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Auckland DHB Women's Health - Fertility PLUS

Description

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:

Endometriosis
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

 

Eligibility criteria for publicly funded referrals to NRFS 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
Fax: (09) 630 9874 or

PO Box 24 587
Royal Oak
Auckland 1345

Any queries, phone: (09) 623 4609


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 

Procedures / Treatments

  • Ovulation Induction (OI)

    The use of medication to promote ovulation in women who normally do not ovulate. More PDF

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

    Intrauterine insemination with husband/ partner's sperm or IUI is a treatment where the partner's sperm is placed in the uterus (womb) just prior to ovulation.… More PDF

  • Donor Insemination (DI)

    Donor Insemination (DI), is where sperm from a screened donor is inseminated into a woman close to, or at the time of, ovulation. More PDF

  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

    IVF gives many infertile couples the best chance of achieving fertilisation and pregnancy.… More PDF

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

    In the case of male factor infertility, a single sperm is injected into each egg using a technique known as ICSI.… More

  • Counselling & Support

    Counselling The Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee requires all IVF providers to have a counselling service available.… More

  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Fertility Plus also runs a clinic for recurrent pregnancy loss. More

  • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

    This is a technique which is now available at Fertility PLUS.… More

Charges

 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.

CONSULTATION

Initial

$150.00

Follow-up

  $90.00

 

CHARGES FOR OVULATION INDUCTION (OI), INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (IUI) AND DONOR INSEMINATION (DI)

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.

  $55.00

Monitored Cycle with Ultrasound Scan

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

$200.00

Tracked Cycle  $250.00
 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  $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.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.

$770.00

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

$870.00

DI Cycle with Personal Donor

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

$770.00

Additional Costs for  DI Cycle
Drugs if required

see below 

Counselling

 $75.00/hour

Sperm freezing for personal donors

$105.00

Annual sperm storage fee

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

$156.00

 

 

CHARGES FOR IN VITRO FERTILISATION (IVF) & INTRACYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION (ICSI)

IVF

$5100.00

ICSI addition

$1440.00

Donor egg addition

$1775.00

Donor sperm addition

$200.00 

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  $720.00
 
Miscellaneous Costs 

Orientation

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.

$160.00 

Semen Analysis

Includes antibody screening and morphology. 

 $55.00 

Trial Sperm Wash

$105.00 

Testicular surgery for sperm retrieval

$615.00

Sperm Freezing

$105.00 

Embryo Freezing

Includes first year of storage.

$370.00 

Annual Frozen Storage Fee

Frozen eggs, embryos or sperm.

$156.00 

Assisted Hatching

$250.00 

General Anaesthetic

If required/requested.

$550.00

 
Drug Costs for Fertility Treatment
 Buserelin 5.5 mL (per bottle)

$295.00 

 Puregon 300 iu (per cartridge)

$220.00 

 Puregon 600 iu (per cartridge)

$440.00

 Gonal F 300 iu (per pen)

$220.00

 Gonal F 450 iu (per pen)

$330.00

 Gonal F 900 iu (per pen)

$660.00

 Ovidrel 250 mcg (per injection)

$145.00

 Cetrotide 250.00 (per injection)

$100.00 

 Utrogestan 100 mg (per box)

  $20.00 

 

SURROGACY AND EMBRYO DONATION

Application to the Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ECART)

$2200.00

This includes all preparation and submission of required documentation to ECART, and all appointments with a counsellor and consultant.

This does not include the costs for legal preparations. This will be discussed during your initial counselling appointment.

The treatment costs will be as per the Fertility PLUS charges.

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Consultants

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Fellow in Obstetics and Gynaecology
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Urologist

Location Information

Contact Details

Phone (09) 630 9810
Fax (09) 631 0728

To email the Fertility Plus laboratory, patients can use:
fertlab@adhb.govt.nz

Street Address

Level 5, Building 4
Greenlane Clinical Centre
Greenlane
Auckland

Postal Address

Private Bag 92189
Auckland 1148

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