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How do I know which one I will need?

Every single patient will have a different fertility journey. Some patients need intrauterine insemination, others need IVF. This also means that when the program says it will cover one full IVF cycle, the services that make up that cycle will vary from person to person. A physician at a participating clinic will determine an appropriate treatment plan for you.

Let’s go over what is covered by government funding (and what is not):

Here’s a complete breakdown of government funding

Covered

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Physician/nurse assessments and counselling

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Certain blood and urine tests

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Certain Ultrasounds

Not Covered

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Any drugs or medications

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Storage or shipping
of eggs/sperm/embryos

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Counselling by a
psychologist or social worker

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Various optional tests

IUI

Covered

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Cycle monitoring

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Insemination procedure (excluding sperm washing)

Not Covered

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Sperm washing/preparation before insemination

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Purchase, shipping, or storage of donor sperm

Am I eligible for IUI Funding?

You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an Ontario resident with a valid OHIP card.
FP

Covered

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Up to two attempts at cycle monitoring

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One attempt at egg retrieval

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Freezing of one batch/sample of eggs or sperm

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Sperm collection or, if required, one attempt at surgical sperm retrieval using certain techniques

Not Covered

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Preservation of additional batches/samples of eggs or sperm

Am I eligible for FP Funding?

You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an Ontario resident with a valid OHIP card.
  • Be under the age of 43 years old.
IVF

Covered

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Up to two attempts at cycle monitoring

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Embryo freezing, thawing and culture

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One attempt at surgical sperm retrieval using certain techniques (if required).

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Fertilization and embryology services, including intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching and blastocyst culture

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One-at-a-time transfer of all embryos (fresh/frozen)

Not Covered

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Purchase of donor sperm or eggs

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Storage or shipping of eggs/sperm/embryos

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Any services performed on other people participating in the patient’s funded IVF cycle, if they do not also hold a valid Ontario health card.

Am I eligible for IVF Funding?

You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an Ontario resident with a valid OHIP card.
  • Be under the age of 43 years old.
  • Have not yet received one funded IVF cycle per lifetime.

Exceptions - Patients can receive:

  • One funded IVF cycle separate from funded FP.
  • One additional cycle of IVF if they have acted or is acting as a surrogate.

So....

...if everyone’s cycle looks different, how do I know when my funded cycle starts and ends?

The funded IVF cycle includes the one-at-a-time transfer of all viable embryos from one start point to the first end point:

Cycle Start Points:

1

Undergo an egg retrieval

OR
2

Have a donor undergo an egg retrieval for you

OR
3

Use previously-retrieved eggs (own or donor)

OR
4

Use previously-created embryos (own or donor)


Cycle End Points:

1

Two cycle monitoring attempts with no egg retrieval

OR
2

One failed egg retrieval

OR
3

One failed surgical sperm retrieval and no alternate sperm source is chosen

OR
4

Fertilization and culture of all eggs from cycle start resulted in no viable embryos to transfer

OR
5

Thawing / culture of all frozen embryos from cycle start resulted in no viable embryos to transfer

OR
6

Transfers of all viable embryos (fresh & frozen) from cycle start were performed or are no longer available

Ready to get started?

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For more information on these services and treatments, visit triofertility.com. When you’re ready to get started with your fertility journey, you can find the referral forms on the website as well.