At Life Fertility we pride ourselves on being Brisbane’s lowest cost Full Service Fertility and IVF clinic.

We ask the right questions and do the right tests before recommending IVF – which can save you money and heartache. Our Fertility Specialists will carefully review your individual circumstances and discuss all relevant treatment options with you – not everyone wants or needs IVF.

Our goal is to be as transparent as possible with all our costs and we encourage you to ask our friendly administration team any questions you may have about our costs.    

How much will my first appointment cost?

The cost of your first appointment at Life Fertility is surprisingly affordable and costs approximately $110 – $140 after Medicare rebates have been claimed.

If you have a partner, we recommend they attend this appointment as well. Male partners are typically bulk billed for their first appointment. Please make sure that you both have GP referrals so that you can both receive Medicare rebates.

Any follow up appointments that may be needed will cost approximately $50 (after Medicare rebates).

You can book a consultation with one our experienced Fertility Specialists here.

How much will my fertility tests cost?

Depending on your medical history your Fertility Specialist will recommend a variety of tests for you and your partner (if relevant). These may include blood tests that will investigate:

  • Hormone levels (reproductive and thyroid function)
  • Infectious diseases (eg HIV, chlamydia, rubella)
  • Chromosomal analysis (also known as karyotyping).

These tests are typically bulk billed if you have a Medicare Card.

There are some other tests that may be needed to give your Fertility Specialist a thorough understanding of your reproductive health. These may include:

  • AMH test and ultrasound scan for the female partner
  • Semen analysis for the male partner.

There will be some out-of-pocket costs associated with these depending on which pathology lab is used. There can be quite some variation in pricing, so you may want to phone your local pathology provider to find out their current pricing before having your tests.

IVF and Medicare

Many treatments and services are eligible for a significant Medicare rebate and are often not as expensive as you might expect.

At Life Fertility we try and keep your IVF costs as affordable as possible and pride ourselves on being accessible to all patients. If your procedure is eligible for a Medicare rebate, where possible you only pay the gap between our fee and the Medicare rebate – this means your upfront costs are kept as low as possible.

You and your partner should register for the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) so that you will be eligible for additional rebates if you reach the required out-of-pocket expense thresholds. You can also read more about these rebates and benefits here.

How much does IVF cost?

At Life Fertility, you are treated as an individual and your treatment plan will be unique to you. That means your costs will be specific to you as well.

If you are comparing our costs to other Full Service Clinics you will see that we are approximately $2,000-$3,000 more affordable than other Full Service clinics.

The example below is typical scenario for Full Service IVF, but we will always provide you with a quote specific to you once your treatment plan has been finalised. We know that understanding treatment costs can be confusing, and we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Treatment – First IVF Cycle in a calendar year Medicare Item Code Approx. Cost (after Medicare Rebates and Safety net refund)
IVF treatment cycle, doctor consultations, nurse appointments, scans 13200 $2,200
IVF Cycle management, egg collection, embryo transfer 13209, 13212, 13215 $550 (assumes pick-up is under a local anaesthetic)
Egg collection procedure room fee Not Applicable $500
Counselling session (if required) Not Applicable Included
Medication Not Applicable $200-$300
Or: $50-$100 for Healthcare Card holders
Embryo freezing and 12 months storage Not Applicable Included
TOTAL $3,450 – $3,550 approx.

If you are comparing costs with other clinics you should ask them for costs associated with all the items listed above.

Treatment – Subsequent IVF Cycle in a calendar year Medicare Item Code Approx. Cost (after Medicare Rebates and Safety net refund)
IVF treatment cycle, doctor consultations, nurse appointments, scans 13200 $590
IVF Cycle management, egg collection, embryo transfer 13209, 13212, 13215 $550 (assumes pick-up is under a local anaesthetic)
Egg collection procedure room fee Not Applicable $500
Counselling session (if required) Not Applicable Included
Medication Not Applicable $200-$300
Or: $50-$100 for Healthcare Card holders
Embryo freezing and 12 months storage Not Applicable Included
TOTAL $1,840 – $1,940 approx.

IVF Payment Options

The single largest cost you have during IVF treatment is associated with the Medicare item code 13200. This section described the flexible payment options available to you with this item code.

First Cycle

The current standard fee for your first IVF cycle in a calendar year is $6849.05 (Medicare item code 13200) and the Medicare Rebate is $3029.05. If you’ve registered for the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) you will also be eligible for a refund of approximately $1,620.

You have two payment options for your cycle fee (13200*) at Life Fertility:

  1. You can pay just the difference between GAP between the standard fee and the Medicare Rebate which is $3,820, upfront. Medicare will then forward a cheque to you (made out to Life Fertility) for the Rebate of $3029.05. The cheque will arrive approximately 4-6 weeks after egg collection, and you simply forward the cheque to Life Fertility Clinic to complete your payment. You can then claim the Extended Medicare Safety Net refund which is approximately $1,620.
  2. Alternatively, you can pay the full amount upfront and Medicare will refund you the Medicare Rebate and EMSN refund directly into your bank account which usually take 2-5 business days.
IVF Cycle Cost
(Item code 13200)
$6,849
Medicare Rebate -$3,029
Estimated Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) Refund -$1,620
Estimated FINAL Out-of-Pocket Cost (Item code 13200) $2,200

Subsequent Cycles – same calendar year

After one IVF cycle you will have reached the EMSN (as described in this example) and the cost of your subsequent cycles in the same calendar year reduce even further. We estimate your final out-of-pocket costs will only be around $600 for any subsequent IVF cycles (Medicare item code 13201).

Will my Private Health Insurance cover IVF treatment?

If you are in a private health fund, and have the appropriate level of cover, you may be eligible to claim a rebate for the following:

  • Some medications
  • A portion of the fees for your treating doctor when treated in hospital
  • Hospital admission, anaesthetist and theatre fees.

We recommend that you contact your private health insurer to confirm your membership status and the benefits and rebates that would be available to you.

If you have an enquiry or would like to book an appointment just call us on +61 7 3606 3131 or complete the form below.

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