Pricelist

We hope this pricelist guide will help you assess the cost of your investigation tests and treatment fees. It provides information about what is included in the cost, when and where to pay, and how we make a refund if your treatment does not take place for any reason. Please note that this is a guide and prices can vary slightly. Full Terms and conditions are at the bottom of this page.

Please keep this information with you at all times during your attendance and treatment so you can keep a record of your individual treatment costs.

 

At any time, if you have any questions about the fees, payments or refunds, please contact us as soon as possible on 01865 782 800.

 

This guide is valid from 1st April 2017.

Price List 2017


 

OXFORD FERTILITY PRICELIST

 

Consultations and Tests 
Medical Consultation£200
Nurse Planning Consultation (includes ultrasound scan)£230
Consultation with Counsellor£105
Semen Analysis£190
HyCoSy£420
Surgical Sperm Retrieval£1025 (does not include freezing or storage costs)
Gynaecological or Early Pregnancy Scan£200
Saline Ultrasound Scan£415

 


 

Blood Tests (general guide) 
Female Hormone Profile (FSH, LH, Testosterone, Prolactin, TSH, AMH)£190
Male Hormone Profile (FSH, LH, Testosterone, Prolactin, TSH)£120
FSH £45
LH£45
AMH£45
TSH£45
Prolactin£45
Oestrogen£45
Progesterone£60
Testosterone£45
Female Thrombophilia£475
Beta hCG£45
HIV, Hep B (all) & Hep C£185
Hepatitis B antigen£80
Hepatitis B core antibody£65
Hepatitis C£70
HIV£45
CMV£80
Rubella£45
Syphilis£45
Karyotyping£275
Thyroid Antibodies£90
Cystic Fibrosis£170
Blood Group/Rh£45

 


 

Treatments, Procedures & Investigations 
IVF Cycle£3,820*
ICSI £1,200
Blastocyst Culture£560**
EmbryoScope£435
Frozen Embryo Replacement (FER) Cycle£1,595
IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) cycle£1,400 (includes all ultrasound scans and laboratory costs)
Endometrial Scratch£250
Endometrial Scratch (under sedation)£525
Embryo Glue£165
Assisted Hatching£555

(Please note drug costs are not included)

* This charge includes all ultrasound scans & oestrogen blood tests, egg collection under sedation, laboratory costs, embryo culture to day 3, embryo transfer, HFEA fee where applicable, one pregnancy scan, follow up medical consultation if within 3 months, one counselling session. IVF cycles with Genetic Testing do not include Embryo transfer & pregnancy scan.

** We aim to culture all embryos to day 5. This is charged in addition to the IVF cycle cost, but will be refunded should culture to day 5 not be achieved.

 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE TREATMENT PRICES

 

IVF AND ICSI CYCLES

  • All blood tests and ultrasound scans during the treatment cycle
  • Egg collection procedure
  • Intravenous sedation administered by a Consultant Anaesthetist during egg Collection
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Medical and nursing care and advice before, during, and after treatment up to the pregnancy test and early pregnancy scan when treatment is successful
  • HFEA licence fee where applicable
  • Pregnancy urine test (home kit provided)
  • Pregnancy ultrasound scan (to establish a viable pregnancy) and a Consultant review appointment within three months of the pregnancy test
  • ICSI cycles include the Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm injection procedure
  • NB Beta HCG charged if needed as not routinely required

 

FROZEN EMBRYO REPLACEMENT CYCLES

  • All ultrasound scans during the treatment cycle
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Medical and nursing care and advice before, during, and after treatment up to the pregnancy test and early pregnancy scan when treatment is successful
  • HFEA licence fee where applicable
  • Pregnancy urine test (home kit provided)
  • Pregnancy ultrasound scan
  • NB Blood tests charged per test

 

IUI CYCLES

  • All ultrasound scans during the treatment cycle
  • Insemination procedure
  • Medical and nursing care and advice before, during, and after treatment up to the pregnancy test and early pregnancy scan when treatment is successful
  • Pregnancy urine test (home kit provided)
  • Pregnancy ultrasound scan
  • NB Blood tests charged per test

 

EGG FREEZING CYCLES

  • All blood tests and ultrasound scans during the treatment cycle
  • Egg collection procedure & intravenous sedation administered by a Consultant Anaesthetist during egg Collection
  • Medical and nursing care and advice before, during, and after treatment.
  • Egg Freezing
  • HFEA licence fee where applicable
  • Consultant review appointment within three months of treatment

 

EGG BATCHING

  • All blood tests and ultrasound scans during the treatment cycles
  • Egg collection procedure
  • Intravenous sedation administered by a Consultant Anaesthetist during egg collection
  • Medical and nursing care and advice before, during and after treatment.
  • Egg freezing & storage (from the first freeze event)
  • HFEA licence fee where applicable
  • One consultation appointment during the egg batching process

 

EGG DONATION CYCLE

  • All blood tests and ultrasound scans during the treatment cycle
  • Egg collection procedure and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection procedure
  • Intravenous sedation administered by a Consultant Anaesthetist during egg Collection
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Medical and nursing care and advice before, during, and after treatment up to the pregnancy test and early pregnancy scan when treatment is successful
  • Embryo freezing
  • HFEA licence fee where applicable
  • Pregnancy urine test (home kit provided)
  • Pregnancy ultrasound scan and a Consultant review appointment within three months of the pregnancy test

 


OVERSEAS MANAGEMENT

 

Patients being co-managed with an overseas clinic are charged per investigation. This includes patients undergoing treatment overseas and who attend the clinic for the treatment ultrasound scans and blood tests. See the section on How, Where and When to Pay.

Patients treated at Shady Grove have the following included in the fee they pay to Shady Grove: counselling session, treatment baseline and mid-cycle ultrasound scans and blood tests, hCG test and up to two early pregnancy ultrasound scans.


HOW TO PAY

Payments can be made by Bank transfer to the details below, or Debit/Credit Card (1.5% surcharge is payable for credit cards) in person or by telephone on 01865 782800/782872.

Please make direct payment to the following, quoting Patient Number (PUN) as reference:-

Lloyds Bank Plc
Account Name: Oxford Fertility Ltd
Sort code: 30-00-02
Account no: 01757151
IBAN: GB84LOYD30000201757151
BIC: LOYDGB2LCTY

 

 

WHEN AND WHERE TO PAY

 

CONSULTATION AND INVESTIGATION TESTS

 

If you have consultations, blood tests or ultrasound scans you will be asked to pay there on the day of attendance.

 

 

TREATMENTS

 

Before you start any treatment you will need to have a nurse planning appointment. You may telephone the clinic to make this appointment and you will be asked to pay for your treatment before the appointment by phone or bank transfer You may also make your nurse planning appointment payment on the day.

 

In any event, you need to pay for your treatment before your nurse planning appointment can go ahead.

 

 

ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS

 

If you are planning to have an additional procedure such as Blastocyst Transfer or Freezing of Eggs or Embryos, you should pay for these at the same time as your treatment payment. If the decision to have these procedures is not made until after your egg collection, then we ask you to pay as soon as you can prior to the embryo transfer procedure.

 

Payment for donated sperm must be paid at the time of ordering the sperm.

 

Patients who are having PGS or PGD will pay the package price for their cycle i.e. ICSI with the additional cost for the PGS or the PGD and embryo biopsy at the same time. An embryologist will explain the tests required and the difference between the development and test fees.

 

 

DRUG COSTS

 

The type and dose of drugs required during a cycle of treatment can vary depending on several factors so it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of cost. During treatment, drug doses can be varied according to individual response which may give rise to the need for additional purchase or wastage.

 

 

ANNUAL STORAGE FOR EMBRYOS, EGGS OR SPERM

 

Once you have consented to store your frozen embryos, eggs or sperm, every twelve months you will be asked to pay for continued storage. You will receive a letter asking for you to let us know if you want your samples to stay frozen and to agree to pay for a further year of storage. If you decide to dispose of your frozen storage you must complete and sign the form we send you so that it is received before the invoice is due. If we do not hear from you, or receive your payment we will send you a reminder invoice from our credit control department. It is very important therefore that you let us know if your contact details change.

 

Please note that there are no part-refunds for frozen storage.

 

 

REFUND INFORMATION

Occasionally, patients choose to delay the start of their treatment or decide not to go ahead with treatment at all. If this happens, then we will make a refund of any treatment costs that you paid so long as you have the original payment receipt. If you would like to apply for a refund, please telephone the clinic on 01865 782872 and speak to the finance officer.

Unfortunately it is sometimes necessary to discontinue treatment for medical reasons, which can be due to poor or excessive response to the treatment drugs, or a co-incidental development of some other condition during the treatment. Depending on the stage of treatment at cancellation, a partial refund may be due. Refunds will be made by cheque. Full details of the cancellation fees per treatment type are in the pricelist.


IVF, ICSI, Egg Freezing or Egg Donation cycle

 

If your cycle is discontinued for medical reasons before any drugs are taken, we will refund you the cost of the IVF Treatment Package. We cannot make any refunds for the cost of pre-treatment investigations or the cost of drugs for the treatment cycle.

 

If an IVF, ICSI, Egg Freezing or Egg Donation cycle is discontinued for medical reasons after the drugs have started and before any eggs are collected, there will be a refund of the IVF Treatment Package cost less the cancellation fee. If no eggs are collected or eggs do not fertilise, then no refund can be made.

 

If you are having an IVF, ICSI cycle and your embryo transfer is cancelled because you are at risk of hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), your embryos will be frozen and you will be offered a frozen cycle (FER) once you have recovered from the OHSS. You will not be asked to pay for freezing your eggs or embryos but will be expected to pay for a subsequent Frozen Embryo Replacement Cycle (FER).


IUI

 

In the event that insemination does not take place but you have already started the stimulation drugs, a refund will be given less the cancellation fee. We do not refund any costs relating to the pre-treatment procedures or drugs.

 

If you start an IUI cycle but the cycle is converted to IVF because of over response, you will be asked to pay the additional cost i.e. the difference between the cost of IUI and IVF.


DONOR SPERM CYCLE

 

If your treatment using donor sperm is cancelled for any reason, then a refund will be offered according to the criteria as set out above, depending on the type of cycle. Payment for the donor sperm cannot be refunded.


FER

 

If an FER cycle is cancelled for medical reasons before your embryos are thawed, we will refund the full cost of the Treatment Package cost less a cancellation fee. If when the embryos are thawed they fail to thaw successfully, there will be no refund. We are not able to refund the cost of drugs.


BLASTOCYST AND FREEZING

 

Once you have paid for Blastocyst embryo development and/or for freezing of embryos or eggs, if these procedures to not go ahead for any reason, then you will be eligible for a refund of the cost of the procedure.


PGD & PGS

 

Development costs for PGD are paid upfront and there is no refund for this. If embryos or eggs are biopsied then you are liable for the biopsy fee. If genetic analysis is performed then you are liable for the PGS or PGD fee. Occasionally analysis fails, contamination occurs or there are no normal embryos to transfer. There is no refund in this situation.

 


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF TREATMENT AND PAYMENTS

 

  1. Private medical insurance companies do not generally cover assisted conception treatments but you may be covered for some consultation appointments, investigations and surgical procedures. Patients will be required to make payments directly at the time of the appointment or treatment and if appropriate, claim the cost retrospectively from the medical insurance company.

 

  1. Patients having fertility treatments must pay for their treatment by down regulation blood test appointment for Fresh cycles and by the first scan appointment for FER cycles. If payment is not made, then no further appointments will not go ahead. A full refund will be paid however if the treatment is cancelled.

 

  1. Patients having subsequent cycles of treatment who have email or telephone co-ordination appointments will not be able to arrange their appointment until payment is received.

 

  1. Treatment must start no more than three months from the date of your last consultation appointment. If you delay starting your treatment you may incur additional costs as some investigation tests may need to be repeated.

 

  1. In the event that additional treatments are provided, we expect patients to pay for these prior to or on the day of the treatment. This applies in particular for patients who have embryos frozen where a decision to freeze embryos may not be possible until it is known that there are embryos available to freeze.

 

  1. It is expected that patients will pay for a Blastocyst embryo culture in advance and if this procedure does not take place for any reason, then a full refund will be made.

 

  1. If additional treatments have taken place and no payment is received, we will invoice patients for the outstanding amount and will expect payment to be made within 21 days of the date of the invoice.

 

  1. In the event of payment not being received, our credit control department will contact you to commence proceedings to recover the debt. Should this be necessary, debt collection, legal and administration fees and statutory interest will be added to the debt. In this case, your credit rating might be affected.