CARE Fertility Liverpool Fee Schedule

Pre-treatment

 

Consultation
 
Treatment consultation 230

 

Recommended pre-consultation screening

If you have had an AMH test or scan within the six months or a diagnostic semen analysis test within the last year you can share the results with your clinic these tests won’t usually need to be repeated

 
If you are providing sperm for treatment  
Diagnostic Semen Analysis 160
If you are providing eggs for treatment and/or having embryo transfer  
Detailed pre-treatment scan - including antral follicle count 140
Detailed 3D pre-treatment scan - including antral follicle count 200
Anti-Mullerian Hormone level blood test 125
Thyroid stimulating hormone blood test (TSH) - optional 59
Vitamin D level blood test - optional 70

Treatment costs

 

Artificial Insemination with partner or donated sperm
 

IUI treatment

Treatment cost covers; nurse planning; monitoring scans; sperm preparation; insemination; pregnancy scan or post treatment review appointment; counselling support. The cost of donor sperm is not included. See below for information on the costs of buying sperm from the Care bank or transferring sperm bought from a Care partner sperm bank to your chosen Care clinic.

1000

Estimated drugs costs in a medicated or stimulated cycle

50% of our patients pay less than £40 for their drugs in an IUI cycle
For the remaining 50%, the typical cost of medication is £375, which includes rare situations where a patient requires medication costing up to £771. The type of cycle we recommend for you will depend on your medical history and the results of tests carried out as part of your pre-treatment planning.

 
HFEA fee - only applicable if using donated sperm 37.50

 

IVF
 

IVF with fresh embryo transfer

The cost covers nurse planning with one of our fertility specialists; monitoring scans, in-treatment blood tests, sperm preparation, egg collection with conscious sedation or local anaesthetic, embryo creation, culture and fresh embryo transfer; pregnancy scan or post-treatment review appointment and counselling support.

3300

IVF with elective freeze of all embryos

The cost covers nurse planning with one of our fertility specialists; monitoring scans, in-treatment blood tests, sperm preparation, egg collection with conscious sedation or local anaesthetic, embryo creation and culture, freezing of all embryos, one year's storage of embryos and counselling support. The cost of frozen embryo transfer is not included.

3700

Estimated drug costs

Our medication is tailored to each patient based on their medical history and blood test results. 73% of our patients have a treatment plan with drug costs between £935 and £1911. Some patients – usually those over 35 – need extra medication. It’s challenging to estimate likely medication costs, but they can range from £935 to £2595. Please be reassured that we will tell you the exact cost of the drugs we recommend before you decide to start treatment.

When treatment with a fresh embryo transfer leads to pregnancy, we prescribe a medication known as luteal support. The typical additional cost of luteal support medication is £112.

 
HFEA fee 85

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

ICSI is required if the results of the diagnostic semen analysis or previous history indicate it is needed

1250

 

Treatment with donated eggs
   

IVF with donated eggs

Treatment costs include; consultation with a Care donation expert; nurse planning with one of our fertility specialists; scans and in treatment blood tests; sperm preparation; your chosen donated eggs; embryo creation (using ICSI where frozen eggs are used) and culture; embryo transfer; pregnancy scan or post treatment review appointment; counselling support.

   

With fresh donated eggs

If there are fewer than nine eggs in a fresh donation cycle, then a refund of £3000 will be given

  12,070

Standard set of 6 frozen donated eggs from the Care egg bank

We require a part payment of £1000 of your treatment fee to secure the allocation of your chosen eggs and their transfer to your treating Care clinic. We only guarantee the availability your selected eggs for 3 months and if they are not used in treatment within that time, they may not be available. The part payment is non-refundable but can be used against any future treatment.

  7,500

Large set of 9 frozen donated eggs from the Care egg bank

We require a part payment of £1000 of your treatment fee to secure the allocation of your chosen eggs and their transfer to your treating Care clinic. We only guarantee the availability your selected eggs for 3 months and if they are not used in treatment within that time, they may not be available. The part payment is non-refundable but can be used against any future treatment.

  10,500

Eggs from a known donor

This fee excludes the costs of the donor's initial consultation, pre-consultation screening tests, drugs and infectious screening

  6,840

Registration fee

We charge a one-off, non-refundable fee to cover the time we invest in working with you to identify a suitable donor

  500

Drugs costs

Patients having a transfer of embryos created with donated eggs are typically prescribed drugs costing between £150 and £410 to prepare their uterus for embryo transfer. When treatment leads to pregnancy, we prescribe a medication known as luteal support. The typical additional cost of luteal support medication is £225.

Our research has shown that 33% of our patients do not absorb enough progesterone medication from pessaries. In these patients, we recommend injectable progesterone as “rescue luteal support”. The cost of this medication is up to £795.

   
HFEA fee   85

 

 

Shared Motherhood/Parenthood
   

Shared Motherhood/Parenthood

Treatment costs include; consultation with a Care donation expert; implications counselling; specialist guidance on parenthood consent; nurse planning; monitoring scans for the partner providing eggs and the partner having embryo transfer; in treatment blood tests; donor sperm preparation; egg collection with conscious sedation; embryo creation and culture; embryo transfer; pregnancy scan or post treatment review appointment; counselling support.

  4885

Infectious screening for the egg provider

The law requires all clinics to perform infectious screening for the egg provider in a shared motherhood treatment. This screening is needed in every cycle of stimulation. If you compare costs between clinics, we encourage you to factor this screening into your comparison.

  200

Drugs costs

It is challenging to estimate likely medication costs, but they can range from £1,061 to £1,746. 76% of patients providing eggs for shared motherhood treatment have a treatment plan with drugs costing between £1061 to £1404. Please be reassured that we will tell you the exact cost of the medicines we recommend before you decide to start treatment.

Patients having a transfer of embryos created using their partner’s eggs are typically prescribed drugs costing between £150 and £410 to prepare their uterus for embryo transfer. When treatment leads to pregnancy, we prescribe a medication known as luteal support. The typical additional cost of luteal support medication is £225.

Our research has shown that 33% of our patients do not absorb enough progesterone medication from pessaries. In these patients, we recommend injectable progesterone as “rescue luteal support”. The cost of this medication is up to £795.

   
HFEA fee   85

 

Recommended for all treatments involving IVF

Although not required, Care recommends that all patients having IVF consider including the following options in their treatment plan

IVF related supplementary procedures
 

Extended culture and blastocyst transfer

We will add this to your protocol unless you opt-out

490

Caremaps

You can find information about our in-house embryo selection algorithm on our website and in written information available from your chosen Care clinic

900

Freezing of embryos remaining after fresh embryo transfer

We recommend patients plan for the potential cost of freezing embryos remaining after fresh transfer, as this allows further frozen embryo transfer treatment without repeating all of the medical interventions or incurring the costs of a full treatment cycle. This option gives our patients the best chance to have or complete a family. Freezing does not include the cost of storage which must be paid in addition.

330
Storage of frozen embryos (annual charge) 350
Storage of frozen embryos (when paid by monthly direct debit) 26 per month

 

Frozen Embryo Transfer
   

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

The cost includes nurse planning, monitoring scans, in-treatment blood tests, embryo thawing, culture and transfer, pregnancy scan or post-treatment review appointment and counselling support.

  2400

Drug costs

Patients having transfer of frozen embryos are typically prescribed drugs costing between £150 and £410 to prepare their uterus for embryo transfer. When treatment is successful, we prescribe additional medication up to the 10th week of pregnancy. This cost of this further luteal support medication is £225.
Our research has shown that 33% of our patients don’t absorb enough progesterone medication from pessaries. In these patients we recommend use of injectable progesterone as “rescue luteal support” up to pregnancy test and then up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. The cost of this medication is £795.

   

Infectious screening

UK law requires patients providing eggs or sperm for treatment to be screened for HIV and hepatitis three months before their first treatment cycle and once every two years. All UK clinics have to do this and please factor in the cost of these tests when comparing prices. If you are coming to Care for the first time and have the results of previous tests, you may not need to repeat the screening tests.

 

Infectious screening for the sperm provider 190

Infectious screening for egg provider & person having transfer (if different)

Standard infectious screening

Rubella and chlamydia screening

 

 

190

91

 

Donor sperm

Donor sperm

Includes donor matching, reservation and transfer of donor sperm to your chosen Care clinic and donor sperm for one treatment cycle

1150
Import of donor sperm purchased from a partner sperm bank (includes one year's storage) 350

 

 

Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT-A)

This optional embryo selection treatment is usually recommended to patients where the eggs for treatment are being provided by someone aged 37 or older or to patient couples who have experienced recurrent miscarriage. PGT-A can only be provided in an elective freeze-all IVF treatment cycle.

 

PGT-A within a treatment cycle
 
   

PGT-A fee

Fee includes treatment set up, biopsy set up and CAREmaps. Extended culture (recommended but optional) and ICSI (if required) are not included in the fee

  1225
PGT-A sample fee per embryo biopsied   315 per embryo
 
PGT-A testing of previously frozen embryos
   

Embryo thaw, biopsy and refreeze

Fee includes embryo thaw, treatment set up, biopsy set up

  1150
PGT-A sample fee per embryo biopsied   315 per embryo

Freezing and Storage of eggs or sperm for fertility preservation

  

EggSafe – a collection of up to 20 eggs gathered over up to 4 cycles

The cost includes nurse planning, monitoring scans, in-treatment blood tests, egg collection with conscious sedation or local anaesthetic, egg freezing, counselling support and storage of eggs for two years. The costs of consultation and pre-treatment screening tests are not included.

Drug costs are not included. It is not easy to provide a precise estimate of likely medication costs. However, they can range from as little as £1,061 up to £1,746. 79% of patients freezing eggs have a drug cost between £1,061 to £1,404. Please be reassured that we will tell you the exact cost of the medicines we recommend before you decide to start treatment.

  6975

Collection and freezing of eggs

The cost includes nurse planning, monitoring scans, in-treatment blood tests, egg collection with conscious sedation or local anaesthetic, egg freezing and counselling support.
The costs of consultation, pre-treatment screening tests and ongoing storage are not included.
Drug costs are not included. It is not easy to provide a precise estimate of likely medication costs. However, they can range from as little as £1,061 up to £1,746. 79% of patients freezing eggs have a drug cost between £1,061 to £1,404. Please be reassured that we will tell you the exact cost of the medicines we recommend before you decide to start treatment.

  3900

Sperm freeze per sample
The cost includes consent planning, sperm freezing and counselling support. The cost of consultation, pre-treatment screening tests and ongoing storage are not included.

  115
Storage of frozen embryos/semen/eggs - annual charge   350
Storage of frozen embryos/semen/eggs - monthly direct debit   26 per month

Specialist treatment options

Care offers a number of treatments at patient request only or to a small number of patients based on their individual medical history and/or previous fertility cycle outcomes or pre consultation screening tests

 

Artificial oocyte activation (AOA) 150
Assisted hatching 525
Careunity testing 1 gamete provider only 173
Careunity testing both gamete providers 213
EmbryoGen 470
EmbryoGlue 190
Endometrial scratch 280
ERA 1170
EMMA and ALICE combined 1340
Sperm chromosome screening (aneuploidy) 630
Sperm aneuploidy and DNA fragmentation index (DFI) 1220
SpermMobil 140
Sperm Oxidative Stress (SOS) test 100
Triome testing (combined ERA,EMMA and ALICE screening) 1590
ZyMot sperm selection 210

 

Diagnostic tests, assessments and procedures

Can be added to treatment or provided to patients not in treatment

 

Conscious sedation for embryo transfer

The sedation cost at egg collection is included within the relevant treatment fee, a patient rarely requires sedation for the embryo transfer, and so this is not included in the treatment fee

330

Counselling (per session)

Up to three optional counselling sessions are included in treatment costs. Counselling is only payable if accessing more than three sessions

70

Cycle Monitoring

Includes all scans required for timed intercourse treatment

650

Fertility Assessment (assessment of the uterus, ovaries and ovarian reserve)

Includes scan, AMH blood test and consultation to discuss results.
If results show treatment may be needed, a full consultation will be required, but pre-consultation tests will not need repeating.

390
Fertility Assessment (sperm quality)
Includes semen analysis and consultation to discuss results.
If results show treatment may be needed, a full consultation will be required, but pre-consultation tests will not be needed.
275
Fertility Assessment - combined (assessment of the uterus, ovaries, ovarian reserve and sperm quality)
Includes scan, AMH blood test, semen analysis and one joint consultation to discuss results.
If results show treatment may be needed, a full consultation will be required, but pre-consultation tests will not be needed.
555

HyCosy diagnostic test

535
Hysteroscopy 1550
Review consultation 155

Surgical sperm recovery

The cost includes consent planning, sperm freezing, one year’s storage, histology and review appointment as appropriate and counselling support.

2020

Ultrasound scan (not carried out a part of fertility treatment)

220

Transfer In/Out fees

Patients are responsible for payment of fees charged by couriers for the movement of eggs/sperm/embryos

Transfer-in fees  
Transfer-in of patient sperm/eggs/embryos from another CARE clinic Free
Transfer-in of patient sperm/eggs/embryos from a UK based non-CARE clinic (provided treatment is commenced within one year of transfer) Free
Transfer-in of patient sperm/eggs/embryos from an overseas clinic 255
Personal import of donor sperm for named patient (includes up to one year's storage free of charge) 350

 

Transfer-out fees  
Transfer-out of sperm/eggs/embryos to another CARE clinic Free
Transfer-out of sperm/eggs/embryos to a UK based non-CARE clinic 255
Transfer-out of sperm/eggs/embryos to an overseas clinic 975
CARE arranged courier fees for the movement of sperm/eggs/embryos between CARE clinics Please request

 

Treatment Cancellation Policy

Occasionally treatment cycles are postponed. The information below sets out the most common scenarios and the amount payable in each case:

Frozen embryo replacement, IUI - cancelled at monitoring stage 565
IVF - cancelled at monitoring stage 750
IVF with donated eggs (patients will be charged for drugs used by the donor) - cancelled at monitoring stage 825

 

If a treatment is cancelled post monitoring but before embryo replacement/freeze then a refund will be paid to the patient as follows:

Failed egg recovery - plus HFEA fee 545
Failed fertilization/cleavage 465
Failed frozen embryo thaw - plus HFEA fee 825

PGT-A

The PGT-A fee is refundable in full if a full failed egg recover/fertilisation/cleavage occurs 880
A partial refund is available if embryos are cultured, but none are biopsied 375

Treatment fees are paid before the treatment starts. Bank transfer, debit and credit cards are accepted methods of payment. Our preferred method is by debit card.

In cases where your health insurance may fund consultations and investigations, you must pay the fees directly to CARE and then claim the cost back from your insurer. We are unable to negotiate claims directly with health insurers.

CARE reserves the right to amend prices. If you have a consultation with Care and agree to a recommended course of treatment, we will provide you with a fully costed treatment plan and an invoice that sets out the cost of the medications we recommend. Once the treatment and medication invoices are paid, we will provide treatment for the agreed price, which will not change unless we give you six months' notice. If we implement price changes before you have paid your invoices for treatment then we will provide you with an updated costed treatment plan and invoices so that we can expressly agree the cost of treatment with you before you enter into a contract with Care by paying for your treatment and medication.

 

Effective from 1 July 2022.

 

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