At Life Fertility we were proud to have opened Queensland’s first Bulk Billed IVF clinic in 2015. We still have the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any IVF clinic in Queensland. As Life Fertility we have been helping couples achieve their dream of having a family for over 10 years.
You may have also known us as BulkBillIVF.com.au. In late 2018 we combined all of our IVF services (Full Service IVF and Bulk Billed IVF) under the one brand – Life Fertility.
How much does Bulk Billed IVF Cost?
When you have Bulk Billed IVF treatment with Life Fertility we bulk bill all of the Medicare Items associated with your IVF treatment cycle.
Typically, the only out-of-pocket costs you will have are for medications and a treatment room (includes associated medical disposables for egg collection and embryo transfers).
There is a complete breakdown of your costs in the table below, but your total out-of-pocket costs will be approx. $800-1,050.
If you are having treatment using Donor Sperm you can find these additional costs here.
|Treatment||Medicare Item Code||Approx. Cost (after Medicare Rebates and Safety net refund)|
|IVF treatment cycle, monitoring, doctor consultations, embryo transfer||13200, 13209, 13212, 13215||Bulk Billed|
|Egg collection treatment room fee||Not Applicable||$570 (no Medicare rebates)|
|Embryo transfer treatment room fee||Not Applicable||$250 (no Medicare rebates)|
|Counselling session (if required)||Not Applicable||Free|
|Medication||Not Applicable||Approximately $200
Or: $100 Healthcare Card holders
|Embryo freezing and 12 months storage||Not Applicable||Free|
|TOTAL||$920 – $1,020 approx.|
How much do my appointments cost?
All of your in-person appointments with our Fertility Doctors are bulk billed, and nursing appointments are free of charge.
However, if you are unable to attend our clinic in person, please be aware that there are fees associated with Skype and tele-consults with our Fertility Doctors. These appointments (typically 2 for an IVF cycle) are not eligible for Medicare Rebates, so unfortunately they cannot be bulk billed.
Can I have Bulk Billed IVF treatment with Donor Sperm?
If you have Bulk Billed IVF through Life Fertility you also have access to our comprehensive Donor Sperm Program.
At Life Fertility we have helped create hundreds of families using Donor Sperm.
In order for you to be eligible for Medicare Rebates for IVF treatment (have your IVF treatment bulk billed), you will need to be diagnosed as medically infertile.
Your Fertility Doctor will assess your fertility with the help of diagnostics tests and a thorough medical history. There are many factors which are assessed that can affect your fertility.
If you are considering having Bulk Billed IVF treatment with Donor Sperm, and would like to understand the options and treatment processes, you will find this fact sheet useful.
How much does Bulk Billed IVF treatment using Donor Sperm cost?
In addition to fees for your IVF treatment you can expect to pay the following fees:
- Anonymous Donor Sperm – $1,200 (per IVF treatment cycle)
- Coordination Fee – additional $670 (per IVF treatment cycle)
- ICSI – $439 (per IVF treatment cycle)
Can we have Bulk Billed IVF if my partner has had a vasectomy?
Yes, you can have Bulk Billed IVF treatment at Life Fertility if your partner has had a vasectomy.
We can offer testicular sperm aspiration (TESA – to retrieve sperm) if you are having Bulk Billed IVF treatment. Therefore we can also help you achieve a pregnancy through Bulk Billed IVF even if your partner has had a vasectomy.
Please note, there are additional costs for this procedure, it is not bulk billed.
You can find more detailed information about sperm retrieval procedures in this fact sheet.
How do I get started with Bulk Billed IVF?
The first stage of your Bulk Billed IVF journey would be to have a bulk billed appointment with one of our experienced Fertility Doctors.
They will oversee your fertility investigations before determining your suitability for Bulk Billed IVF. This typically involves two bulk billed appointments with a Fertility Doctor, and one appointment with a Fertility Nurse (at no cost to you).
If you are suitable for Bulk Billed IVF your treatment will be managed by our expert Fertility Doctors in partnership with our experienced and caring Fertility Nurses.
You can relax knowing that our success rates are amongst the best and that you will be supported by a caring and experienced team of administration, nursing and scientific staff. Bulk Billed IVF is a fixed, moderate dose IVF cycle.
Is everyone eligible for Bulk Billed IVF?
Age is the single biggest factor affecting a woman’s ability to achieve a pregnancy and have a healthy baby – either naturally or through IVF.
IVF Treatment through our Bulk Billed Program is therefore only available to women who are 45 years of age or younger (at the time of egg collection).
However, if you are over 45, you may be suitable for IVF treatment through our Full-Service Fertility Program (you can see costs here). In which case we recommend you book in for a consultation with our Medical Director Dr Glenn Sterling to find out what may be medically suitable for you.
Additionally our bulk bill IVF program has a BMI cut-off of 40 (we will treat patients who have a BMI up to and including 40).
If you have a Medicare Card you are eligible for Medicare Rebates on your doctor consultations. However in order for you to be eligible for Medicare Rebates for IVF treatment (have your IVF treatment bulk billed), you will need to be diagnosed as medically infertile.
Your Fertility Specialist or Fertility Doctor will assess your fertility with the help of diagnostics tests and a thorough medical history.
There are many factors which are assessed that can affect your fertility and may contribute to a diagnosis of medical infertility.
If you have an enquiry or would like to book an appointment in Spring Hill or North Lakes just call us on +61 7 3606 3135 or complete the form below.