Eligibility for NHS funding for fertility?
For fertility treatments such as IVF, many couples are eligible for funding from the NHS. Unfortunately, if either of you are current smokers, you are overweight or if you already have a child together, there is no NHS funding available for treatment.
NHS funding for fertility treatment varies throughout the country, according to your GP practice, with access criteria being determined by the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) under which your GP practice is governed.
Whether your fertility treatment is available through the NHS or you’re self-funding, or you need to spread your payments, we can help you find your way through the best options.
What’s involved in applying for NHS funding?
You cannot apply for funding yourself. Either your GP practice or the Fertility Clinic you’ve been referred to will apply for your funding. Some CCGs (e.g. BNSSG and Somerset) require criteria to be met for assessment, as well as treatment.
We will do all we can to secure your funding with your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
If you do not meet the criteria for NHS funding we advise whether lifestyle changes will help. Otherwise we can provide access to finance packages designed to reduce or spread the costs of your treatment, and make the process as easy as possible.
We understand that cost is one of the biggest implications when considering infertility treatment. At Bath Fertility our straight forward, patient-focused approach means that all our prices are published transparently so that you know exactly what you are paying for with no hidden charges. We work with Access Fertility Ltd to offer patients under the age of 40 a refund of up to 100%, and discounted multi-cycle packages for those aged under 45 years.
Access Fertility Ltd also offer payment options for its programmes here at Bath Fertility. To find out more about payment plans including monthly payment options, please contact them on 01865 80 1000.
If you’re under the age of 36, you may also like to consider the egg sharing programme where IVF/ICSI treatment is provided at a reduced cost. This would involved donating some of your eggs to help other women become mothers as part of our egg sharing programme. Acceptance onto the egg sharing programme is subject to medical review.
By partnering with Access Fertility Ltd we hope to help our patients budget for the cost of fertility treatment and offer peace of mind – the discounted treatment offers a significant saving compared to paying for the same treatment as you go along and if you are unable to have a baby you will receive up to a 100% refund if you opt for the IVF Refund package.
IVF Refund Programme
Pre-pay for two or three cycles of IVF or ICSI with a refund element.
- Three cycle IVF Refund package starts at £8,600
- Two cycle IVF Refund package is £7,850
- Three cycle ICSI Refund package starts at £10,8500
- Two cycle ICSI Refund package is £9,200
Receive up to 100% of fees paid as a refund if no live birth is achieved after all your treatment cycles are complete.
- Up to three IVF/ICSI cycles and unlimited frozen cycles
- Freezing and one year’s storage for your embryos
- No time limit for when cycles have to be completed by
- Any patient aged under 40, using their own eggs, is eligible for this plan subject to a medical review.
IVF Multi-Cycle Programme
Pre-pay for two cycles of IVF or ICSI at a significantly reduced cost to paying per individual cycle.
Patients aged up to 43
- IVF Multi-Cycle £6,600
- ICSI Multi-Cycle £7,700
- Up to two IVF/ICSI cycles and unlimited frozen cycles
- Freezing and one year’s storage for your embryos.
- No time limit for when the cycles have to be completed by.
- Any patient aged under 43, using their own eggs, is eligible for this plan.
The following applies to both the IVF Refund Programme and the IVF Multi-Cycle Programme:
- Patient treatment information meeting
- Nurse planning appointments
- Tailored ultra sound stimulation scans
- Egg collections under sedation*
- Laboratory costs*
- Transfer of all embryos for cycles*
- Unlimited transfer of all frozen embryos
- Blastocyst or assisted hatching*
- Follow up appointments or pregnancy scan*
- Up to 3 counselling sessions per cycle
- Embryo freezing & 1 year storage
- HFEA licence fee per cycle
- Consultant consultation
- Semen analysis
- Fertility drugs
- Donor sperm
- Donor eggs