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Funding & payment issues

HFEA fees

The HFEA does not charge individual patients for fertility treatment. Clinics, both NHS and private, pay a fee to the HFEA towards the costs of being regulated and inspected.

The fee is based on the number of treatments clinics carry out. Currently the fees are:

  • £80 for each cycle of in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • £37.50 for each cycle of donor insemination.

Some private clinics pass this fee onto their patients as an additional item on the bill.

Others cover this cost in their overall treatment fees, just as they cover other costs of running a clinic. If you are paying for treatment, ask your clinic about their practice. 

Benefits of the HFEA fee

The benefit of the HFEA fees to you, as a patient, is that you know that an HFEA licensed clinic is complying with the law and is providing safe and appropriate treatment.

HFEA publishes inspection reports for each clinic.

Page last updated: 23 August 2012

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