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Please visit the National Women's Health website for more in depth information

Fertility PLUS has been accredited against Fertility Standards NZ 8181 and is also an RTAC (Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee) accredited Fertility Clinic. Fertility PLUS is recognised internationally for providing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and many other fertility investigations and treatments.

Fertility PLUS offers both public and private fertility consultations and treatment. It is the Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology Department of National Women's Health, and includes Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinics. The Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic is also held at Fertility PLUS. We are situated on the fifth floor, Building 4, of the Greenlane Clinical Centre.

As required by Fertility Standards 8181 and RTAC, Fertility PLUS has the following key staff:

  • Dr Neil Johnson: Medical Director
  • Margaret Merrilees: Scientific Director
  • Anna Bargiacchi: Nurse Co-ordinator
  • Megan Downer: ANZICA Counsellor


Causes of Infertility

Tubal Infertility

IVF was originally developed to help women whose fallopian tubes are blocked and for whom surgery to overcome the blockage is not possible, or unsuccessful. It is now also used for:

This is a condition when the tissue that lines the uterus (called the endometrium) is found outside of the uterus. It is 'trapped' in the pelvic area and can affect the ovaries, uterus, and nearby structures. It often causes lower abdominal pain and/or painful periods. This condition is often associated with infertility even when the tubes are open and the woman is ovulating regularly.

Unexplained Infertility
Couples who have been fully investigated and for whom no cause for fertility problems is found.

Male Factor
Current assisted reproductive techniques have meant that egg fertilisation can be achieved with very low numbers of motile ejaculated sperm and even sperm surgically retrieved from the testicles. 

Ovulatory Disorders
Where an egg is not released from the ovary (ovulation) naturally/regularly.


Referral Expectations

Public Referrals - Read more on the National Women's Health website

Please note that eligibility for an FSA does not mean eligibility for fertility treatment. At the FSA patients will be assessed for their eligibility for treatment using a CPAC scoring system. For more details please visit National Women's Website

Once eligibility for treatment has been confirmed, at Fertility Plus there is a 9 to 10 month wait for an IVF cycle. There is no wait time before commencing Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) cycles.

Eligibility criteria for publicly funded referrals to NRFS for a first specialist appointment (FSA) for biological infertility:

  • Woman <40 years at time of referral
  • New Zealand resident(s) or work permit for at least two years
  • Woman’s BMI <32
  • Non smoker - or smoking cessation for >3 months duration
  • One year of infertility or known severe cause.

The following test results must be attached to the referral:

  • Semen analysis
  • Antenatal blood screening
  • Current smear
  • HIV, Hep B, Hep C (male and female)
  • FSH and estradiol level Day 2-4 of cycle (within 6 months)
  • Progesterone level 6-8 days before menses.

Public referrals should be sent to:
Northern Regional Fertility Service (NRFS)

All referrals to NRFS should now come to Maxine Barnard:

Fax no: (09) 837 9144

Phone: (09) 486 8920 ext 6503

Postal address: Level 2, Snelgar building, Private Bag 93-115, Henderson, Auckland 0650 

Healthpoint webpage - http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/public/fertility/northern-region-fertility-service-nrfs/

Any women who are not eligible for public referral can be referred to Fertility PLUS for private consultation and/or treatment.

Fertility PLUS provides a full fertility service with all current treatment options being available, including PGD - pre implantation genetic diagnosis.

Private patients may also self refer using the following contact details for information and prices:

Ph: (09) 630 9810 DDI or (09) 630 9943 Ext 27520
Fax: (09) 631 0728

To email the Fertility Plus Laboratory please use: fertlab@adhb.govt.nz 


 Please note payment is required prior to treatment commencing. Costs are inclusive of GST.  Please be aware that prices are subject to change without notice.








Clomiphene for Ovulation Induction (OI)

 Clomiphene is a drug used to stimulate the ovaries. It is a prescription cost only. 

Clompihene Cycle

This includes day 12 and day 21 blood tests.


Monitored Cycle with Ultrasound Scan

As above, but includes ultrasound scan(s) of the ovaries.


Tracked Cycle  $350.00
 A fully monitored natural cycle using blood tests and ultrasound scan(s) of the ovaries to detect ovulation and determine your hormone profile.
OI with Timed Intercourse  $400.00

A fully monitored natural cycle using blood tests and ultrasound scan(s) of the ovaries to detect ovulation and determine your hormone profile.If FSH is required extra charges will apply.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Insemination using partner's sperm. Includes blood tests and ultrasound scan(s) of the ovaries, if required, to monitor follicular growth and detect ovulation.


Donor Insemination (DI)

DI Cycle with Fertility PLUS Donor

Includes blood tests and ultrasound scan(s), if required, to monitor follicular growth and detect ovulation


DI Cycle with Personal Donor

Includes blood tests and ultrasound scan(s), if required, to monitor follicular growth and detect ovulation


Additional Costs for  DI Cycle
Drugs if required

see below 



Sperm freezing for personal donors


Annual sperm storage fee

(Paid in advance, irrespective of number of samples in storage)







ICSI addition


Donor egg addition


Donor sperm addition


These charges cover set up and monitoring costs, egg collection, sperm preparation, early embryo culture, blastocyst culture, embryo transfer, early pregnancy monitoring and a follow-up consultation. This does not include drug costs (see drug costs for fertility treatment below)

 Frozen Embryo Replacement  $1125.00
Miscellaneous Costs 


Introduction to Fertility PLUS staff including a doctor, nurse, scientist and counsellor. This involves a full explanation of IVF/ ICSI treatment with ample time for asking questions.


Semen Analysis

Includes antibody screening and morphology. 


Trial Sperm Wash


Testicular surgery for sperm retrieval


Sperm Freezing


Embryo Freezing

Includes first year of storage.


Annual Frozen Storage Fee

Frozen eggs, embryos or sperm.


Embryo Assisted Hatching


General Anaesthetic

If required/requested.


Endometrial Scratching





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You can also visit the Northern Regional Fertility Service Healthpoint page.

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

To email the Fertility Plus laboratory, patients can use:

Level 5, Building 4
Greenlane Clinical Centre

View location information

Street Address

Level 5, Building 4
Greenlane Clinical Centre

Postal Address

Private Bag 92189
Auckland 1148

This page was last updated at 2:42PM on April 8, 2015. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Women's Health - Fertility PLUS.