Fees For Fertility
For some IVF cycles they will invoice you a planning and management fee (Medicare item 13209), egg retrieval fee (Medicare item number 13212) and embryo transfer fee (Medicare item number 13215). Please ask the clinic for clarification as to what applies to your situation.
Private Health funds may cover some of these costs. Your specialist rooms will be able to advise you further.
It is advisable that you contact the hospital who can provide you with a quote for your procedure. If you are having an Egg Retrieval you will need to quote the Medicare item number 13212. If you have private hospital cover, you should ring your health insurance fund to clarify.
Fertility Solutions Procedures Fee Structure
Depending upon your treatment type payment may be required on the day your medication is due to commence or the day before your procedure is due. For some IVF cycle types, payment will need to be paid on medication start date.
When making payments for your fertility cycle, you will be provided with the following payment options:
Credit card authority: This payment may be required on the day your medication is due to commence or the day before your procedure is due. Should your cycle be cancelled, any relevant fees will be processed on the day of cancellation. Please ask our administration team for more information about this payment option. A 1% surcharge applies to all credit card payments.
Direct deposit: You will be required to deposit a specified amount at the beginning of cycle and the balance of the payment must be paid 3-5 days prior to your procedure. We will request a copy of the bank remittance should funds not be cleared by the bank before your procedure.
Cash: You will be required to deposit a specified amount at the beginning of your cycle. The balance is due 3-5 days before the procedure.
Cheques: You will be required to deposit a specified amount at the beginning of your cycle. The balance will need to be paid 3-5 days prior to procedure.
If you are commencing an IVF cycle, you will need to provide the clinic with a specified deposit or a signed valid credit card authority.
If a cycle is cancelled the deposit or payment made will be used to cover cancellation fees, any balance will then be refunded or retained in credit t for future treatment.
Fees will apply if your IUI cycle is cancelled. These fees are explained when you receive your estimate of costs. For more information on fees associated with an IUI cycle please ask one of our admin/accounts team.
IVF cycles costs can be made up of the following fees depending on which type of IVF cycle your specialists suggests for you. Our friendly administration team will explain theses cost to you when you come in for an appointment.
- Your specialist fees
- Your anaesthetist fees (if having a hospital procedure)
- Your hospital fees (not applicable if having a clinic procedure)
- Fertility Solutions fees.
- Laboratory fees as required (i.e. ICSI, PICSI, embryo/semen vitrification (freezing) surgical sperm collection etc.). Any additional fees will be explained at this appointment. For more information on fees associated with an IVF cycle please ask one of our admin/accounts team.
Fees will apply if your cycle is cancelled. Cancellation fees will be taken out of your credit card or the deposit that is being held at the clinic. Cancellation fees are discussed at the time of fee estimates. For more information on fees associated with a FET cycle please ask one of our admin/accounts team.
It is important to note that once an IVF cycle proceeds to the egg collection stage, Medicare classifies this as a full IVF cycle, even if no eggs are collected or if the eggs do not fertilize and as such, the full cycle fee applies.
Should the cycle be cancelled prior to the egg pick up procedure, cancellations fees will apply. These fees will be explained to you in detail by our administration team. For more information on fees associated with a cancelled cycle please ask one of our admin/accounts team.
ICSI is Medicare item number 13251. ICSI has a Medicare rebate and safety net associated with it. Your ICSI Medicare claim will be processed by Medicare with your IVF cycle claim.
Ongoing storage fees are invoiced every 6 months or part thereof. You will receive a letter with information about the storage options and an invoice will be sent to you one month prior to your storage account being due.
Learn more about Embryo Freezing and Storage and Storage of Your Eggs, Sperm, or Embryos.
Irrespective, you will receive an account from the doctor performing the procedure. Fertility Solutions will bill you a laboratory fee. This fee covers a scientist attending the sperm collection procedure, examining the tissue from this procedure for any suitable sperm, and providing a report to the specialist and yourself as to the outcome of the procedure.
For more information on fees associated with a SSC please ask one of our admin/accounts team. For more information on fees associated with clinic laboratory procedures please ask one of our admin/accounts team.
For either cycle (medical or social), you will need to pay a deposit or provide the clinic with a credit card authority when your cycle commences. Payment for the procedure must be made 3-5 days prior to the egg collection, if payment is being made by direct deposit or the day before the egg collection if payment is by credit card. Cancellation fees will apply if the cycle is cancelled prior to the egg collection.
Specialist, anesthetist hospital fees and Fertility Solutions fees will apply for an IVF cycle where eggs are frozen.
When the decision is made to have the frozen eggs thawed, fertilized with partner or donor sperm, and subsequent implantation of an embryo to the uterus and freezing of any suitable surplus embryos, you will be quoted on any associated fees.
An overview of cost for these procedures will be discussed with you in advance at egg freezing stage, so you are aware of what future costs may be involved. For more information on fees associated with egg freezing please ask one of our admin/accounts team.
Medicare Online Claiming
Fertility Solutions offers patients the convenience of online claiming. In order to make the process easier for you we send your claim directly to Medicare. Please note claims for procedures cannot be submitted to Medicare until after the procedure has taken place.
If you find yourself needing to outsource your bloods or scans, please contact administration and they will seek clarification of the costs differences for you.
BSB 084 846
ACCOUNT 86 679 2117
Fertility Solutions Bundaberg Bank account details: (Please place your name in the description)
BSB 084 801
ACCOUNT 18 428 9477
Please note all credit card payments will have a 1% surcharge applied to them.
For more information on this discount please contact one of our admin/accounts team. If you chose to pay the gap payment you will receive a Cheque from Medicare made out to your specialist. This Cheque will need to forwarded to the clinic as this will be outstanding on your account until received.
Fertility Solutions reviews its fees on a yearly basis which may result in changes to treatment prices. Quotes provided are subject to change without notice and are valid for 1 month.
For any questions regarding fees and payments, please contact administration on 1300 337 845 (1300 FERTILITY).