Private fertility treatments
You may choose to have private fertility treatment in the Regional Fertility Centre.
Private fertility treatments resumed in September 2021, with 10 treatments provided each month.
You will be sent an offer of treatment when your name reaches the top of the private treatment waiting list. If the date offered is not suitable, it can be deferred once for a maximum of three months.
Patients added to the privately funded IVF and ICSI treatment waiting list should commence treatment approximately 14 months from the date they are added to the list.
Our capacity to provide fertility treatment is generally stable throughout the year. However, external pressures (for example another surge of Covid-19) could alter this significantly.
These estimated waiting times will be updated if there are significant changes.
If you wish to continue storage beyond two years, a fee is charged annually in advance.
Before making a request for paperwork to support an insurance claim, please check that your health insurance covers fertility treatment.
Costs for private treatment are invoiced by two methods (separate receipts will be issued):
- Trust invoice for all aspects of the treatment – this includes all scans, the egg collection and embryo transfer, and a review consultation following treatment (in the Regional Fertility Centre) or a pregnancy scan. A Trust invoice is also issued for drugs. Screening blood tests and hormone blood tests required before treatment are charged separately. Our price list provides details of all costs.
- Consultant’s medical fee invoice, which is issued by administration staff on behalf of the patient’s consultant.
Private treatment costs are bundled as a package. This means you are not charged additional costs for any extra scans or blood tests you may require during treatment. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a detailed breakdown of treatment packages.
Additional drugs are charged and paid for as and when required.
If you are going ahead with a health insurance claim, the relevant claim forms must be provided to the administration team.