+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    31
    Reviews
    2

    Default IVF costs?

    Hi I am just wondering as a have a friend who may need IVF and she's looking at the cost. Can anyone tell me about medicare rebates etc and PHI and what they do and don't cover. I am curious as well.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    31
    Reviews
    2
    Bump, anyone????

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,693
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked
    1,196
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Our clinic is $7,000 upfront on commencement of cycle, a weeks afterwards you get a receipt to claim from Medicare, you get about $4,500 back. For transfers after that you have to pay $2,500 and you get about $1,800 back from Medicare and the cycle continues. With each fresh cycle you have to pay the $7,000 again. Some of the drugs are covered under private health insurance.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    59
    Reviews
    0
    Hi Ally,

    All clinics have different pay structures so it's best to check out their websites as most will have all the info on their for you. My clinic in SA IS 3800/stimulate cycle (includes drugs) but then an additional $500 for Aneasthetist & hospital day bed. Of that we get about $1800 back from medicare. Frozen embryo cycles are $1250/cycle with about $600 from Medicare.
    We have top PHI which pays for nothing apart from the day bed for the egg pickup. Hope this helps xx

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    280
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    31
    Reviews
    2
    Thanks guys, I will give this info to my friend and hope it helps. The paperwork from phi and Medicare are a bit confusing.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    59
    Reviews
    0
    I found my phi and Medicare to seem very helpful at the time I enquired (quite happy to tell you what invoice numbers etc they'll pay for) but at the end of the day Medicare pays for the dr and some of the rebate and the drs fees & phi some drugs and a hospital bed


 

Similar Threads

  1. Costs of having a baby
    By BH-bubhub in forum Private Health Insurance Discussion
    Replies: 186
    Last Post: 15-02-2017, 10:26
  2. Costs
    By Bonkers in forum Seeking a Midwife or Doula?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-08-2012, 12:44
  3. OI costs
    By Tropical Bub in forum Fertility Treatment
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21-05-2012, 07:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
L'il Aussie Prems FoundationAn Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›