We’re committed to clear, upfront and reasonable costs of fertility treatments such as IVF.
We are passionate about our philosophy of making high quality, effective fertility treatment accessible for as many people as possible by keeping our pricing affordable.
Fertility treatment fees
When you are thinking about fertility treatment, there are many aspects to consider. The emotional, physical and medical facets of the decision are at the forefront, but the costs of fertility treatment are also a serious consideration. At Westmead Fertility Centre, we provide access to the latest, high quality fertility treatments at affordable prices. We believe fertility treatment should be accessible to all members of the community. Unlike many other clinics, our cycle fees are all-inclusive. If comparing prices between clinics, make sure you ask the clinic to detail the items that will incur additional charges. For example, many clinics charge a separate fee for day surgery, anaesthetics and pain relief, counselling, freezing of embryos, and cryostorage of embryos as soon as they are frozen. At Westmead Fertility Centre, our fees include:
- planning and management of your cycle by your own fertility specialist
- coordination of your cycle by our experienced fertility nurses
- all cycle-related blood tests and ultrasounds performed at our clinic
- embryologist, laboratory and administration costs
- all day surgery procedures, including all anaesthetist fees
- counselling services
- freezing of any embryos
- three months complimentary embryo cryostorage
Because we do not charge a separate day surgery fee, you do not need to have health insurance. This means there is no need to pay for ongoing premium payments and waiting out eligibility periods to have fertility treatment at Westmead Fertility Centre. The tables below provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs for fertility treatment and associated services with Westmead Fertility Centre. Please note these prices are a guide only, and subject to change.
Fertility treatment and fees are current as at 1 July 2023 For NSW residents who are Medicare cardholders, WFC offers two affordable fee options which are both made possible by the NSW Government: 1. An IVF cycle for $350* after claiming the $2,000 Fertility Rebate from Service NSW. The Fertility Rebate is available once per woman and will expire when 12,000 women access the program statewide. 2. An IVF cycle for $1,000 through the Lower Cost program, available until 30 June 2024. We are currently in discussion with the NSW Government to extend this support to 30 June 2026. (* payment required upfront for the full gap amount, which for an initial IVF cycle is $2,350. Rebate of $2,000 is then claimed directly by the patient at the conclusion of the cycle. Eligible patients only. Visit Service NSWfor eligibility criteria).
|Treatment||Rebate Option (final out of pocket after rebate claimed)*||Lower Cost fee - payable prior to treatment|
|IVF Cycle (including theatre fees, embryo freezing and 3 months cryostorage)||$350||$1000|
|ICSI Cycle (including theatre fees, embryo freezing and 3 months cryostorage)||$548||$1150|
|Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) Cycle||$0||$765|
|Ovulation Induction (OI) Cycle||$0||$660|
|Cryostorage per month||$26||$26|
|Known Donor Work-Up Fee (excludes cycle fees listed above and genetic testing at $US350 each)|
|Known sperm donor work-up||$2788||$2788|
|Known oocyte (egg) donor work-up||$1990||$1990|
|Known embryo donors work-up||$1990||$1990|
Please return Patient Medicare Cheques to: Westmead Fertility Centre, Reply paid 86093, PO Box 304 Westmead NSW 2145.
Medicare and Health Funds
Many fertility treatments are eligible for a rebate from Medicare. To claim the applicable Medicare rebate, you will require a valid referral from your GP or specialist to your Westmead Fertility Centre fertility specialist. In addition to receiving the standard Medicare rebate for fertility treatment, you may also be eligible for the Medicare Safety Net rebate. This is a scheme introduced by the federal government to assist you with your medical out-of-pocket expenses from all medical treatments outside of a hospital setting. An out-of-pocket expense is commonly referred to as the ‘gap’ amount between the fee you pay for treatment and the applicable standard Medicare rebate. Once you have reached the Medicare Safety Net threshold for out-of-pocket expenses in a calendar year, Medicare will pay you an additional amount. Safety Net rebates are ‘capped’ for some fertility treatments, which means there is a limit on the Medicare Safety Net rebate you will receive. The value of the Medicare Safety Net threshold is generally adjusted by the government each year. Individuals are automatically registered for the Medicare Safety Net, but there are benefits of registering with Medicare as a couple or family. You can access more information and check your status at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/online or by visiting a Medicare office. We are very fortunate in Australia to have support from our government for fertility treatment in the form of Medicare rebates and the Medicare Safety Net. There are no restrictions on the number of Medicare supported fertility treatment cycles patient can have in Australia, and the Medicare Safety Net is not means-tested.
Start your fertility journey with Westmead Fertility Centre
There are many ways to start your fertility journey.
Please choose the path that best suits your stage, or give us a call for guidance.