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#1 returnable

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:47 PM

I have tried searching through the forums, but the search is not very strong. I am sure it has been covered elsewhere, but I'm having trouble finding it. What exactly is and is not covered in the funded IVF cycle in Ontario? I know medications are not, but what about ICSI, assisted hatching, spindle view, embryoscope, Matris test, embryo freezing, others?

#2 schlepp

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 05:00 PM

This is what I got from TRIO in March 2016:


Funded IVF Cycles

The Ontario Government is funding 1 IVF cycle for patients under 43 with a valid Ontario Health Card. This includes monitoring, egg retrieval, ICSI, assisted hatching and embryo freezing. There are some aspects of your treatment that it does not include. These are:

Medication $3,000-$5,000+ depending on your protocol
Spindle View $500 (if ordered)

Embryoscope  $750 (if ordered)
Matris $250 (if ordered)
Embryo Storage $300 per year (or any part thereof) 
PGS Biopsy $2,500 (if ordered) +genetics lab fees 
Recipient Cycle $1,775

Gestational Carrier Cycle $1,775


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(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen

October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining

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(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN

July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal

Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)

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Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid

November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested -  BFN

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:39 AM

I was also told that FET's are covered for all the embryos retrieved from the original cycle.  That you can use your funded cycle on an egg donor,  and have the embryos transferred to yourself.

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