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    Default Monash IVF fees

    Hi I'm looking for an approximate fee breakdown for standard IVF at Monash IVF in Melbourne. Does anyone have any current prices?

    I have private health insurance with no excess covering inpatient IVF procedures.

    We'll be getting the money together over the next 2 months or so whilst we wait for the results of some follow up tests on my hubby to come through. Hubby is stressing so I'd like to give him a more specific figure than about $10,000 and about half back in rebates.

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    We went to monash for our IVF adventure and only needed to do one round to successfully fall pregnant and end up with one frozen emby. It really depends on your situation but for us i think all up we were around $3k out of pocket. They sit you down and give you "financial counseling" as part of the process before you start, outlining what sort of costs you can expect for your particular treatment. We had no diagnosis for our infertility even after going through all the tests so just did a fairly standard cycle on a moderate amount of hormones to see how my body would react.

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    Thank you for your information.

    In our situation hubby has low sperm counts but otherwise healthy looking sperm. And I'm fine going by all my test results. We've been told doing IUI would be a waste of our time and money but would have around a 40-45% chance with standard IVF first round etc. so hopefully we only have to do it once. Get some frozen embryos too and keep them for further pregnancies in the future.

    How much are they charging you to store your frozen embryo? How long do expect to keep it in storage?

    I know they will go through all the financial stuff eventually but it's gonna be about 10 weeks at least till our next appointment (hubby has to have the karyotype generic test) and we need to get the money from my hubbies family and its tied up in trusts etc so trying to get the ball rolling on that in the meantime. Also makes me feel like we're doing things
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    From memory I think it's around $200 per 6 months-ish for storage, no rebates. Going in to it I wasn't really thinking about subsequent pregnancies as it had taken us nearly three years and I'd already prepared myself for potentially never having even one child, so it was a huge shock that the thing even worked let alone we actually ended up with a kid out of it! I ended up having some PND and lingering anxiety along with a very spirited baby & toddler who doesn't sleep terribly well, so to be honest having another one at this point (even though I love DD so SO much and wouldn't change things for the world) makes me shudder... but that's all probably best left for another thread.

    So little emby, for now, stays in the chiller lol

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    We have just gone through Monash IVF and I paid $3900 out of pocket (this is for drugs , no rebate from health fund) +$500 hospital excess. Health insurance doesn't really do much except for you egg pick up and embryo transfer hospital and specialists fees.

    Monash IVF also do 2 extra blood test after the pregnancy is confirmed, each a week apart , each around $136.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jilapril View Post
    We have just gone through Monash IVF and I paid $3900 out of pocket (this is for drugs , no rebate from health fund) +$500 hospital excess. Health insurance doesn't really do much except for you egg pick up and embryo transfer hospital and specialists fees.

    Monash IVF also do 2 extra blood test after the pregnancy is confirmed, each a week apart , each around $136.
    Thanks for that. What are they checking with the extra blood tests?

    How many scans and blood tests happen during a typical cycle and are all these included in the price?

    Do they give you the medications or do u take a script to be filled at a chemist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3cats1pug View Post
    Thanks for that. What are they checking with the extra blood tests?

    How many scans and blood tests happen during a typical cycle and are all these included in the price?

    Do they give you the medications or do u take a script to be filled at a chemist?
    i cant recall how many blood tests/scans I had cos my fresh cycle was a while ago- in jan. i believe i had 4-5 scans and blood tests ( and everyone is different, so you might have more/less) . So this is how the payment works - at your very first visit with the nurse you collect drugs from the nurse. This is when you pay your out of pocket $3900 , this is the price of the drugs.
    You then come for blood tests early morning - they have got really early appointments available and they run ON TIME, like really on time. The next lot of payment happens just before your egg pick up - it is about $4900, they would normally charge your credit card and sumbit medicare claim on yourbehalf. In about 2-3 weeks your get your $4900 back from medicare. When you go for epu your pay your hospital excess ( if any) . Then your do your embryo transfer and in 2 wks your blood test to confirm pregnancy. In a week after the pregnancy is confirmed you have another blood test to make sure your hcg is going up the way it should. Then in another week you do another blood test , both of this arent covered and you have to pay for them ( bill arrives in the mail)

    Which Monash clinic are you in? I was in Clayton and I cant thank them enough!!! Amazing nurses!! I had regular phonecalls from my nurse every day, was given an update on how my embies were going after the pick up every day! Really trully amazing !

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    Storage fees are $165 6 monthly
    ICSI is about $900 per stim cycle
    HA is additional $300.

    HA ICSI is an additional cost for sperm problems in a stim cycle.
    There is a sperm test for men that may not be necessary but it's $800 out of pocket. Check the cost before doing a sperm test and ask the FS if its really necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beta View Post
    There is a sperm test for men that may not be necessary but it's $800 out of pocket. Check the cost before doing a sperm test and ask the FS if its really necessary.
    Would that test be the Karyotype genetic chromosome test done by a blood test?
    If so hubby has be asked to do that and he'll probably go on Monday as we've been told it can take up to 8 weeks for the results to be processed. We weren't told how much it costs just that it might be expensive....


 

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