Choosing an IVF Clinic
How do you choose a fertility clinic? What factors are important? We've put together a little list of things we think set Genea apart.
It's very hard for us to compare our success rates with other clinics because there is no central, regulated way of reporting that would allow a direct comparison. Recently, however, we took a "snapshot" of all the new patients that came to us over a two year period and we looked at how their treatment turned out. You can see more details about our success rates here.
In those two years, 15% of our new patients came to us after having unsuccessful treatment at another clinic. Of those, 66% aged under 36 had a baby after treatment with us.
When you compare Genea's fees with other private clinics, a cycle with us may cost you a few hundred dollars more out of pocket - this is because Genea refuses to compromise when it comes to support, services or science.
That said, our high success rates mean that it may take fewer treatment cycles with us to complete your family. Overall, almost 60 per cent of our patients – regardless of age – will have a baby. And 90 per cent
of these women will have a baby within three or less cycles of IVF.
Genea also has a unique No Upfront Fees policy that means you pay nothing for your treatment until after your embryo transfer. Then we process your claims for you to make sure the money is back in your account within days instead of weeks or months.
Our patients are each assigned a small, dedicated team of Nurse Coordinators and Patient Relationship Coordinators. This means that through your treatment a Genea Nurse Coordinator can take answer your questions and guide you through all the clinical aspects of your treatment. The Patient Relationship Coordinator will help you with everything else – things like Medicare claims, making appointments, even where to park.
You will be given a number you can call to ask your questions and should you need it, an emergency number you can call after hours, seven days a week.
Genea day surgeries are open seven days a week, so your eggs are collected at the precise moment they are ready. In most cases, you will have your own doctor performing the egg collection procedure.
Genea is the only IVF clinic in Australia with full in-house genetic testing. Our genetics division offers pre-conception screening for common disorders such as cystic fibrosis, prenatal screening for Down syndrome, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for embryos. Your genetic material will not leave our care. Other clinics send genetic material to external labs, sometimes even outside Australia.
Genea is a world-leader in many areas of research into reproductive medicine. You can find more about our leadership in scientific research for IVF here.
Every advance and test we make contributes to our knowledge of reproductive medicine and eventually benefits our IVF patients. It is this constant striving for improvement that gives us the edge in success rates over other clinics who do little or no research