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At Monash IVF, our patients have access to some of the best fertility treatment Australia, and the World, can offer. We understand that sometimes the cost of treatment can be confusing and that each patient has individual circumstances and treatment needs.
We believe that being informed is the key to making the right decision for you and your family. Our experienced accounts team are available to discuss any cost queries you may have when you meet with them for your accounts appointment prior to commencing treatment.
The table below provides an estimate of your out of pocket expenses for fertility treatment with Monash IVF.
|Treatment||Approximate Out of Pocket Cost*|
|IVF – after Medicare Safety Net||$3,582|
|IVF w/ ICSI Cycle||$4,564|
|IVF w/ ICSI – after Medicare Safety Net||$4,008|
|Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)||$1,997|
Fees correct as at July 1 2016.
*Based on having private health insurance and Medicare. Final out of pocket costs will depend on patients’ individual circumstances.
Please note: cycle fees are not inclusive of day hospital procedure fees, specialist consultations or any extra medication you may require.
Medicare Safety Net
Once you reach a certain amount of medical expenses per calendar year, the Medicare Safety Net may provide higher rebates meaning you pay less. The Medicare Safety Net threshold for 2016 is $2,030.
For any queries about whether you have reached your Medicare Safety Net and are eligible for further rebate please contact Medicare on 132 011.
Medicare provides access to rebates for many different fertility treatments. The Medicare Safety Net can also provide additional rebates for patients who have reached a certain threshold. The Medicare Safety Net threshold for 2016 is $2,030.
To make sure you are eligible for your Medicare rebates, you will need to make sure you have a valid referral letter from your GP or specialist gynaecologist/obstetrician. We suggest obtaining one from your GP, as GP referral letters are valid for 12 months whereas a specialist referral is only valid for three months. Ensuring that your name and your partner’s name (if applicable) are on the referral, as well as the referral being made out to your specific Fertility Specialist or to Monash IVF will enable you to claim all the Medicare rebates you are entitled to.
All eligible Australian residents and some categories of visitors to Australia can enroll to access Medicare benefits. If you are unsure about your Medicare eligibility status, please contact Medicare on 132 011.
Private Health Insurance
Although Private Health Insurance is not required to access treatment with Monash IVF, it may contribute a further rebate to treatment or provide assistance with any hospital day surgery fees (which are not covered by Medicare).
If you do have Private Health Insurance, the amount covered will be dependent on your level of cover, so we suggest speaking directly to your health fund to find out. If you are investigating whether applying for cover, we advise contacting health funds for advice and information about waiting periods and your eligibility for cover of fertility treatment.
13212 ‘Oocyte Retrieval’ (egg collection/pick up) – In Hospital (In patient procedure)
13215 ‘Embryo Transfer’ – In Hospital (In patient procedure)
Please make sure you advise our accounts team of your Private Health Insurance eligibility and details when you meet with them.
Accessing Super with SUPERCARE
At Monash IVF, we understand that IVF cost and paying for fertility treatment can sometimes feel like an unachievable goal. As a result, we are pleased to promote SuperCare, an Australian Government initiative that assists individuals and families in accessing their superannuation to cover medial costs, such as fertility treatment.
SuperCare’s consultants will provide assistance to patients every step of the way.
We understand that sometimes the thought of needing to pay for fertility treatment can be daunting. We want to make sure that treatment is accessible as possible for you, and that’s why we have split the cycle costs into two instalments.
The first instalment is due when you collect your medication, just prior to commencing treatment. The second instalment is due three days prior to your egg collection procedure. Before each cycle you will meet with a member of our experienced accounts teams who will provide you with information about how you can pay for that treatment.
What if I need Advanced Treatment
For some patients, your treatment may require genetic testing or specialised sperm selection. These services are provided in addition to your IVF treatment cycles and therefore have an added cost. Unfortunately, these services do not receive any rebate for Medicare.
|Embryo Screening (per embryo)||$740|
|HA (sperm selection)||$405|
|Sperm, egg or embryo storage||$185*|
*Sperm, egg and embryo storage fees are payable every six months.