Fertility and IVF costs

Selecting the right fertility clinic is an important decision and cost is likely to be a contributing factor.

When considering the cost of treatment, it is vital to recognise that not all clinics are created equal. Genea’s personalised treatment plan approach means that only 50% of patients who see a Genea Fertility Specialist actually require IVF. Therefore, the cycle costs outlined below may not be applicable for you, Ovulation Tracking may be all that is required.

If you do need IVF, put simply, the quicker you achieve a pregnancy, the less expensive and emotionally draining treatment will be and that is where Genea’s world leading technology and expertise plays a critical role.
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Genea aims to do one egg and sperm collection and from that one stimulated cycle, create enough  embryos for patients to complete their family so they only return later for a frozen embryo transfer. When reviewing both financial and emotional costs, consider the importance of working with a clinic that aspires to help you create a family from just one egg collection.

Contact our Fertility Advisor or call 1300 361 795 for an obligation free chat to discuss costs.

 
The first appointment will be with a Genea Fertility Specialist who will review medical history and develop a personalised treatment plan. Doctors independently will charge for the first appointment, a cost which attracts a Medicare rebate. We strongly advise referral forms include the names of both patients so the maximum benefit can be claimed.
Items included in the cost of an IVF cycle fee:
  • Ultrasounds and blood tests (including first pregnancy test)
  • Lab, scientist and administration costs
  • Genea Specialist fees for day surgery procedures
  • Coordination of your cycle by your allocated nursing team
  • Planning and management of your cycle
  • Counselling (except for donor and surrogacy cycles)
  • Local anaesthetic (where applicable).

Fertility treatment and IVF fees are current as at January 2018.

Please note these prices are a guide only, and subject to change. After your consult with one of our Fertility Specialists you will be given an individualised estimate of all fees and rebates.  Patients who are not eligible for Medicare or reciprocal health care should call for further fee information.

 

Procedure Cycle Cost (AUD) Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs 1st cycle of Calendar Year (AUD) (Safety Net not reached) Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs subsequent cycles (AUD) (Safety Net reached)
IVF Cycle $9,710 $4,574 $4,018
ICSI Cycle $10,270 $4,670 $4,116
IUI Cycle $2,550 $2,021 $1,880
Frozen Embryo Cycle $3,700 $2,682 $2,120
Egg Freezing Cycle Cycle costs are dependent on your circumstances. Please call our Fertility Advisor on 1300 361 795 to discuss further.
Technology Cost
Geri, Genea’s time-lapse incubation system No additional charge
Genea’s continuous culture medium No additional charge
Grow by Genea™ embryo viewing mobile app No additional charge

More about our technology

Some patients elect to have genetic analysis of their embryos, or require additional science services. Listed below is an outline of these costs, which are conducted in our laboratories by our embryologists using our world leading science.

 Service Cost (AUD) Rebate
Embryo Freezing $840 (includes 6 months complimentary storage) Nil
GeneSure Genetic testing of embryos (PGD) (test dependent) Starting from $850 per embryo tested Nil
Surgical sperm retrieval Dependent on level of health fund cover Day Surgery costs are eligible for health fund & Medicare rebate on Drs fees
Sperm freezing $252 (includes 6 months complimentary storage) Nil
Storage costs (Embryo, egg or sperm) $38 / month Nil
IMSI sperm selection $270 Nil
PICSI sperm selection $270 Nil
 
Day surgery theatre and accommodation costs are often covered by private health insurance but if patients have limited or no health fund cover, the procedure costs at a Genea day surgery unit will be up to $1,270 for egg collection, $700 for embryo transfer or $335 for an IUI (non-claimable). Please note that there may be additional charges for anaesthetist fees if required. Prices quoted are only guaranteed at Genea Day Surgeries. Please contact the clinic-associated day surgery unit to obtain prices.

Many of Genea’s procedures are done under local anaesthetic, which is included in the cycle costs above. However, when a general anaesthetic is required it will incur an additional cost. Not all clinics allow patients to stay awake during the procedures but we find many of our patients prefer to be awake. This means patients are able to discuss egg numbers and embryo quality with their doctor and embryologist.

Please note these prices are a guide only, and subject to change. If the clinic doesn’t have a Genea Day Surgery, please confirm with the clinic and/or the day hospital for current procedure pricing.

Genea doesn’t require an upfront payment. We won’t process any payments until after your procedure, whether you are paying by credit card or direct from a bank account.

If you're wanting to make a payment for your treatment you can do so online.

When considering costs, at Genea there are options available to assist:

Supercare payment option logoSuperCare helps you access your super to pay for your treatment if this is medically necessary
MacCredit payment option logoMacCredit offers payment plan options to suit your needs

Frequently Asked Questions

Consider a clinic that isn’t just about IVF. If a clinic can get patients pregnant without invasive and expensive treatment, money will be saved. Help doesn’t always mean IVF. Genea takes an individual approach and develops personalised treatment plans for each patient. As well as offering IVF, Genea also offers services such as ovulation tracking and ovulation induction to facilitate natural conception. In fact, only 50% of patients who see a Genea fertility specialist require IVF.
Below some advice when speaking to other clinics about their costs:
1. The out of pocket cost may not be the only expense you need to pay. Make sure you check with the clinic that the full costs associated with your treatment are included. Ask specifically for details of what is required on top of the out of pocket figure.
2. Day surgery theatre fees, anesthetist fees and accommodation fees may be additional on some cycles. Make sure you clarify these specific costs with the clinic or hospital.
3. Recognise that pre-treatment and post treatment fees such as doctor consultations, blood tests, ultrasounds and storage costs may increase your out of pocket.
4. Your out of pocket cost may be higher than advertised if you have not reached your Medicare safety net.
5. If you don’t have health insurance, your health fund is not contracted with the hospital or clinic or if you have a restricted plan, this may increase your out of pocket. The item numbers that are most commonly used in ART treatment are 13212, 13215 and 13218.  It is best to contact your private insurer directly to discuss and ask the clinic how this will then impact your out of pocket expenses.
 
If you do require IVF, you need to understand the importance of selecting a clinic that offers the best science and leading processes to offer value for money and reduce the number of stimulated cycles.

While low-cost IVF may appear to be a convenient solution, the number of IVF cycles required to achieve conception can add up financially, and the nature of the treatment can take an unexpected personal toll.