A Guide to Rainbow Fertility Fees

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Rainbow Fertility offers LGBTI individuals a number of pathways to creating a family. These include a comprehensive donor program utilising Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

A great place to start is to meet with one of our experienced Rainbow Fertility specialists, who will take a detailed medical history, arrange investigations and plan the most appropriate treatment option for you. Please remember, a current referral is required in order to claim the cost of this consultation through Medicare. Referrals from a GP last for 12 months, while a referral from a specialist is current for only three months.

Following your consultation with a Rainbow Fertility specialist, you will be given a complimentary booking for a pre-treatment information session. This service includes consultations with our highly trained fertility coordinator, scientists and a member of the patient services team.  All aspects of your fertility treatment, including your individual financial quote, will be discussed with you at this time.

If your treating specialist is able to diagnose medical infertility, Medicare rebates can be claimed for Donor Sperm Artificial Insemination and IVF cycles. Without a diagnosis of medical infertility, the cost of treatment will not be eligible for Medicare rebates.

Please note: the clinic does not charge an initial registration fee for standard IVF services.

 

Treatment Fees

The costs provided in this section are a guide only and are subject to change.  All patients are unique, have different medical histories and as such different treatment requirements, therefore your treatment plan is always tailored to meet your needs as an individual or couple.  Once you have seen a Rainbow Fertility specialist we will provide you with a customised quote that is tailored to your treatment plan.

Initial Rainbow Fertility Specialist Consultation

The first step in any treatment plan is to have a consultation with a Rainbow Fertility specialist, who will assess your medical history and determine the most appropriate form of treatment dependent on your individual circumstances. Please check with your chosen specialist with regards to the out-of-pocket fee that you can expect for this appointment. Medicare rebates may be available for this initial consultation.

Before you begin treatment your specialist may request some further investigations, such as blood tests (many of these are bulk-billed), ultrasounds, pelvic investigations or semen analysis.  Please check with your specialist regarding the cost of these tests.

 

Donor Insemination Cycle Fees

There are two main types of donor insemination cycles:

  • Donor insemination using a clinic-recruited sperm donor
  • Donor insemination using a known sperm donor

If your treating specialist is able to diagnose medical infertility, Medicare rebates can be claimed for Donor Sperm Artificial Insemination. Without a diagnosis of medical infertility, the cost of treatment will not be eligible for Medicare rebates.

Please note that the following information is a summary of the current Rainbow Fertility fees and is meant as a guide only.  All fees are subject to your treatment plan and may change accordingly. Rainbow Fertility recommends all patients have a customised cost quote tailored to their treatment plan before commencing any treatment.

 

Please click on the options below for further information:

Donor IUI using a Clinic-Recruited Sperm Donor

The associated fees for an artificial donor insemination cycle using clinic-recruited donor sperm include the following:

Type of Treatment  Fee
Donor sperm $800 – $1100 
Sperm preparation
(Medicare Item No 13221)
$470

Fees current as of November 1, 2016.

 

Additional Fees may include:

  • Specialist fees – Your specialist will also charge a fee for the planning of the cycle (Medicare Item No13209) and for ovulation monitoring during your cycle (Medicare Item No 13203), which includes your in-cycle scans and any in-cycle quantitative hormonal testing.   Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the specialists’ rooms in regards to their fees as they may vary depending on the specialist.
  • Pharmacy fees – If eligible for Medicare you will pay a PBS co-payment per script for medication required during your cycle. For Medicare-ineligible patients the cost of medication is not covered under the PBS and medication is therefore paid in full directly to the dispensing Pharmacy.
  • Counselling fees – For Donor IUI cycles you will be required to undertake Counselling.  Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the counsellor regarding his or her fees.
  • Specialised laboratory fees – Your specialist may request additional specialised laboratory tests as part of your treatment plan.  Please check with the Rainbow Fertility patient services team regarding the cost of these additional services.

Please note if you are deemed medically infertile you may be eligible to receive a rebate from Medicare for item numbers 13221, 13203 and 13209. Please ask our Rainbow Fertility patient services team for more information.

Donor IUI using a Known Sperm Donor

The associated fees for an artificial donor insemination cycle using a known sperm donor include the following:

Type of Treatment  Fee
Sperm Freeze $400 per freeze
Sperm preparation
(Medicare Item No 13221)
$470

Fees current as of September 1st 2017.

 

Additional Fees may include:

  • Specialist fees – Your specialist will also charge a fee for the planning of the cycle (Medicare Item No 13209) and for ovulation monitoring during your cycle (Medicare Item No 13203), which includes your in-cycle scans and any in-cycle quantitative hormonal testing. Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the specialists’ rooms in regards to their fees as they may vary from specialist to specialist.
  • Pharmacy fees – If eligible for Medicare you will pay a PBS co-payment per script for medication required during your cycle. For Medicare-ineligible patients the cost of medication is not covered under the PBS and medication is therefore paid in full directly to the dispensing Pharmacy.
  • Counselling fees – For Donor IUI cycles you will be required to undertake Counselling.  Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the counsellor regarding his or her fees.
  • Pathology screening – All known sperm donors are required to have pathology screening.  Some of these tests can be bulk-billed; however, please consult with the staff at Rainbow Fertility to obtain an estimate of the out-of-pocket costs.
  • Specialised laboratory fees – Your specialist may request additional specialised laboratory tests as part of your treatment plan.  Please check with the Rainbow Fertility patient services team regarding the cost of these additional services.

Please note if you are deemed medically infertile you may receive a rebate from Medicare for item numbers 13221, 13203 and 13209. Please ask our patient services team for more information.

 

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for further information regarding the fees payable for a donor IUI cycle as the costs can alter depending on your circumstances and individualised treatment plan.

 

 

IVF Cycle Fees

If your treating specialist is able to diagnose medical infertility, Medicare rebates can be claimed for Donor IVF cycles. Without a diagnosis of medical infertility, the cost of treatment will not be eligible for Medicare rebates.

The fees charged by Rainbow Fertility include the following services within your 30-day treatment cycle:

  • Comprehensive Education session with a Fertility Nurse
  • Quantitative hormone testing (blood tests) during your 30 day IVF cycle
  • All ultrasounds with your Rainbow Fertility Specialist during your 30 day IVF cycle.
  • Most embryology/laboratory services.
  • Semen preparation for IVF.
  • Consultation with a Rainbow Fertility affiliated dietitian.
  • The intensive support of a specialised team of nurse coordinators and scientists.
  • Counselling appointments with a Rainbow Fertility affiliated counsellor during your 30 day IVF cycle

 

The following tables provide a summary of the current Rainbow Fertility fees. Please note these fees are a guide only and are subject to your treatment plan and may change accordingly.

Eligible for Medicare

Type of Treatment Patient Out-Of-Pocket Fee After Medicare Benefits
Initial IVF cycle (Medicare Item No. 13200) with ICSI (Medicare Item No. 13251) $3800
Clinic-recruited donor sperm $800 – $1100
Subsequent IVF cycle in calendar year
(Medicare Item No. 13201) with ICSI (Medicare Item No. 13251)
$3250

 

Ineligible for Medicare

Type of Treatment  Fee
Fully stimulated IVF cycle with ICSI $7500
Clinic-recruited donor sperm $800 – $1100
Subsequent IVF cycle with ICSI $7500

 

Fees current as of September 1st, 2017.

The fees above exclude those charged by the treating specialist, anesthetist, private hospital and pharmacy. Please see the Additional Costs section below for more information.

Please contact the Rainbow Fertility patient services team for a quote tailored to your individualised treatment plan.

 

Additional Costs

Please click on the options below for further information:

Specialist Fees

Additional fees for the IVF treatment cycle are charged by your specialist and include the management of the cycle (Medicare Item No. 13209) and the fee for performing both egg collection (Medicare Item No. *13212) and embryo transfer (Medicare Item No. 13215). These fees are set at your specialist’s own discretion (not by Rainbow Fertility) and are claimable through your private health fund (*13212 only), Medicare and may be subjectable to the Medicare Safety Net rebate. Please contact the office of your specialist, whose details can be found in the Doctors section of this website, for further information regarding his or her consultation and cycle fees and the relevant rebates.

Fertility Medication

Fertility medication for your treatment cycle is provided via a prescription from your specialist and dispensed through a pharmacy. The Federal Government requires patients to pay a PBS co-payment for each type of fertility medication listed on the prescription. Co-payments for 2017 are $38.80 for non-concessional patients per type of medication listed on the prescription. The average cost per cycle has been estimated to be approximately $190. Please note that the PBS co-payment is not a Rainbow Fertility fee.

Medicare-ineligible patients are required to pay for their medication privately according to the price schedule of the pharmacy that dispenses the medication to them. The PBS co-payment is not applicable to a Medicare-ineligible cycle. Rainbow Fertility is unable to accurately quote these fees on behalf of the pharmacy.

Anesthetist Fees

Procedures such as egg collection are performed under general anesthetic. Your anesthetist will bill these fees directly to you and the account will be eligible for a rebate from both Medicare and private health funds. As this fee varies depending on the anesthetist looking after you, Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the anesthetist rooms.

Hospital Fees

The theatre and bed fees for egg collection are payable directly to the private hospital. Medicare does not pay anything towards private hospital charges, but if you have private health insurance with hospital cover you may be either partially or fully covered for these costs. Rainbow Fertility recommends that you contact your private health fund for an estimate of any excess or co-payments that may be required. Please quote item number 13212. For those who are uninsured, the full hospital fees are payable upon admission to the hospital.

Counselling Fees

All counselling, including required donor and legislative counselling, that is undertaken prior to commencing a cycle is to be paid by the patient and is charged directly by the counsellor.

All treatment counselling during your 30 day cycle is included in your cycle fees and is therefore at no additional cost.

Please contact your counsellor rooms for an estimate of their fees.

Other Specialised Laboratory Services

In addition to the standard embryology services offered, your specialist may recommend other, related services that may help you achieve a successful pregnancy. Additional services include:

  • Embryo Freezing.
  • Assisted hatching.
  • Embryo transfer media.
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
  • Sperm freeze.
  • Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA).
  • Ongoing Storage Fees.

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for more information regarding the cost of these specialised scientific services.

 

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for further information regarding the fees payable for a donor IVF cycle as the costs can alter depending on your circumstances and individualised treatment plan.

 

 

Partner IVF

Partner IVF is when one partner provides the eggs which are fertilised with donor sperm, and the other carries the pregnancy. Partner IVF allows both partners to become physically involved in the conception of the baby.

If your treating specialist is able to diagnose medical infertility for both patients then Medicare rebates can be claimed for both cycles.  Without a diagnosis of medical infertility, the cost of treatment will not be eligible for Medicare rebates.

The fees charged by Rainbow Fertility include the following services within your 30-day treatment cycle:

  • Comprehensive Education session with a Fertility Nurse
  • Quantitative hormone testing (blood tests) during the 30-day IVF cycle and your partner’s 30-day embryo transfer cycle
  • All ultrasounds during the 30-day IVF cycle and your partner’s 30-day transfer cycle
  • Most embryology/laboratory services
  • Semen preparation for IVF
  • Consultation with a Rainbow Fertility affiliated dietitian
  • The intensive support of a specialised team of fertility coordinators and scientists
  • Counselling appointments with a Rainbow Fertility affiliated counsellor during your 30 day IVF cycle and your partner’s 30 day transfer cycle

 

The following tables provide a summary of the current Rainbow Fertility fees. Please note these fees are a guide only and are subject to your treatment plan and may change accordingly.

Eligible for Medicare

Type of Treatment Patient Out-Of-Pocket Fee After Medicare Benefits
Initial IVF cycle (Medicare Item No. 13200) with ICSI (Medicare Item No. 13251) $3800
Clinic-recruited donor sperm $800 – $1100
Recipient's transfer
(Medicare Item No. 13218)
$1235

 

Ineligible for Medicare

Type of Treatment  Fee
Fully stimulated IVF cycle with ICSI $7500
Clinic-recruited donor sperm $800 – $1100
Recipient's transfer $2650

 

Fees current as of September 1st, 2017.

The fees above exclude those charged by the treating specialist, anesthetist, private hospital and pharmacy. Please see the Additional Costs section below for more information.

Please contact the Rainbow Fertility patient services team for a quote tailored to your individualised treatment plan.

 

Additional Costs

Please click on the options below for further information:

Specialist Fees

Additional fees for the IVF treatment cycle are charged by your specialist and include the management of both treatment cycles (Medicare Item Nos. 13209) and the fee for performing both egg collection (Medicare Item No. *13212) and embryo transfer (Medicare Item No. 13215). These fees are set at your specialist’s own discretion (not by Rainbow Fertility) and are claimable through your private health fund (*13212 only), Medicare and may be subjectable to the Medicare Safety Net rebate. Please contact the office of your specialist, whose details can be found in the Doctors section of this website, for further information regarding his or her consultation and cycle fees and the relevant rebates.

Fertility Medication

Fertility medication for your treatment cycle is provided via a prescription from your specialist and dispensed through a pharmacy. The Federal Government requires patients to pay a PBS co-payment for each type of fertility medication listed on the prescription. Co-payments for 2017 are $38.80 for non-concessional patients per type of medication listed on the prescription. The average cost per cycle has been estimated to be approximately $190. Please note that the PBS co-payment is not a Rainbow Fertility fee.

Medicare-ineligible patients are required to pay for their medication privately according to the price schedule of the pharmacy that dispenses the medication to them. The PBS co-payment is not applicable to a Medicare-ineligible cycle. Rainbow Fertility is unable to accurately quote these fees on behalf of the pharmacy.

All medication required for the recipient’s transfer cycle is not covered under the PBS co-payment scheme and as such is payable at full cost to the pharmacy dispensing the medication.

Anesthetist Fees

Procedures such as egg collection are performed under general anesthetic. Your anesthetist will bill these fees directly to you and the account will be eligible for a rebate from both Medicare and private health funds. As this fee varies depending on the anesthetist looking after you, Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the anesthetist rooms.

Hospital Fees

The theatre and bed fees for egg collection are payable directly to the private hospital. Medicare will not pay anything towards private hospital charges, but if you have private health insurance with hospital cover you may be either partially or fully covered for these costs. Rainbow Fertility recommends that you contact your private health fund for an estimate of any excess or co-payments that may be required. Please quote item number 13212. For those who are uninsured, the full hospital fees are payable upon admission to the hospital.

Counselling Fees

All counselling, including required donor and legislative counselling, that is undertaken prior to commencing a cycle is to be paid by the patient and is charged directly by the counsellor.

All treatment counselling during your 30 day cycle is included in your cycle fees and is therefore at no additional cost.

Please contact your counsellor rooms for an estimate of their fees.

Other Specialised Laboratory Services

In addition to the standard embryology services offered, your specialist may recommend other, related services that may help you achieve a successful pregnancy. Additional services include:

  • Assisted hatching.
  • Embryo transfer media.
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).
  • Sperm freeze.
  • Embryo Freezing.
  • Ongoing storage costs.

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for more information regarding the cost of these specialised scientific services.

 

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for further information regarding the fees payable for a Partner IVF cycle as the costs can alter depending on your circumstances and individualised treatment plan.

 

 

Egg Donor Cycles

There are two main types of egg donation:

  • Known Egg Donation
  • Clinic-recruited Egg Donation

Please click on the options below for further information:

Known Egg Donation

Known Egg Donation is where a sister, relative or a friend  is prepared to undergo IVF procedures to provide the eggs.  The advantages of having a known donor are that the genetic origin is known and the waiting time for the treatment is significantly reduced.

The fees charged cover the following services within the 30-day IVF and FET cycle:

  • Comprehensive Education session with a Fertility Nurse
  • Quantitative hormone testing (blood tests) during your egg donor’s 30-day IVF cycle and during the recipient’s 30-day embryo transfer cycle
  • All ultrasounds during the donor’s 30-day IVF cycle and the recipient’s 30-day transfer cycle
  • Most embryology/laboratory services
  • Semen preparation for IVF
  • Consultation with a Rainbow Fertility affiliated dietitian
  • The intensive support of a specialised team of fertility coordinators and scientists
  • Counselling appointments with a Rainbow Fertility affiliated counsellor during your egg donor’s IVF cycle and during the recipients 30 day embryo transfer cycle.

 

The following tables provide a summary of the current Rainbow Fertility fees.  Please note these fees are a guide only and are subject to your treatment plan and may change accordingly.

Eligible for Medicare

Type of Treatment Patient Out-Of-Pocket Fee After Medicare Benefits
Registration fee
(Initial cycle only)
$580
Donor's IVF cycle (Medicare Item No. 13200) with ICSI (Medicare Item No. 13251) $3800
Clinic-recruited donor sperm  $800 – $1100
Recipient's transfer
(Medicare Item No. 13218)
$1235

 

Ineligible for Medicare

Type of Treatment  Fee
Registration fee
(Initial cycle only)
$580
Fully stimulated IVF cycle with ICSI $7500
Clinic-recruited donor sperm  $800 – $1100
Recipient's transfer $2650

 

Fees current as of September 1st, 2017.

The fees above exclude the fees charged by the treating specialist, anesthetist, private hospital and pharmacy. Please see the Additional Costs section below for more information.

Please contact the Rainbow Fertility patient services team for a quote tailored to your individualised treatment plan.

 

Additional Costs

In a known egg donor cycle the recipient is responsible for the out-of-pocket expenses of the donor.  It is therefore recommended that the recipient make arrangements for the payment of invoices on behalf of the donor with external service providers. 

  • Specialist Fees – Additional fees for the IVF treatment cycle are charged by your specialist and include the management of the treatment cycle for both cycles (Medicare Item No’s. 13209) and the fee for performing the egg collection (Medicare Item No. *13212) and embryo transfer (Medicare Item No. 13215). These fees are set at your specialist’s own discretion (not by Rainbow Fertility) and are claimable through your private health fund (*13212 only), Medicare and may be subjectable to the Medicare Safety Net rebate. Please contact the office of your specialist, whose details can be found in the Doctors section of this website, for further information regarding his or her consultation and cycle fees and the relevant rebates.
  • Fertility Medication – Fertility medication for your donor’s treatment cycle is provided via a prescription from your specialist and dispensed through a pharmacy. The Federal Government requires a PBS co-payment for each type of fertility medication listed on the prescription. Co-payments for 2017 are $38.80 for non-concessional patients per type of medication listed on the prescription. The average cost per cycle has been estimated to be approximately $190. Please note that the PBS co-payment is not a Rainbow Fertility fee and will need to be paid by the recipient on behalf of the donor.

Medicare-ineligible patients are required to pay for their medication privately according to the price schedule of the pharmacy that dispenses the medication to them. The PBS co-payment is not applicable to a Medicare-ineligible cycle. Rainbow Fertility is unable to accurately quote these fees on behalf of the pharmacy.

All medication required for the recipient’s transfer cycle is not covered under the PBS co-payment scheme and as such is payable at full cost to the pharmacy dispensing the medication.

  • Anesthetist Fees – Egg Collection is performed under general anesthetic. Your anesthetist will bill these fees directly to your donor.  The recipient is responsible for the out-of-pocket expenses for the donor.  Your donor will be able to claim these services with Medicare and with their private health fund (if covered).  Please ensure that you have communicated with your donor regarding this account and made arrangements to transfer payment to external service providers on their behalf.  As the anesthetist fee will vary depending on who looks after your donor, Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the anesthetist rooms.
  • Hospital Fees – The theatre and bed fees for your donor’s egg collection are payable directly to the private hospital. Medicare will not pay anything towards private hospital charges, but if your donor has private health insurance hospital cover, they may be either partially or fully covered for these costs. Rainbow Fertility recommends that your donor contact their private health fund for an estimate of any excess or co-payments that may be required. Please quote item number 13212. For those who are uninsured, the full hospital fees are payable upon admission to the hospital. If you are not going to be present at the time of your donor’s hospital admission, we recommend that you contact the hospital directly and arrange the pre-payment of all fees on your donor’s behalf.
  • Other Specialised Laboratory Services – In addition to the standard embryology services offered, your specialist may recommend other, related services that may help you achieve a successful pregnancy. Additional services include:

-Embryo Freezing.

-Assisted hatching.

-Embryo transfer media.

-Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

-Sperm freeze if using a known sperm donor.

-Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA).

-Ongoing storage costs.

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for more information regarding the cost of these specialised scientific services.

  • Counselling – All parties involved in a known egg donor cycle are required to undertake Counselling.  Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the counsellor regarding his or her fees.
  • Pathology testing – All known egg donors are required to have pathology screening.  Some of these tests can be bulk-billed; however, please consult with the staff at Rainbow Fertility to obtain an estimate of the out-of-pocket costs and a guide to the testing required.

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for further information regarding the fees payable for a known egg donor cycle as the costs can alter depending on your circumstances and individualised treatment plan.

Clinic-Recruited Donor Egg Recipient Cycle

Clinic-Recruited Donation is where a woman will voluntarily undergo IVF procedures out of the goodness of her heart to provide her eggs to another woman. In the case of Clinic-Recruited Donation the recipient does not know the donor, and the donor’s identity may remain unknown to the recipient. However, a donor must agree to consent to release identifying information (name, date of birth, address) to a donor-conceived child.

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for an idea of the costs involved in clinic-recruited donor egg recipient cycle. The fees charged by Rainbow Fertility include the following:

      • Donor oocytes
      • Thawing of the donor oocytes
      • Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle.
      • Most embryology/laboratory services including:

-fertilisation of eggs with partner or donor sperm (includes ICSI)

-extended embryo culture

-embryo freeze (including the first 12 months of storage for embryos if applicable)

      • Hatching
      • Any quantitative hormone testing during the recipient’s 30 day embryo transfer cycle
      • All ultrasound procedures during your 30 day transfer cycle
      • The intensive support of a specialised team of IVF Nurse Coordinators and Embryologists
      • Complimentary consultation with a dietitian at the commencement of treatment

The general inclusions are subject to the terms and conditions set out in the financial consent form, please contact Rainbow Fertility for more information.

 

Additional Costs

Additional fees to the fee charged by Rainbow Fertility are as follows:

      • Specialist Fees – Additional fees for the management of your cycle are charged by your specialist and include the management and planning of your cycle (Medicare Item No. 13209) and embryo transfer fee (Medicare Item No. 13215). These fees are set at your specialist’s own discretion (not by Rainbow Fertility) and are claimable through Medicare and may be subject to the Medicare Safety Net rebate.  Please contact the office of your specialist whose details can be found in the Doctors section of this website, for further information regarding his or her consultation and cycle fees and the relevant rebates.
      • Fertility Medication – All medication required for the recipients transfer cycle is not covered under the PBS co-payment scheme and as such is payable at full cost to the pharmacy dispensing the medication.
      • Counselling – All clinic recruited egg donor recipients and their partners (if applicable) are required to undertake counselling prior to commencing a cycle with a Rainbow Fertility recognised fertility counsellor.  All counselling is to be paid by the recipient and will be charged to the recipient directly by the counsellor.  Please contact your counsellor rooms for an estimate of their fees.

 

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for further information regarding the fees payable for a clinic-recruited donor egg recipient cycle as the costs can alter depending on your circumstances and individualised treatment plan.

 

 

Surrogacy

Although surrogacy arrangements have legal standing in Australia, Medicare benefits are not payable for assisted reproductive services rendered in conjunction with surrogacy arrangements.

Medicare defines surrogacy as “an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and to bear a child for another person or persons to whom she will transfer guardianship and custodial rights at or shortly after birth”. Medicare Benefits Schedule 2012 – Note T1.4.

 

The following table is a summary of the current Rainbow Fertility fees. Please note these fees are a guide only and are subject to your treatment plan and may change accordingly.

Type of Treatment  Fee
Preparation of application fee $1150
Fully stimulated IVF cycle with ICSI
(includes freezing)
$9270
Transfer of embryo $2650

 

Fees current as of September 1st, 2017.

The fees above exclude the fees charged by the treating specialist, anesthetist, private hospital and pharmacy. Please see the Additional Costs section below for more information.

Please contact the Rainbow Fertility patient services team for a quote tailored to your individualised treatment plan.

 

Additional Costs

Please click on the options below for further information:

Specialist Fees

Additional fees for the management of your surrogacy cycle are charged by your specialist and include the consultations for the surrogate, the commissioning couple and the donor, management of both treatment cycles and the fee for performing both egg collection and embryo transfer. These fees are set at your specialist’s own discretion (not by Rainbow Fertility). Please contact the office of your specialist, whose details can be found in the Doctors section of this website, for further information regarding his or her consultation and cycle fees.

Fertility Medication

Fertility medication for your treatment cycle is provided via a prescription from your specialist and dispensed through a pharmacy. Medication used in a surrogacy arrangement is not eligible for the PBS co-payment and hence patients are required to pay for all medication required during both cycles privately according to the price schedule of the pharmacy that dispenses the medication to them. Rainbow Fertility is unable to accurately quote these fees on behalf of the pharmacy.

Anesthetist Fees

Procedures such as egg collection are performed under general anesthetic. Your anesthetist will bill these fees directly to the person having the egg collection. The commissioning couple is responsible for all expenses. If using a known egg donor please ensure that you have communicated with your donor regarding this account and made arrangements to pay this account on your donors behalf. As this fee varies depending on which anesthetist looks after you, Rainbow Fertility recommends that you obtain a quote directly from the anesthetist rooms.

Hospital Fees

The theatre and bed fees for egg collection are payable directly to the private hospital. Medicare will not pay anything towards private hospital charges, but if the person having the egg collection has private health insurance with hospital cover they may be either partially or fully covered for these costs. Rainbow Fertility recommends that the person having the egg collection contacts their private health fund for an estimate of any excess or co-payments that may be required and quote item 13212. For those who are uninsured, the full hospital fees are payable upon admission to the hospital.

If you are using a known egg donor and you are not going to be present at the time of your donors hospital admission, we recommend that you contact the hospital directly and arrange the prepayment of all fees on your donors behalf.

Other Specialised Laboratory Services

In addition to the standard embryology services offered, your specialist may recommend other, related services that may help you achieve a successful pregnancy. Additional services include:

      • Donor Sperm.
      • Assisted hatching.
      • Embryo transfer media.
      • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).
      • Sperm freeze.
      • Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA).
      • Ongoing Storage Fees.

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for more information regarding the cost of these specialised scientific services.

Counselling

Counselling, for all parties involved in the surrogacy arrangement, and a psychological assessment is required for all applications made to the Rainbow Surrogacy committee.  Rainbow Fertility recommends patients obtain a quote directly from their counsellor.

It is a requirement of all patients entering into a surrogacy arrangement to obtain legal advice for the surrogacy arrangement and parentage order.  Rainbow Fertility recommends that patients obtain a quote directly from their lawyer as we are unable to provide an estimate of their fees.

Pathology Screenings

All donors and surrogates are required to have pathology screening.  Some of these tests can be bulk-billed; however, please consult with the staff at Rainbow Fertility to obtain an estimate of the out-of-pocket costs and which pathology screening is required.

 

Please contact Rainbow Fertility for further information regarding the fees payable for a surrogacy cycle as the costs can alter depending on your circumstances and individualised treatment plan.

 

 

 

We have a dedicated and experienced team to provide you with guidance and support throughout the process. Feel free to contact our friendly team to discuss any questions you may have and learn more about the options available to you.

Call: 1300 222 623
email: info@rainbowfertility.com.au

 

 

 

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