Starting IVF treatment

Your first steps with CARE

We can offer treatment options to help almost everyone have a child. When you're ready, we'd love to help you on your fertility journey. We will be with you every step of the way, providing the information and support you need.

Becoming a CARE patient

Arranging a consultation is simple, we are offering virtual and in person consultations. You just need to complete our short referral form and one of our new patient team will get in touch with you to arrange a date and time for your consultation, and answer any questions you might have. We will always give you the guidance and support you need.

Book a Consultation

 

Or you can call our new patient team direct on 0800 564 2270

 

Free 1-2-1 sessions with our new patient team

1-2-1s give you the opportunity to have a telephone chat with one of our patient team and ask any questions you have.

Book a 1-2-1

 

Your first call to CARE

Our friendly new patient enquiry team are here to chat with you, listen to and answer your questions and reassure you with all the information you need, so that you feel prepared to move forward when you feel the time is right. We know making that first call to a fertility clinic can be daunting, read our blog introducing you to some of the people who will be on the other end of the phone.

Your first consultation

Before your first consultation with us, we’ll ask you to complete a short medical questionnaire about your fertility history and any health issues.

Your consultation day

We’ll need to do some basic health checks such as your Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure. We will also carry out a pelvic ultrasound scan, arrange a semen analysis if necessary and carry out some blood tests (checking for anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels). If you are an NHS funded patient we’ll also need to do a test to confirm that you are not currently a smoker.
In your consultation we will review your medical questionnaire with you, and the notes from any previous treatments. We will explain the results from your ultrasound scan and the semen analysis. We'll talk you through your individualised treatment options, and provide you with written information and costings for your different options. If further tests are required to confirm your diagnosis and appropriate treatment, we'll arrange these for you. We'll also talk you through what support is available for you,  what the next steps will be should you wish to have treatment at CARE and answer any questions you might have at this stage.

As we are implementing social distancing measures, we anticipate that most patients will choose to continue to have their consultations virtually. If you would prefer a face to face consultations in the clinic, this can also be arranged.

Find out more about the whole IVF process here. 

Discover our funding options

We know that when you’re thinking about IVF, funding your treatment is often one of your most important considerations

At CARE, there are many ways you can fund your treatment, such as through NHS funding, or our exclusive IVF funding packages, CAREpayOur range of CAREpay funding programmes can make the cost of your treatment easier to manage, leaving you free to focus on your treatment.

CAREpay includes these options 

 

Join our forum

Have a look at our forum, you can see the questions people are asking and the things they're chatting about. You can join in, although you don't have to - do what you feel is right for you. It can be really comforting to talk to or hear about others going through a similar experience, and they might have useful advice, especially if you're new to treatment -  it's a supportive and helpful online community. 

Talk to us

If you think you might be interested in one of our treatments, or if you’d like to talk to someone at CARE about your options, it's really easy to get started:

  • Book a consultation
  • Book a free 1-2-1 telephone call with our new patient team
  • Speak to your local clinic to find out more.

You can do all of the above through our contact form or by calling your local clinic.    


New patient enquiries:
0800 564 2270