area if you have friends or relatives with whom you wish to stay.
Information and advice on accommodation and attractions in Sydney is available from the NSW Travel Centre and www.australia.com.
What will it cost?
Infertility treatment for overseas patients is not subsidised by the Australian government health system. However, if you have private health insurance at home, it is possible that you could get a partial refund from them. You should check with your health fund beforehand to see if they will cover your treatment in Australia.
Genea's fee needs to be paid in full before you start treatment. Detailed prices are available from our accounts department for each different kind of treatment.
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If you live outside Australia and are interested in fertility and assisted conception treatment at Genea, see our contact information page.