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HSE Approves Thérapie Fertility to Deliver Fertility Treatments

Sep 12, 2023

HSE Approves Thérapie Fertility to Deliver Fertility Treatments

Sep 12, 2023

Since opening our doors in July 2021, we’ve been committed to changing the face of fertility care in Ireland, through our mission of affordable and accessible care for all. It was therefore of huge importance to our whole team to participate in the first ever public funding model by the Irish Government. 

Speaking about the announcement today our Medical Director, Dr. John Kennedy says: 

“ We are thrilled to be included on the list of HSE-approved clinics as providers of the first ever publicly funded IVF scheme. Those who are eligible and referred for treatment via one of the fertility hubs, will be able to choose their own clinic. We are proud to remain waiting list free, which is a huge advantage for those who have been waiting to access fertility services, where time is often critical to success rates. We are also incredibly proud to have released our most recent success rates, and to see we have exceeded even our own high expectations in terms of providing the highest level of modern fertility care.”  

As many of you will know, our stunning flagship clinic is located in Carrickmines, south Dublin and is also served by satellite facilities in Limerick City and Dundalk, in order to make treatment more accessible for patients nationwide. We are not only the most affordable fertility clinic in Ireland, providing treatment at a significantly lower price than other providers, but we are also proud to be the highest google rated fertility clinic in Ireland! 

How will Public Funding of Fertility Treatments work? 

We’ve been getting lots of questions about the roll out of the publicly funded IVF scheme and so we’ve put together some FAQs below. If you have any additional questions, our team are always here to help. 

What is the HSE Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment Scheme?

  • It is a Government- Funded Scheme with an allotment of 10 Million Euro to provide Free Fertility Services through the HSE to couples struggling to conceive. The scheme is scheduled to commence towards the end of September, 2023. 
  • Couples must meet the qualifying criteria outlined below to be eligible for a referral for this HSE scheme. 
  • Patients must first attend their own GP. Their GP can provide advice on fertility issues and perform some initial tests. Their GP can then refer them to one of the six HSE Regional Fertility Hubs for additional tests and interventions. Subject to eligibility, The Regional Fertility Hub may subsequently elect to refer the patient to a HSE-approved Private Fertility Clinic of their choice for further, advanced treatment if necessary. Thérapie Fertility is a HSE -Approved Fertility Clinic. 
  • There are currently six HSE Fertility Hubs in Ireland located in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Tipperary. 
  • The scheme is scheduled to commence in September 2023. 

What is the Eligibility Criteria for the HSE Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment Scheme from the HSE?

To be considered for this free scheme, the HSE have outlined the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Women must be aged 40 or under. Men must be aged 59 or under 
  • Women need to have a BMI of between 18.5 and 30 
  • Be a resident of the Republic of Ireland 
  • Be in a relationship with your partner for at least 1 year  
  • Have never had a voluntary sterilisation procedure to prevent pregnancy. This includes blocking or sealing your fallopian tubes or having a vasectomy 
  • Have no living children with your current partner. This includes any children to whom you are a legal guardian 
  • You cannot access this free treatment if you have had more than 1 round of IVF previously, or have unused embryos in storage 
  • At least one partner must not have a living child 
  • Lifestyle: All intending parents should: 
  • Be non-smoking for at least three months 
  • Be non-users of recreational drugs for at least three months 
  • Have no more than one or two standard alcoholic drinks once or twice per week for the female.  
  • Have no more than three to four standard drinks per-day for the male. Ideally, ten or fewer standard drinks should be consumed over a week for the male 

What Fertility Treatment is covered in this Scheme? 

  • One full cycle of IVF 
  • 1 round of ICSI 
  • 3 rounds of IUI 

What Fertility Treatment is not covered by the Scheme? 

Treatments that are not covered by this scheme partially include: 

  • Genetic Testing of Embryos 
  • Treatments involving Donor Eggs 
  • Treatments involving Donor Sperm.  
  • Egg Freezing 

The HSE states that “assisted conception will become available in the future to people who need to use donor eggs and sperm when required regulation is in place”. 

How do I access the Scheme? 

  1. Check you meet the criteria outlined above. 
  2. Make an appointment with your GP who can perform initial tests and offer advice. 
  3. Your GP may then refer you to a HSE Regional Fertility Hub. There are currently six hubs in Ireland. You cannot refer yourself to a Regional Fertility Hub. 
  4. The Regional Fertility Hub will assess you at your appointment and can perform a wider range of diagnostic tests, interventions and treatments if deemed necessary. It is currently unclear how long it will take to obtain an appointment time, but as with all Publicly Provided Healthcare, it will likely depend on the demand for the service.  
  5. If your Consultant at the Regional Fertility Hub deems that advanced treatment such as IVF, ICSI or IUI is clinically indicated, eligible patients will then be referred to a HSE-Approved Private Fertility Clinic of their choice. (Thérapie Fertility is a HSE-Approved Fertility Clinic) 
  6. The Private Fertility Clinic will then take over the care of the patient. 

Where are the Regional Fertility Hubs located in Ireland? 

There are currently six Regional Fertility Hubs.  

  • Three are located in Dublin (The National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street, The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital and The Rotunda) 
  • One is located in Cork (Cork University Maternity Hospital) 
  • One is located in Galway (University Hospital Galway)  
  • One is located in Nenagh, Tipperary (Nenagh Hospital) 

Is there a waiting list for an appointment at a Regional Fertility Hub? 

It is currently unclear how long it will take to obtain an appointment at a Regional Fertility Hub, once referred by your GP. 

As with all Publicly Provided Healthcare, it will likely depend on the demand for the service. 

I am concerned about my age and possible waiting times. What can I do?

As fertility is impacted by age, time can be of the essence when trying to conceive. A woman’s fertility declines with age and starts to decrease at a faster pace from the age of 35. 

If you are concerned that potential waiting times may impact your chances of success, we can offer you a free nurse consultation, with no strings attached, in order to assess and help advise you if your personal situation is time sensitive. 


You can book a free consultation here. 


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