At Salisbury Fertility Centre we want you to understand the costs involved with your treatment and how you will be billed. Outlined below are the various stages of the treatment cycle with the costs associated with them.
At each stage we will ask you to sign a form, which shows how much you will be charged. Once you receive the invoice, you will have 21 days to pay. You can pay by card, cheque or cash.
Treatment Cycle for IVF with or without ICSI
Stage 1 - Initial Consultation
Referral to Salisbury Fertility Centre would normally be when all the initial investigations are complete. You would both have an appointment with one of our consultants, the female partner will have a routine trans-vaginal ultrasound scan and the male partner would normally be asked to attend for a semen analysis on the same day. It is likely that during your investigations this has been done before, however our embryologists will undertake a much more detailed analysis determining the most suitable treatment for you.
Consultation - £190
Semen Analysis - £120
Stage 2 - Treatment Cycle
The treatment cycle costs include all scans, blood tests and appointments necessary during the cycle, as well as up to two sessions with our independent counsellor.
If clinically appropriate, the consultant will talk to you about extended culture (blastocyst transfer), there is additional cost associated with this cycle.
If ICSI is required this is normally discussed early in the treatment cycle, however if on the day of treatment (once the embryologist has seen the sample) they feel that performing ICSI with the sample would give a better outcome, they will discuss this with you.
IVF - £3550
IVF with blastocyst culture - £3850
ICSI - an additional £980
HFEA licence fee - £80
The cost of the down regulating and stimulating drugs depend on your prescription, determined by your AMH level blood test. The cost of drugs range from approximately £600-£1000.
In order to give the cycle the best chance, the consultant, on looking at your progress scan, may want to either increase the length of time you are on the drugs or the dosage. If this occurs there will be an additional cost to you of the drugs of approximately £100. However, it could be more.
If you meet certain criteria, the assisted hatching technique may be suggested to you. There is a cost of £180 for assisted hatching if you choose to go ahead with this option.
If the male partner needs to have surgical sperm retrieval, the cost is £1550. This includes 1 year of storage.
If the male partner needs to have sperm frozen in advance of the treatment, this costs £310 for 1 year of storage.
If the clinicians are concerned about Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) after egg collection, they may make the decision not to go ahead with the embryo transfer in this cycle. In that case, good quality embryos will be frozen, and a frozen-thawed embryo transfer is planned. There will be no charge for the frozen-thawed embryo treatment cycle, but you will need to pay for the drugs, at a cost of £200-£300.
Refunds at Stage 2
If the cycle is abandoned before egg collection - a refund of £2950 and HFEA licence fee (and ICSI cost if included).
No eggs at egg collection - a refund of HFEA licence fee (and ICSI cost if included).
Failed fertilisation - no refund.
Extended culture (blastocyst) - there is no refund if the clinical decision is taken to transfer the embryos before they reach blastocyst stage.
If the cycle is abandoned before egg collection but then converted to IUI treatment, the refund above is due, but there is a charge of £390 for the IUI treatment. Therefore the refund would be £2560 and the HFEA licence fee (and ICSI cost if included).
Stage 3 - Embryo Storage
If as part of your treatment cycle you have embryos frozen, the cost of the first year of storage is included in the cycle cost. Each subsequent year is £200.
If sperm is stored, there is a renewal of storage of £200 for each year.
Included in the cost of treatment is one follow up consultation.
Stage 4 - Using Frozen Embryos
If you decide you want to use the embryos you have in storage, you would undertake a frozen-thawed embryo cycle.
Cycle costs - £1300
HFEA licence fee - £80
Drugs will cost between £200 and £300
Refunds at stage 4
If the cycle is abandoned due to poor endometrial development, the refund is £850 and the HFEA licence fee.
If there are no embryos suitable for transfer the HFEA licence fee is refunded.
Please note that all treatment cycles are individual and may not follow this plan exactly. This costed treatment plan, therefore, should be used as a guide only.
The cost of treatments are reviewed annually in April, but may change at other times of the year.