Update 09/02/16: Access Fertility has revised its pre-paid IVF plans since this content was published. Please click here to find out more.
In this two-part blog finalising our series for National Fertility Awareness Week, which ends this Sunday 8 November, today Jenny Weedall, who heads up our Patient Advisor team to ensure all our patients receive personal care, attention and service, talks through the different ways you can get our specialist fertility help using Access Fertility plans.
We were the first clinic to partner with Access Fertility in the UK, a leading independent provider of IVF plans. They offer a choice of treatment packages at a heavily discounted rate, compared to paying for treatment ‘as you go’. And as all plans are offered by Access, and not by us, we’re able to offer them with complete transparency. The plans are simply another way to fund your treatment. Choosing one has no effect on the commercial performance of our clinic, nor does it change your treatment recommendation.
An Access Fertility plan might be right for you if you need IVF but are worried about paying for more than one cycle, or not being successful in your treatment and being financially affected.
You can choose from Multi-Cycle, IVF Refund, or Donor Egg IVF Refund:
Multi-Cycle:The most popular option amongst patients is the Access Fertility Multi-Cycle package. This gives you up to two cycles of IVF with us, all associated embryo transfers, plus treatment benefits including EmbryoScope. Open to all our patients regardless of age, it’s a cost-effective plan with the added reassurance that future cycles, if you need them, are paid for but all at a much cheaper rate than buying treatment cycles individually.
IVF Refund:If you’re worried about your chances of success and the financial implications of private IVF, then Access Fertility’s IVF Refund plan may be more suited to you. This again gives you three cycles of treatment and the same associated benefits as Multi-Cycle, but you get 70% of your package price back from Access Fertility if you don’t have a baby at the end of all your included cycles. IVF Refund is subject to medical review and you must be aged 37 and under, and using your own eggs in treatment.
Donor egg IVF Refund:If you need donor eggs to have a baby, but again want the reassurance of a refund if you’re not successful, Access Fertility’s Donor Egg IVF Refund plan can help. As with IVF Refund, you get 70% of the fees you’ve paid to Access for your package back if you don’t have a baby at the end of all your treatment. It’s open to women aged up 48, so it’s a popular choice for older women who have age-related infertility and need donor eggs to have a family. It is also subject to a medical review. Under the plan, you’re guaranteed four eggs per cycle of treatment from our exclusive egg donors. All Manchester Fertility egg donors are women who donate only to us. They are all UK-based, fully identifiable and screened to HFEA standards, and aged 35 and under. You can choose your egg donor from highly-detailed profiles, with the help of our dedicated Donation Team.
Read our comprehensive FAQs all about Access Fertility’s plans. If you’re considering a package to fund your treatment, it’s important to remember that we are still completely and wholly responsible for recommending what treatment is best for you, and your care during your time with us – Access Fertility has no influence over this.
Your treatment remains the same whether you choose an Access Fertility package or not. We will fully explain what the programmes involve and how the costs work, you can then decide if it’s something you wish to consider.
If you’ve got further questions about Access Fertility, talk to us on 0161 300 2730. We’d be happy to chat you through your options.
Tomorrow’s final blog topic for National Fertility Awareness Week: Funding your treatment guide part 2, where we discuss egg-sharing and transferring your NHS IVF treatment to a private clinic.