Some patients, whether eligible or not for NHS funded treatment may choose to have private treatment in the Regional Fertility Centre.
There is no waiting list held for private treatments and appointments are generally available within two to four weeks.
Treatments and services available on a private basis are IVF, ICSI and FET treatments and endometrial scratch.
Storage of embryos or sperm for further treatment
If you wish to continue storage beyond two years, a fee is charged annually in advance.
Private health insurance
Before making a request for paperwork to support an insurance claim, please check with your insurance company that your cover includes fertility treatment. Costs for private treatment are invoiced through the administration staff by two methods:
- Trust invoice for all aspects of the treatment procedures; 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 prior to commencing treatment are charged separately. Our price list provides a detailed list 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.
On payment of invoices, separate receipts are issued for Trust and consultants’ medical fees.
If progressing with a health insurance claim the relevant claim forms must be provided to the administration team.