Last updated: April 30th, 2021 at 07:45 pm
*Current IVF treatment cost in Ireland: We endeavour to regularly check the prices listed on the clinic’s websites and update accordingly: the updated date of this article is usually the most recent date checked, but for up to the minute IVF costs, click through to each clinic’s IVF cost page, for your convenience, you can easily click on the IVF clinic name links we have at the end of this article, the links should take you straight to their current ivf costs page. Disclaimer: we are not responsible for any inaccurate information provided here, contact each clinic directly to obtain their current prices.
*please also read the section below on the “extra add on” costs of IVF that you will have to add to the price listed below. How much is IVF really? IVF treatment costs vary from IVF Clinic to Clinic and the procedures they include in the IVF Cost price that they list on their website varies as well. Listed below is their general starting price for IVF treatments.
|IVF Clinic Name & location||IVF – in vitro fertilization price||ICSI cost -intracytoplasmic sperm injection||Egg Donor IVF Cost|
|Beacon Care Fertility Dublin||€4500||€4,900 (4500+400)||Not listed on website|
|Fetal & Fertility Health Clinic, Galway||€4250||€4650||Not listed on website|
|First IVF (formerly Institut Marques), Clane||€5,960||€3280 -website says “mini IVF + ICSI)||€5,230|
|Merrion Fertility Clinic, Dublin||€4,500||€4,900||Not listed on website|
|Rotunda IVF Dublin, see SIMS below.
The Board of The Rotunda Hospital sold its fertility clinic, HARI
|SIMS, Dublin & Cork||€4,600||€4,920||€8,700|
|Waterstone Clinic Cork||€5,000||€5,500||€9,850|
The IVF cost listed above does NOT include the cost of IVF medications that you will have to take.
IVF price listed above does not always include the initial bloodwork, scans, pap smears and consultant appointments, etc. that you must have done before even starting an IVF cycle. So if one IVF cost seems a lot lower than other clinics, they may have not listed the total cost of all procedures needed. And sometimes the clinic websites factor in what you might receive back from your insurance or a tax rebate and put up the reduced cost, but you still have to pay up front first and then hope you will get it back from insurance, tax claim, etc.
It is also important for you to know that there can be necessary additional costs when doing IVF that are not always included in the IVF price’s listed above. For example, if you have more embryo’s than you can transfer back to the womb, you may have to pay extra to freeze the extra embryos for use at a later date (after all you won’t say “oh just let those extra embryo’s die off”). Most people want to let their embryos progress and then freeze them for use at a later date. Embryo freezing can be another €700-€900. If you are having egg donation the price can greatly vary due to whether you choose a known or anonymous donor.
Some examples of additional IVF costs / charges are:
You can claim a portion of the cost of IVF against your tax credits. This used to be done by filing the Med 1 form, but this is no longer how to claim. On 11 Feb 2019, The Revenue website states:
“The Med 1 is no longer available. Health expenses are claimed through your tax return form. You can claim relief on health expenses after the year has ended. You should wait for your P60 statement to arrive before claiming. You must also wait for the P60 statement from your spouse or civil partner if you are jointly assessed. You can only claim for expenses that you have receipts for. You can claim relief on the last four year’s health expenses.”
So make sure you keep all your receipts.
If you want to learn what happens during an IVF cycle, read our Article (written in easy to understand layman’s terms/ not too much medical jargon): “A Brief Synopsis of What Happens During an IVF cycle”
If you feel that IVF sounds daunting & overwhelming, my patients highly recommend the following book: “IVF, A Detailed Guide: Everything I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Fertility Treatments.”
If you are considering having IVF and want to prepare, check out the book: “It Starts with the Egg”
BEACON CARE FERTILITY CLINIC: https://www.beaconcarefertility.ie/ivf-costs/
FIRST IVF CLINIC, CLANE: Costs – First IVF
MERRION FERTILITY CLINIC: Pricelist • Merrion Fertility Clinic
FETAL & FERTILITY HEALTH CLINIC, GALWAY: Pricing – Fertility & Fetal Health Galway (fertilityandfetalhealth.ie)
REPROMED: Price List – ReproMed
ROTUNDA: The Board of The Rotunda Hospital sold its fertility clinic, HARI. See SIMS
WATERSTONE CLINIC CORK: https://waterstoneclinic.ie/paying-for-fertility-treatment/our-price-list/
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