We understand that you may be feeling overwhelmed with information about the Coronavirus.

Our Bowen Hills and North Lakes Clinics are still open and we are taking all possible precautions to keep you safe while you have treatment with us. Egg collections and embryo transfers are continuing in our own treatment rooms. As always your treating doctor will assess your individual circumstances before determining if treatment is appropriate.

In this time of uncertainty it is natural that you will have questions about how the Coronavirus may impact your fertility treatment. We are keeping on top of all official advice and will continue to take appropriate steps to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff. You are always welcome to call us with any questions you may have, but you can also find some answers here.

What measures is Life Fertility taking to avoid transmission of Coronavirus?

If you are attending the clinic in person, please be assured that Life Fertility is following all appropriate health recommendations and abiding by all government directives. This is evolving quickly – please know that we are also acting quickly.

We have additional hand sanitiser at all entry points and around the clinic and have increased the frequency of cleaning of common areas throughout the day.

Patients and staff who are unwell in any way will not be attending the clinic – we aim to minimise your exposure to any infectious disease.

We are also reducing the number of patients in the clinic at any one time to comply with the requirement for increased social distancing. We are doing this by:

  • Reducing the number of procedures and scans we will schedule on any one day and increasing the time between them;
  • Asking you to help us maintain social distancing – please do not come early to any appointments and to attend alone if possible (please don’t bring children or a support person); and
  • Having tele-consults where possible (there may be a cost associated with some of these appointments – we will always inform you of these beforehand).

This means that if you are coming to the clinic you will see fewer patients than normal in our waiting room, and we ask that you sit over 1.5m apart.

Do I need to be vaccinated to go to Life Fertility Clinic?

Life Fertility Clinic follows all Public Health Directions, and has performed a risk assessment based on the latest health advice (ICdoc2d, Nov 21). Accordingly:

  • By Dec 17th, 2021, Life Fertility Clinic staff and clinicians will need to be double vaccinated and provide a copy of their certificate

  • By Dec 17th, 2021, visitors (partners/support persons etc) to our health facility will need to provide proof of double vaccination (except for those under the age of 12 and where a medical exemption is in place)

  • Patients will be asked by staff if they are double vaccinated and if so, to provide us with a copy of their certificate

  • If patients are not double vaccinated, then a number of measures to minimise transmission will be implemented

  • Do I have to come to the clinic for appointments?

    During lockdowns we offer tele consults to patients who would normally attend the clinic for doctor consultations and nurse interviews. Where appropriate our scientists will speak to you on the phone rather than in person.

    Are there any additional precautions being taken for procedures?

    We have infectious control procedures in place for all our scans and procedures.

    We are also reducing the amount of time you will spend in the clinic before and after egg collections and embryo transfers. We will be communicating this individually to you before your procedure.

    We normally recommend you bring a support person with you to procedures, but during lockdowns we kindly ask that if possible, you attend your procedures alone during this time.

    It it OK to have the COVID-19 vaccine during IVF treatment?

    The simple answer is yes, in the majority of cases, it is. However, if you have any underlying health conditions you should discuss this further with your GP.

    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) recommends that women who are pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, get vaccinated. They have an information hub that includes FAQ’s, is regularly updated, and can be found by clicking here.

    Queensland Health have also put together a really helpful summary discussing the latest research surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please click here to access the information.

    Do I have to I delay my IVF treatment?

    We are still open, and we are taking all possible precautions to keep you safe while you have treatment with us.

    Egg collections and embryo transfers are continuing in our own treatment rooms.

    As always, your treating doctor will be happy to answer all your questions and will recommend the appropriate treatment for you based on your individual circumstances.

    What if I am from a COVID-19 hotspot?

    We are following all current Qld Public Health Directives, and we operate under a Covid Safe Plan.

    In order to minimise the risk to patients and staff our Covid Safe Plan does not cover the treatment of patients from declared Covid Hotspots outside of South East Queensland.

    We understand it can be difficult to stay on top of changing health advice and restrictions. If you have any questions at all about your personal circumstances please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    How much does IVF treatment cost?

    We are pleased to offer you Queensland’s lowest cost IVF. We have two treatment options for you to consider:

    • Full Service IVF Program – your treatment will be personally managed by the Fertility Specialist of your choice, and can be tailored to suit your individual needs. More information including costs can be found here.
    • Bulk Billed IVF Program – your treatment is managed on a rotational basis by one of our Fertility Doctors in close partnership with our experienced Fertility Nurses. More information about costs can be found here.

    If I freeze all my embryos what are the storage fees?

    We have 12 months free storage with all IVF cycles.

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