IVF Costs and Fertility Treatment Fees

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.

IVF Cycle Costs

Below items included in the cost of your 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 cycles)
  • Local anaesthetic (where applicable)

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 IVF and fertility treatment pricing.

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

Procedure Cycle Cost Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs 1st cycle of Calendar Year (Safety Net not reached) Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs subsequent cycles (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.

Additional science

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.

Service Cost 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

You get what you pay for

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 fertility treatment and IVF 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.

Pre-treatment costs

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.

Understanding Day Surgery Costs

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 $1,970 for both egg collection and embryo transfer or $335 for an IUI (non claimable). Please note that there may be additional charges for anaesthetist fees. Prices are only guaranteed at Genea Day Surgeries. Please contact the clinic associated Day Surgery unit to obtain prices. 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.

Genea encourages patients to explore private health insurance options. Cover varies between providers so patients should give significant thought to what is best for their individual circumstances and future needs.

Information for reciprocal Medicare card holders

The Department of Health has recently notified IVF clinics and reciprocal Medicare card holders that as of 1 November 2017, IVF treatment and associated medications will not be eligible for Medicare rebates.

Claims received for IVF treatment and medicines supplied prior to 31 October will still be paid however prescriptions provided prior to 1 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.

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