Fertility CoverTM

Something new from Fertility Associates


At Fertility Associates, we are dedicated to giving you the best possible chance of having a baby. In fact, after three cycles of IVF over 80% of our patients who are 37 or younger have a baby. And now, as the pioneers in fertility treatment, Fertility Associates is offering a new three-cycle IVF payment programme*, Fertility CoverTM.

Fertility CoverTM gives you three chances to have a baby – and also gives you the comfort of knowing in advance what the cost of your treatment will be. As extra reassurance, if the treatment should prove to be unsuccessful we will refund 70% of the cost of the programme, reducing the financial stress of private treatment.

That’s our Fertility CoverTM guarantee. Because, like you, we understand that having a baby is what it’s all about.

How does it work?

Our three-cycle IVF package provides you with reassurance that you will know exactly what the cost of treatment will be. The upfront cost will cover the cost of treatment for up to three cycles of IVF, and if you are unsuccessful in becoming pregnant or taking a baby home from hospital after three cycles, we will refund you 70% of the cost of the programme.

With the use of frozen embryos included in the cost, some people will have more than one child through this programme!

How do I apply?

You may either be a new patient to Fertility Associates or an existing patient. You may be waiting for publicly funded treatment, or have finished your funded cycles. You will need to have an initial consultation with a Fertility Associates doctor and from there your Doctor will help determine the right course of treatment for you. If it is decided that IVF is the right course of treatment for you, you may be eligible to apply for the Fertility CoverTM programme.

Fertility CoverTM is now available in all our clinics. For more information or to apply for Fertility CoverTM, please call 0800 10 28 28 or contact your nearest clinic:
  • Auckland: Pauline Bigelow on (09) 925 5930.
  • Hamilton: Batami Pundak on (07) 389 2603.
  • Wellington: Sheryl Williams on (04) 384 8401.
  • Christchurch: Janine Clarke on (03) 375 4000.

What are the criteria I have to meet to be eligible for Fertility CoverTM?

There are a number of criteria you will have to meet in order to be eligible for the programme and the final determination as to acceptance will be made by Fertility Associates. The criteria include:
  • The woman must be 39 years old or less on the day of joining the programme.
  • You should complete the programme, which may involve up to three complete IVF cycles, within 18 months of signing the services agreement with us. We expect you will start your first IVF cycle within two months of this date.
  • You have not had more than two IVF cycles previously at any fertility clinic. However, even if you have previously had a baby from IVF, you may be eligible.
  • Review of the medical history of both you and your partner. Some medical factors may exclude applicants from this programme.
  • You and your partner must be non-smokers, for at least three months before starting and for the duration of treatment under the programme.

Other factors taken into account for eligibility include:
Women:
  • Hormone levels of FSH and AMH which help predict how well you will respond
  • to the drugs used in IVF
  • BMI
  • Medical history.
Men:
  • Sperm quality from a semen analysis
  • Medical history.

To apply for the programme you and your partner will need to complete certain screening tests at your cost.


How does this impact on my eligibility for Public Funding?

If you have a child from private treatment, including this programme, it may change your eligibility for publicly funded treatment. If you have any questions regarding public funding, please check with our funding coordinator.

What is included in the Fertility CoverTM programme?

The Fertility CoverTM package includes all the items associated with a normal IVF cycle and more. These are as follows:
  • Up to three cycles of IVF
  • Medication – up to 2700 iu of Gonal F or Puregon per cycle during treatment
  • Other standard medications used in treatment
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound scans
  • ICSI (if required)
  • Replacement of all frozen embryos resulting from your cycle for up to three years from the date of the final egg collection.
  • Storage of embryos up to 24 months from signing the services agreement with us. After this, you would pay for any further storage
  • Early pregnancy monitoring to 7 weeks gestation, including ultrasound scanning
  • Counselling, covering up to four consultations.

There are a number of exclusions associated with the programme. These include:
  • Diagnostic and screening tests, such as AMH, FSH, Egg Check, semen analysis, etc
  • Any surgery
  • Surgical sperm retrieval of sperm from the testes, if needed
  • The use of donated eggs
  • Assisted hatching
  • Cost of donor sperm, including recruitment and storage fees, if needed
  • Cost of pregnancy care after 7 weeks gestation, any hospitalisation from treatment, prenatal diagnosis and any subsequent follow-up
  • Not all IVF treatment types will be covered. We can advise you at the time of your application.

If you have any questions in regards to what is included and excluded from this programme, please ask.


What is the cost?

Depending on the age of the woman, prices start from $27,350 and include drugs, ICSI, embryo storage and thawed embryo replacement.

While Fertility Associates will provide the best possible care no medical treatment can ever guarantee the outcome, but what we can guarantee is that if unsuccessful we will refund you 70% of the cost of the programme*. You need to be aware that should you be successful on your first cycle of treatment, you will have paid more than the standard fee for service as you will pay the total fee for Fertility CoverTM upfront.

Find a full price list for Fertility CoverTM here

Download the Fertility CoverTM brochure here
.  For more information or to apply for Fertility CoverTM, please call 0800 10 28 28 or contact your nearest clinic:
  • Auckland: Pauline Bigelow on (09) 925 5930.
  • Hamilton: Batami Pundak on (07) 839 2603.
  • Wellington: Linley Joplin on (04) 384 8401.
  • Christchurch: Janine Clarke on (03) 375 4000.

* Terms and conditions apply. For entry into the programme, you must meet certain criteria.