I am looking for some advice and support from someone in the same situation as me or who knows the ins and outs of it.
We arrived in Melbourne last September, shortly after undergoing fertility tests in the UK showing we most likely need to go down the IVF route. (We have been trying to conceive for about 2 years now with no luck so know that our chances are slim of having a baby naturally). We were on the waiting list for IVF in the UK but now that we are here, want to continue with this.
We are on a business long stay visa and although we have the reciprocal Medicare in place, i believe that this does not apply to IVF. We have also started to look at private healthcare but again cant find a policy that will assist in covering all the costs of IVF or a good percentage of them. It appears to be solely hospital stays and small % of doctors bills.
I was wondering if anyone on here is in the same boat visa wise and how they have managed the costs. What private cover did you have, did medicare cover anything at all?
Any help is much appreciated.