Understanding the fertility treatment costs

When you’re planning IVF and fertility treatment, one of the key things you’re going to want to know is how much your fertility treatment costs.

But it’s not always easy to work out what you’re paying for, how this might compare and what is or isn’t included, as fertility clinics charge differently. 

At Manchester Fertility, we focus on tailored fertility treatment and clear, upfront transparent pricing for treatments. So you know the total cost for your fertility treatment, with no hidden extras, right from the start. 

Here’s a quick guide to how your fertility treatment is typically planned and priced at Manchester Fertility:

What your basic fertility treatment cost includes

The cost of a cycle of treatment on our price list, such as IUI or IVF, includes all the standard processes and procedures for that particular treatment. 

Two counselling sessions are also included in all treatments, providing essential emotional support as and when you need it.

The price of an IVF cycle at Manchester Fertility, for example, covers:

  • Cycle planning
  • Injection teaching
  • Blood tests & monitoring scans
  • Ultrasound guided egg collection with light conscious sedation
  • Sperm preparation and insemination of eggs
  • Embryo culture to Blastocyst stage
  • Embryo transfer with EmbryoGlue
  • Track and trace laboratory electronic witnessing
  • Pregnancy scan or follow-up consultation
  • Two counselling sessions

What’s not included in basic fertility treatment costs?

Here’s what isn’t included in a basic treatment price:

Pre-treatment testing & initial consultation

These fees cover the testing we perform to assess your fertility, so your doctor can devise the right treatment plan for you. Tests include a pelvic ultrasound scan, semen analysis and viral screening blood tests. 

Your doctor will then meet with you to discuss your results, and the best way forward for you to have a baby. You’ll receive a fully-costed, personalised treatment plan after your consultation.

Diagnostic testing

If any additional diagnostic tests are required, these are also charged separately. Additional tests would be things like a HyCoSy procedure to check tubal patency or a SpermComet test to assess sperm DNA damage. 

Medications

Fertility medications such as those needed for IVF are not included in the basic fertility treatment cost because every patient has their own unique prescription and protocol. 

We have our own recommended and competitively-priced pharmacy partner, who can arrange safe and secure delivery of your medications straight to your door. 

Additional techniques

Based on your diagnosis or fertility history, you may be advised to consider specialist testing such as embryo genetic testing. Or you may wish to include optional time-lapse embryo development in your IVF cycle. We’ll explain the evidence, benefits to you and associated costs, so you can make an informed decision. 

Embryo freezing and storage

If you have any good quality remaining embryos from your treatment cycle, these can be frozen and stored for future use.

HFEA licence fee

The HFEA fee covers the costs of regulation and licensing for your treatment. 
 

Individualised cycles, individual pricing

At Manchester Fertility every treatment cycle we perform is personalised and unique to every patient.  

Whilst some patients may have a very straightforward cycle of treatment with minimum testing required, others may need specialist additional testing or specific procedures to maximise their chance of a baby. 

You can be assured that every fertility treatment cost in your treatment plan will be clearly explained to you.

What are my funding options for fertility treatment?

We also offer our own fixed-price treatment packages and third-party pre-paid plans.

Our packages are designed to alleviate many of the worries people have about self-funding fertility treatment, such as cost control, paying for further cycles if you need them or unexpected fees. 

We offer packages for the most popular fertility treatments, including IVF, ICSI, IUI, donor insemination and IVF with donor eggs. You can explore packages and plans here.

Want to know more about IVF and fertility treatment costs?

Call our New Patient Co-ordinators on 0845 268 2244, browse our current price list or try our online Cost Calculator for an indicative price.