The cost of IVF has increased by over 15% since July. This increase marks the second price increase in less than 12 months putting further pressure on would be families.
At a leading Melbourne Clinic, a typical IVF cycle in July cost $4,666 in up front fees. As of November, the cost increased to $5,387.25 – a massive difference of $721.
The clinic does not charge patients all costs up front so with the additional costs considered, the total cost for IVF in July was $6,900 and $8,800 when hospital costs were also included. At the time of publishing, only the up front costs were available. The total cost of IVF is yet to be uncovered but if the 15% increase is applied to the total cost, it may well be that the total cost may push up over AUD$10,000.