Information on our current fee structure is available from our office. We are not a Bulk Billing practice and there is an out-of-pocket cost for consultations. We do request payment at the time of consultation. All major credit cards are accepted and we have EFTPOS facilities. Variations to this billing structure are at our discretion.
There are no hidden fees. All fees are fair and based on Australian Medical Association recommended figures.
Fees for a surgical procedure usually include Surgeon, Anaesthetist, Hospital and when needed Surgical Assistant fees. Most of those fees are covered either by Medicare or your Private Health Fund. When required you will be asked to pay some out of pocket not refundable amount (you will be informed how much that gap is in advance).
What about insurance cover?
In general, your private health fund and Medicare will cover a major portion of your fee. Please note that there will be an out-of-pocket gap for your surgery, and this varies from one procedure to another. We will give you an estimate of your gap prior to your surgery.
It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to ensure your health fund will adequately cover your surgery.
What are your acceptable means of payment?
EFTPOS, Bank cheques, personal cheques, cash or credit cards are acceptable means of payment.
The costs of surgery relate to:
- Surgeon and assistant surgeon
- Ancillary charge (pharmacy, non-rebated instruments etc)
Your surgeon can tell you his fee and give you some indication of the costs of the other people involved in your care.
Private Obstetric Fee
The fees you pay for your obstetric care ensures a specialist obstetrician is available for you 24 hours a day, from your first appointment with us until six weeks after your baby is born.
Estimated out of pocket charges for obstetrics after all rebates are approximately $3650 - $3880 (depends on your Medicare Safety Net):
- Initial consultation $300($197.50 out of pocket)
- Each antenatal visit is Bulk Billed
- Obstetric management fee $3900, charged at 20 weeks (or $2500 at 20 weeks and $1600 at 30 weeks) (app. $3624.50 out of pocket plus extra rebate of approximately $220 if safety net is reached)
- Delivery and all hospital admissions are usually covered by your Private Health Fund
- There are possible out of pocket expenses for Anaesthetic and Paediatric inpatient care if required
- Patients without Medicare or Insurance should enquire for individual quote
- Cancellation Fees: if cancelled before 30 weeks 50% will be refunded, no refund – after 30 weeks
City Fertility Centre does not charge an initial registration fee to access our IVF services.
Your treatment costs will vary depending on the level of treatment you require. Following your initial consultation with a City Fertility specialist, you will be given a booking for a complimentary pre-treatment information session with one of our experienced fertility nurses and patient services administrators. All aspects of your fertility treatment, including the cost structure, will be discussed with you at this time.
Our Patient services administrators are available to discuss any questions you may have regarding treatment fees, Medicare and Private Health rebates, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
City Fertility Centre Fees
If your specialist determines that you and your partner require IVF treatment, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate. The below IVF cycle fees include:
- Quantitative hormone testing
- All ultrasounds during your cycle
- Most embryology/laboratory services
- Semen preparation
- Onecounselling and dietician appointment
- The intensive support of a specialised team of nurse coordinators and scientists
- Most treatment medications
The following is a summary of the current City Fertility Centre payment:
|Type of Treatment||Patient out-of-pocket Costs After Medicare Benefits|
|Initial Registration Fee||$0.00 No Registration Fee|
|Initial Consultation Fee for CFC Specialist||$150.00 – Average|
|IVF CYCLE |
(1st Cycle in a Calendar Year)
Medicare Item Number 13200
|IVF CYCLE |
(2nd or Subsequent Cycle in a Calendar Year)
Medicare Item Number 13201
These include initial consultations, investigations, and tests performed by your specialist prior to you commencing your IVF cycle. Additional fees for the IVF treatment cycle are charged by your specialist and include the management of the treatment cycle (Item No 13209) and the fee for performing both egg collection (Item No *13212) and embryo transfer (Item No 13215). These fees are set at your specialist’s own discretion (not City Fertility Centre) and are claimable through Medicare, Private Health Funds (*13212 only) and the Medicare Safety Net. Please contact your specialist’s officefor further information regarding their consultation and cycle fees and the relevant rebates.
Procedures which are performed under general anaesthetic include egg collection and Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA). Your anaesthetist will bill these fees directly and the account will be eligible for a rebate from both Medicare and Private Health.
The theatre and bed fees for both egg collection and TESA are payable directly to the private hospital. Medicare will not pay anything towards private hospital charges; however, if you have Private Health Insurance with hospital cover you may be either partially or fully covered for these costs. City Fertility Centre recommends that you contact your Private Health Fund for an estimate of any excess or co-payments that may be required. For those who are uninsured, the full admission fees are payable upon admission to hospital.
Other Laboratory Services
In addition to the standard embryology services offered, your specialist may recommend other embryology services which may assist in you achieving a successful pregnancy.
Additional services include:
- Assisted Hatching
- Donor Sperm
- Embryo Transfer Media
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection ICSI*
- Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
- Sperm Freeze
- Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)
*denotes Medicare rebate applicable.