Are you struggling to fall pregnant or to carry a pregnancy full term? If so, couples in NSW can take advantage of a government rebate to help them try to understand the cause of their fertility problem. The rebate is part of a four-year initiative that helps subsidise out of pocket expenses for pre-IVF fertility testing.
If you have incurred out-of-pocket costs for eligible fertility tests after 1 October 2019, you can apply for a one-time rebate.
Note: For applications made after 1 January 2023, the rebate amount is $250, regardless of when you undertook the tests.
The one-time payment can be claimed following a GP or specialists request for four key tests including: an Anti-Mullerian Hormone test (ovarian reserve); a pelvic ultrasound; an ovulation test; or semen assessment.
Here is a little more about what these tests are looking for in relation to your fertility:
The results of these tests may help you to understand the causes of your fertility issues (whether simple or complex) and help to set you on the right treatment path to achieving pregnancy success sooner rather than later.
To apply you must:
Note: Service NSW acknowledges people in the transgender community, or who are non-binary, may receive fertility treatment but may not identify as women.
For more information visit: the Service NSW website.
Roughly 12,000 people undergoing IVF treatment in NSW will be able to claim a $2000 rebate as part of the $42 million “Affordable IVF initiative” as announced by the NSW Government in May. Find out more here.