The Process & Costs

The out-of-pocket costs you can expect to pay (and the ability to claim rebates from Medicare) differ significantly between patients seeking egg freezing for “medical” reasons vs. patients seeking egg freezing for “elective” reasons.

A “medical” patient might have one of the following reasons to seek egg freezing:

  • A cancer diagnosis requiring chemotherapy in the near future
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Significantly decreased ovarian reserve for given age

Plus, a range of other medical reasons per your specialist’s judgement.

The Process

The whole process looks something like this:

Services Details Cost
Initial consultation with fertility specialist.
  • Comprehensive assessment (your goals, medical history, etc)
  • Order a transvaginal ultrasound of uterus and ovaries (performed elsewhere)
  • Order any blood tests needed (eg: Anti Mullerian Hormone blood test)
These tests will provide a detailed understanding of your fertility. * Medicare Rebate of $80.85 available (with valid referral from GP and provided you are Medicare eligible / medical patients).
Follow-up appointment with fertility specialist to discuss results. * Telehealth available
  • Discuss results of ultrasound / blood tests
  • Discuss pros and cons of egg freezing procedure
  • Confirm if you wish to proceed and discuss whether you would like counselling
  • Provide a script for ovary-stimulating medication (bought separately at pharmacy)
* Medicare Rebate of $80.85 available (with valid referral from GP and provided you are Medicare eligible).
Nurse Appointment. Practical meeting on how to apply egg stimulation medication. Free
Finance Appointment. After deciding how many cycles / rounds of eggs we need to collect, you will be introduced to the finance team to pay any associated expenses. Free
Apply medication (~10 days). For ~10-days your ovaries will be stimulated by self-administered injections, and you will attend the clinic for several early morning blood tests and ultrasounds (20–30 min visits). Free
Retrieval / Collection Day (Cycle 1). During a 15-minute surgical procedure, your specialist will remove follicular fluid, containing eggs, from your ovaries. You will be under mild sedation, so it will not hurt. It is done by needle through your vaginal wall – no cuts or stitches. Most people return to work the next day. See Below
Vitrification & Storage. Your eggs are incubated to allow for as many of them to mature as possible. The mature eggs (the only ones that can be fertilised) are frozen in liquid nitrogen in our lab by our team of experienced embryologists. Your eggs are stored on-site before being transferred to our secure storage facility at Genea Fertility. See Below

Cost of Each Cycle

  • Cycle 1 = $5,000–$6,000 ea
    • Includes cycle management, specialist’s fee, and initial freeze.
  • Additional Cycles = $5,000 ea

Facility Cost

“Medical” Egg Freezing Patients:

  • It is important to note that currently, Medicare, government subsidies and private health insurance only applies to patients in need of “medical” egg freezing (eg: conditions described above). During your initial consultation, your specialist will explain the difference between medical and elective egg freezing, and discuss which would be relevant to you. If you are seeking medical egg freezing, then there are minimal out-of-pocket expenses – Medicare and your private health fund (if you have one) cover the majority of the costs.


“Elective” Egg Freezing Patients:

  • Hospital fee + anaesthetist fee: ~$1,995

Other Costs

  • Medications: ~$1,500 – sold separate and payable to the pharmacy.
  • Egg Storage: $275 per six-months – fee for your eggs to be professional stored at Genea Fertility’s advanced lab.

How Many Cycles Do I Need?

Depending on your age at time of collection (and thus the age of your eggs), the following chart can help guide you on how many cycles of egg collection you might be looking at:

This helpful calculator allows you to calculate your probability of a live birth by entering your age and entering the number of mature eggs you have made available for use with IVF.

Note: On average, a woman under the age of 35 will have 10-15 mature eggs collected in a single cycle / retrieval procedure, but this number reduces by approximately 1-egg per year above 35.

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