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In order to be eligible for publicly funded fertility treatment, you will be scored against a Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria (CPAC) system, which takes into account:
You must also meet the below eligibility criteria prior to, and during, the course of treatment:
Single or lesbian women can be eligible for a referral to publicly funded fertility services if they have clear biological causes of infertility. Examples of biological causes of infertility include:
- Anovulation or very irregular periods (<20 or >42 days)
- Known tubal infertility
- Severe endometriosis.
Publicly funded services may be provided if the woman is not pregnant after at least 12 cycles of donor insemination treatment, of which six must be in a NZS8181 certified clinic. All cycles must be performed on the same woman.
Other eligibility criteria for treatment also applies for single or lesbian women (age, BMI, etc.)
A gay man with azoospermia can be eligible for a referral to publicly funded fertility services.
A fertility specialist will calculate your CPAC score. If you score 65 points or more (out of 100 points) AND meet the criteria above, you will be offered the opportunity to enrol for publicly funded treatment.
At that point you will go on the waitlist. Fertility PLUS currently offers orientation within approximately nine months, and a treatment package within 12 months.
If a package of four Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) cycles is offered, you will be able to undertake these once you have been clinically set up.
Public funding covers up to two packages of treatment. A package consists of one of the following:
A cycle is considered complete if there is an embryo to transfer in IVF or insemination takes place in IUI. If the treatment cycle is stopped before this stage, we may offer a second attempt as part of the same package. For PGD a cycle is considered complete if there is an embryo suitable for testing.
A package of care covers the IVF cycle and frozen embryo replacements until two live births are achieved, thereafter any further frozen embryos incur privately funded fees.
To continue using publicly funded treatment, all eligibility criteria must continue to be met (e.g. age, BMI, etc.).
Couples receiving publicly funded treatment do not need to pay for any consultations or treatments that are covered by our funding arrangements as mentioned above.
However, there are some commonly used treatments that are not funded.
The following table of charges [PDF, 3.9 MB] is mainly provided for:
Fertility treatment is personalised to each individual and couple, based on diagnosis and best treatment options. At Fertility PLUS, we are mindful of the costs involved in providing fertility treatment, and our fees reflect the importance we place on ensuring our care remains as accessible as possible.
If you have any questions, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.