Live in NSW? You will soon have access to more affordable IVF.
The NSW government has announced a $42 million package to give the state’s women greater access to lower-cost IVF treatment.
Fulfilling an election promise, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a new rebate on fertility testing as well as IVF treatment.
Until now, government subsidised IVF treatment, which is significantly cheaper than private clinics, has only been available at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Now it will be expanded to include Westmead Hospital and The Royal Hospital for Women.
The government has also promised a rebate of up to $500 for pre-screening tests that can determine whether a woman is likely to have success with IVF.
The government also announced a partnership with the University of NSW, which will deliver a fertility preservation service for young cancer patients at The Royal Hospital for Women.
“I don’t want to see anyone in NSW miss out on having a family because they can’t afford it,” said Premier Berejiklian.