One in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
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Choosing the right fertility clinic is a big and important decision and we understand that a big factor can be cost. Genea is upfront about both IVF costs and our success rates. And when comparing the cost of IVF, it’s imperative that you research which clinic offers high success rates.
Put simply, the quicker you achieve a pregnancy, the less expensive treatment will be and that's where Genea’s world leading science and expertise plays a critical role.
Below items included in the cost of your cycle fee:
Please note these prices are a guide only, and subject to change. If attending a regional clinic please confirm with the clinic and/or the day hospital for current pricing.
Fees are current as at January 2017.
Some patients elect to have genetic analysis of their embryos, or also require additional science services. Listed below is an outline of these costs, which are conducted in our laboratories by Australia’s most experienced embryologists using our world leading science.
We are very upfront about our costs and are happy to talk them through with you. Come in and have an obligation free chat with Genea’s Fertility Advisor, who will take you through the figures so you can consider what is best for you.
Genea treatment costs are made up of the components shown below. It is worth noting, 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.
Your first appointment will be with a Genea Fertility Specialist who will review your medical history and develop a treatment plan tailored specifically for you. Your doctor will charge for your first appointment, a cost which attracts a Medicare rebate. We strongly advise your referral from your GP or gynaecologist/obstetrician includes both you and your partner’s names so you can claim the maximum benefit. If you have already reached the Medicare Safety Net, your rebate will be even higher.
Day surgery theatre and accommodation costs are often covered by private health insurance but if you have limited or no health fund cover, the procedure costs at a Genea day surgery unit will be up to $1,914 for both egg collection and embryo transfer or $325 for an IUI (non claimable). Most of our procedures are done under local anaesthetic, which is included in the cycle costs above. However, in some circumstances general anaesthetic may be required which would 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 your partner can be present and you’re able to discuss egg numbers and embryo quality with your doctor and embryologist. Some clinics insist on general anaesthetic, leaving you to wake up with the number of eggs collected written on your hand.
Simply register your payment method securely online at the start of your treatment and we will take care of the rest.
To make things easy, you will receive an SMS before the payment is processed. For IVF cycles we will lodge your claims for you. You can expect your Medicare Rebate within five working days.
Information for reciprocal Medicare card holders
The Department of Health has recently notified IVF clinics and reciprocal Medicare card holders that as of 1st November 2017, IVF treatment and associated medications will not be eligible for Medicare rebates.
Claims received for IVF treatment and medicines supplied prior to 31st October will still be paid however prescriptions provided prior to 1st November and not supplied until after this date will not.
This will not impact on private health cover and patients can still access rebates for day surgery procedures as per the usual process.
If you have already received a quote for your treatment and have questions about how this will affect your out-of-pocket expenses, please speak with your Patient Relationship Coordinator.
Day surgery theatre and accommodation costs are often covered by private health insurance but if you have limited or no health fund cover, the procedure costs at a Genea day surgery unit will be up to $1,914 for both egg collection and embryo transfer or $325 for an IUI (non claimable). Most of our procedures are done under local anaesthetic, which is included in the cycle costs above.
If your health fund is not on this list, please check with them regarding your cover for treatment with Genea.
When considering costs, at Genea there are options available to assist. If you would like to discuss these further, please contact one of our Patient Relationship Coordinators on 02 9229 6420 or you can visit:
Please be aware there are multiple tests available at Genea Andrology. If you've been recommended for a semen test, we encourage you to understand the cost of Genea's andrology services.
Deciding to undertake IVF in the hope of achieving your dream of having a baby is one of the toughest, most emotional choices you will make. The factors you take into consideration when making that decision are entirely personal but cost of treatment is likely to be something you review closely.
At Genea, we pride ourselves on being very transparent with pricing so patients have no hidden expenses when comparing fertility clinics.
Below some advice when speaking to other clinics about their costs: