Contact: (0191) 213 8213 - Reception
Most patients attending this Centre receive NHS funded treatment. However, some couples are not eligible. This is determined by your Primary Care Trusts and we will be able to tell you whether or not you are eligible.
To help those who are not eligible, we provide a fee-paying service and details of the costs are given below. Prices are inclusive of Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) fees for IVF and for donor insemination treatment. Although the consultants are personally involved with every couple during the treatment, they may not be able to carry out each stage of the treatment personally because of the large number of patients attending the Centre.
If you wish to be seen on this basis, please contact the secretary at the Centre if you have been seen in the clinic before. If you have not been to this Centre before, or it is some time since you were last seen, you will need a referral letter from your GP or Consultant.
Cost of private treatment (from 1 April 2012)
Out-patient consultation to arrange treatment - £460
This includes follow-up visits, and all necessary semen tests, blood tests and ultrasound scan.
Out-Patient Consultation - £160
If a further consultation is required in addition to the items below e.g. to discuss complex male treatment procedures, you can attend for a consultation only.
IVF treatment Cost - £3700
This includes the cost of one IVF treatment cycle (£3000) including HFEA fees. It also includes an approximate drug cost of £700 so the total cost may vary if more drugs are needed
ICSI treatment Cost - £4700
This includes the cost of one ICSI treatment cycle (£4000) including HFEA fees. It also includes an approximate drug cost of £700 so the total cost may vary if more drugs are needed.
Sperm Aspiration Cost
This is the cost of a sperm retrieval procedure that may only be needed if no sperm are present in the semen e.g. after a vasectomy. This includes storage of sperm (if suitable) for one year. Storage for a longer period will incur an annual fee. Your required procedure will be discussed with you.
MESA/Multiple open testicular biopsy/ MicroTese £2000
IVF using donated eggs treatment Cost - £4200
This includes the cost of one IVF treatment cycle with donated eggs (£3500) including HFEA fees. It also includes an approximate drug cost of £700 so the total cost may vary if more drugs are needed
ICSI using donated eggs treatment Cost - £5200
This includes the cost of one ICSI treatment cycle with donated eggs (£4500) including HFEA fees.
It also includes an approximate drug cost of £700 so the total cost may vary if more drugs are needed
Freezing of embryos and storage for one year - £500
Thaw and replacement of embryos - £900
This includes the cost of the treatment (£750) and the approximate drug cost of £150 so the total may vary if more drugs are needed.
Reversal of vasectomy - £2495
If sperm is storage is planned, this will be an additional cost - £500
Annual fee for storage of embryos or sperm in advance - £320
Superovulation (excluding drugs of £150 - £500) - £1000
Intrauterine Insemination - £500
Donor insemination treatment
Donor insemination treatment per natural cycle - £900
Superovulation and intrauterine insemination (IUI) per cycle (excluding drugs of £150 - £500) - £1500
Note that there may be additional costs if you decide to use sperm from another Centre.
Follicle reduction and intrauterine insemination - £1000
The following conditions apply
Non NHS registered patients
You may need additional tests and appointments depending on your previous investigations and treatment. These will incur additional costs which include review appointment, costs of administration, interpreter. We will advise you of these costs as required.
Donor insemination treatment
If a natural cycle of planned insemination is started but does not result in an insemination, there is no cost.
If a stimulated cycle of IUI is cancelled because of poor or over-response to drugs the cycle charge will be reduced to £500.
When you start the injections to stimulate the ovaries, payment for the full IVF or ICSI treatment will then be due.
- If treatment is cancelled after you start the nasal spray but before you start the injections, there will be a charge of £150.
- When you start the injections to stimulate the ovaries, payment for the full IVF or ICSI treatment will then be due.
- If the ovaries do not respond adequately to the injections we would have to stop the treatment before the egg collection procedure. Under these circumstances the total charge will be reduced to £1500 and an appropriate refund made.
- If no eggs are collected during the retrieval procedure, you will be charged £3000 and an appropriate refund will be made.