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Auckland DHB Women's Health - Fertility PLUS

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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:

  • Professor Cindy Farquhar: Medical Director
  • Jeanette MacKenzie: Scientific Director
  • Fiona McDonald: ANZICA Counsellor
  • Juanita Stulich: Charge Nurse Manager

 

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.

Consultants

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

In order to be eligible for publicly funded treatment, women must have a BMI of less than 32 and be a non smoker. Men must have a BMI of less than 40 and be a non-smoker.  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
  • Man <55 years at time of referral
  • New Zealand resident(s) or work permit for at least two years
  • 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 by your GP as an e-referral:
 
Northern Region Fertility Service (NRFS)

All referrals to NRFS should now come to Andrea Johnstone:

Fax no: (09) 486 2710

Phone: (09) 486 8920 ext 4384

Postal address: 37 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622

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 PGT (Pre-implanation Genetic Testing) for single gene disorders, translocations and aneuploidy screening.

Private patients may 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

Email: fertplus@adhb.govt.nz 

Private Treatment

Fertility Plus offers private treatment for those who do not meet the criteria for publicly funded treatment and prides itself on providing patients with accessible treatment options. This includes being the most affordable option in the Auckland region for treatment.

Patients may choose to access private treatment for a number for reasons. They may wish to undertake treatment while on the public waitlist, be ineligible for public fertility treatment, have completed their publicly funded treatment, or access treatment that is in addition to that provided by public funding. Please be aware that private treatment must be paid in full prior to egg collection.

Please refer to the following table of charges or contact the clinic if you wish to discuss options for privately funded treatment on 09 630 9810.

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Public Transport

Bus routes 321 and 650 stop at Greenlane Clinical Centre

Nearest train station is Greenlane (Southern and Onehunga lines)

Other

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:
fertlab@adhb.govt.nz

Level 5, Building 4
Greenlane Clinical Centre
Greenlane
Auckland

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Level 5, Building 4
Greenlane Clinical Centre
Greenlane
Auckland

Postal Address

Private Bag 92189
Auckland 1148

This page was last updated at 10:39AM on May 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Women's Health - Fertility PLUS.