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’s vital to recognise that not all clinics are created equal. 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 Hollywood Fertility’s world leading technology and expertise plays a critical role. And, we do not charge for access to our pioneering instruments.

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Genea Hollywood 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 choosing a clinic that aspires to help you create a family in the least number of cycles possible.

Contact our Fertility Advisor for an obligation free chat to discuss costs.

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 08 9389 4200 for further fee information.

Treatment type Approximate out of pocket cost (AUD) (Medicare Safety Net reached) Initial payment (AUD)
IVF first cycle (per calendar year) $2944 - $3285* $8140
IVF subsequent cycle $2388* $8140
ICSI first cycle (per calendar year) $3012 - $3352* $8671
ICSI subsequent cycle $2456* $8671
Frozen Embryo Transfer $1140 - $1902 $2780
Stimulated IUI $833 - $974 $1502
Ovulation Induction No medicare rebate $577
Tracking cycle No medicare rebate $400 
* Further claims may be applicable from your private health fund
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

Items included in the cost of your cycle fee:
  • Monitoring of your cycle by a Genea Hollywood Fertility Specialist, including blood tests via approved pathology labs^ and ultrasounds performed at Genea Hollywood Fertility
  • Lab, scientist and administration costs
  • Coordination of your cycle by the nursing team
  • Genea Hollywood Specialist fees for day surgery procedures
  • Two sessions of counselling per IVF cycle.

More about our technology

^ Regional patients who do not use Australian Clinical Labs for all blood tests or do not have scans performed within Genea Hollywood Fertility will incur further fees via the external provider.
There will be some additional costs associated with: 
  • Doctor’s consultations
  • Medications obtained on PBS script
  • Day surgery for egg collection
  • General anaesthesia
  • Pre-diagnostic/genetic tests not covered by Medicare e.g. CF screening, Factor V Leiden
  • Embryo freezing $450
  • GeneSure work-up and genetic screening of embryos
  • Medications that are not covered by the PBS e.g. Provera and Progesterone pessaries, if required.
Genea Hollywood requires an upfront payment. When considering costs, SuperCare may be able to assist.

Supercare payment logoSuperCare helps you access your super to pay for your treatment if this is medically necessary

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 Hollywood takes an individual approach and develops personalised treatment plans for each patient. As well as offering IVF, Genea Hollywood also offers services such as ovulation tracking and ovulation induction to facilitate natural conception. In fact, not all patients who see a Genea Hollywood 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 number that is most commonly used in ART treatment is 13212.  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.