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!
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.
To be considered for this free scheme, the HSE have outlined the following eligibility criteria:
Treatments that are not covered by this scheme partially include:
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”.
There are currently six Regional Fertility Hubs.
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.
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.