The Cost of Private Fertility Treatment
Unfortunately not all people are eligible for fertility treatment on the NHS. If there is any doubt over your eligibility you are encouraged to speak to your GP in the first instance or call the unit for advice. Eligibility criteria vary depending on where in the UK you live. Further information can be found on the website of your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Links to the local CCGs can be found here.
As a clinic we recognise that private fertility treatment is a costly process. Patients need to be aware that bills from their private consultant and bills from the fertility clinic are issued and dealt with separately. This document details what to expect from your fertility bills and includes some examples of what our patients can expect to pay.
The Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Unit Charges document shows the charges levied by the Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Unit for various appointments, treatments and packages. Staff are happy to explain these figures if you wish.
As part of your treatment package you will be required to have blood samples taken and laboratory tests run. These are billed by the SaTH Pathology department and the cost of these are also included in the document above.
The fees charged by Mr Sizer and Mr Bentick for various aspects of treatment can be found here.
Supply and delivery of your fertility treatment drugs are contracted out to a homecare pharmacy company. The type and quantities of drugs varies between patients but you are advised to budget for the drugs costing between £1,000 to £2,000 per cycle. You will be invoiced for your drugs by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust and do not pay the provider direct.
Also be aware that there are on-going annual costs should you wish to retain embryos or sperm/eggs in storage. The cost of the first year’s storage is included in your treatment package.
Patients will be provided with an individual, costed treatment plan prior to coming through for treatment which is as accurate as it can be bearing in mind the number of variables that are associated with a cycle of fertility treatment.