Cost of private Infertility treatment

If you decide to have private treatment then you will find that clinics set their own prices and these vary from one clinic to another.

When visiting a clinic ask for a breakdown of prices and make sure you are clear about what is, and isn’t included in the price. For example, some clinics offer free counselling whereas others don’t.

And, bear in mind that if your treatment changes, say you need a more advanced form of treatment or a new drug then this will be reflected in the price.

You may be asked to pay some of the costs upfront. If you are then ask for a personal, treatment plan which shows the total cost of treatment and what this covers. You should also be given regular updates on your progress and how this affects the cost of your treatment. So, if there is a change to your treatment you want to know how this affects the overall price.

If you are not sure about anything then ask the clinic to explain it. Do not agree to anything unless you fully understand what it entails and what it will cost. At the end of the day this is a very expensive outlay so you want to be sure that you are getting the best treatment available.

One option is that of a ‘treatment package’. This is an all in one affair which usually includes the initial consultation, scans, tests and treatment although these will vary between clinics. What you do need to be careful of is what they don’t include, for example, fertility drugs. You may opt for a package at a set price and then find out that it doesn’t include the cost of your fertility drugs which then pushes up the price.

So, if you are thinking of choosing a package make sure that you know what you are getting for your money.

No-one can put a price on the chance to have a baby but money is an issue that can’t be ignored.

So how much does infertility treatment cost?

As a rough guide you can expect to pay the following (private clinic):

  • From £2,000 to £5,000 for IVF (a single treatment cycle)
  • From £3,000 to £5,000 for ICSI
  • With donor eggs - £4,000 to £5,000
  • Around £5,000 for GIFT
  • Around £500 for IUI
  • Around £2,000 for ZIFT
  • Around £900 for FET (frozen embryo transfer)
  • Around £700 for donor insemination
  • Around £5,000 to £8,000 for IVF with PGD

Costs of fertility tests can range from £40-£50 for a blood test to £100 or more for sperm analysis or £200 for an ultrasound scan.

These costs will be a bit cheaper in a private clinic located within NHS premises.

Private clinics are in competition with each other so you should find that their prices are fairly comparable.

One important aspect of this is fertility drugs: drugs used in IVF and other fertility treatments are expensive so check to see if they are included in the overall cost.

If not, then try shopping around. Compare prices from several pharmacies before making a decision or consider buying them directly from a pharmaceutical company.

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