NHS funded treatment

NHS funding for selected fertility treatments may be available for patients who meet the eligibility criteria set by their local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). If you meet this criteria and are referred to us by your GP we can help you start the assessment process for the programme.

Eligibility criteria

Each Clinical Commissioning Group has different criteria which will have to be taken into account before considering funding your treatment.

Funding for assisted conception may not be available if:

  • either you or your partner already has children
  • the female partner is over a certain age or has a BMI over 29
  • you have already had NHS funded treatment.

We can provide you with the specific criteria for your region. The ACU will apply for funding on your behalf, but the decision lies with your local CCG.

How the referral process works

Your GP can refer you for treatment at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Assisted Conception Unit.

All patients referred by a GP or hospital will be assessed for NHS funding once an initial registration questionnaire has been returned. We’ll apply for the NHS funding on your behalf and work with you to complete the documents that are part of your application. It usually takes up to six weeks for a CCG in London to respond to your request for funding.

If your CCG has a contract with us, you can start the process within six weeks (or less) from referral. The number of cycles funded vary according to CCG. Anything from one cycle to three treatments could be funded on the NHS.

Due to high demand for our fertility services we now have a waiting list. Please be assured that we are doing our best to see our patients as soon as possible to start their journey to parenthood. Our team will advise you on an estimated timeframe for the delivery of your fertility care. We look forward to welcoming you to our Assisted Conception Unit and support you in your desire to have a baby.

Private funding options

We offer a range of funding options for our world-leading fertility services and treatments, starting from as little as £3,500.

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In-vitro fertilisation

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