Accessing a Publicly Funded Consultation

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  • Auckland(Auckland, Waitemata, Counties Manukau and Northland)

    To be eligible for a publicly funded consultation in the Auckland and
    Northern region, you need to:

  • Be 39 years of age or younger at the time of referral
  • Not have two or more children under the age of 12 living at home.
  • Both partners must have NZ residency, citizenship or a work visa showing at least 2 years.

Additionally:

  • Both partners must have NZ residency, citizenship or a work visa showing at least 2 years.
  • You and your partner also need to have been trying to get pregnant for at least 12 months,
  • Or have a severe male or female factor, such as no or very poor quality sperm or failure to ovulate,
  • Or have a genetic condition that can be treated with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis,
  • Or have an indication for fertility preservation.

Good to know:

  • At your publicly funded consultation you will be scored for publicly funded treatment using the fertility Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria (CPAC) system that gives you a score out of a 100.
  • You can have a private consultation to access public treatment. This is useful for those who want to be assessed sooner than the public wait time of 3-4 months.
  • You can also access privately funded treatment while on the waiting list for publicly funded treatment. You would only lose your place on the waiting list if you achieve a successful pregnancy.
  • Hamilton/Midland region(Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Taranaki)

    Eligibility for a publicly funded consultation in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Taranaki region:

    • Woman's age 39 years or younger, and
    • Not pregnant after 12 months of trying.
    • Or a known male or female diagnosed factor (very low sperm count, endometriosis, blocked tubes, anovulation)
    • Or have a genetic condition that can be treated with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis,
    • Or have an indication for fertility preservation.
    • Both partners must be eligible to receive health services in NZ. More info can be found here.

    Good to know:

    • At your publicly funded consultation you will be scored for publicly funded treatment using the fertility Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria (CPAC) system that gives you a score out of a 100.
    • You can have a private consultation to access public treatment. This is useful for those who want to be assessed sooner than the public wait time of 3-4 months.
    • You can also access privately funded treatment while on the waiting list for publicly funded treatment. You would only lose your place on the waiting list if you achieve a successful pregnancy.
  • Wellington region(Tairawhiti, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, Mid Central, Wairarapa, Wellington, Capital Coast and Lower Hutt)

    Your GP will need to refer you directly to Fertility Associates Wellington and specifically ask for a public consultation; otherwise you will be treated privately.

    To be eligible for a publicly funded consultation in the Tairawhiti,
    Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, Mid Central, Wairarapa, Wellington, Capital Coast and Hutt region:

    • Both partners must have NZ residency, citizenship or a work visa showing at least 2 years.

    Additionally:

    • If you are 35 years or younger, you also need to have been trying to get pregnant for at least 18 months or for women over 35 years you must have been trying for 12 months,
    • Or have a severe male or female factor, such as no or very poor quality sperm or failure to ovulate,
    • Or have a genetic condition that can be treated with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis,
    • Or have an indication for fertility preservation.

    Good to know:

    • At your publicly funded consultation you will be scored for publicly funded treatment using the fertility Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria (CPAC) system that gives you a score out of a 100.
    • You can have a private consultation to access public treatment. This is useful for those who want to be assessed sooner than the public wait time of 3-4 months.
    • You can also access privately funded treatment while on the waiting list for publicly funded treatment. You would only lose your place on the waiting list if you achieve a successful pregnancy.
  • South Island region

    Your GP will need to refer you directly to Fertility Associates Christchurch and specifically ask for a public consultation; otherwise you will be treated privately.

    To be eligible for a publicly funded consultation in the South Island:

    • Both partners must have NZ residency, citizenship or a work visa showing at least 2 years.
    • Be 39 years of age or younger at the time of referral
    • Not have two or more children under the age of 12 living at home.
    • Have a BMI no greater than 32.

    Additionally:

    • You and your partner also need to have been trying to get pregnant for at least 12 months,
    • Or have a severe male or female factor, such as no or very poor quality sperm or failure to ovulate.
    • Or have a genetic condition that can be treated with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis,
    • Or have an indication for fertility preservation.

    Good to know:

    • At your publicly funded consultation you will be scored for publicly funded treatment using the fertility Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria (CPAC) system that gives you a score out of a 100.
    • You can have a private consultation to access public treatment. This is useful for those who want to be assessed sooner than the public wait time of 3-4 months.
    • You can also access privately funded treatment while on the waiting list for publicly funded treatment. You would only lose your place on the waiting list if you achieve a successful pregnancy.