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Patient eligibility and access to services

With approximately 1 in 6 couples experiencing fertility issues, the demand for fertility services is high.

In accordance with criteria set by the Victorian Government, public fertility care services are offered to Victorian residents who hold a Medicare card.

The clinical access criteria are as follows:

  • Eggs to be fertilised must be 42 years old or younger at the time of treatment. Research evidence shows the chances of a successful outcome significantly decreases with increasing age.
  • There is a maximum of 2 stimulated cycles per person per lifetime. A ‘stimulated cycle’ includes all the activities undertaken in order to grow follicles and collect eggs which are then frozen, or, fertilised through IVF or ICSI.

Referrals will be accepted for:

  • women under 35 years of age who have been unsuccessful in achieving an ongoing pregnancy after >12 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse
  • women aged 35 to 42 years of age who have been unsuccessful in achieving an ongoing pregnancy after >6 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse
  • women with previously diagnosed conditions that impact fertility eg. PCOS, endometriosis
  • those who require preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic conditions
  • same sex couples and singles
  • men with known male factor infertility
  • those in immediate need of fertility preservation, for example, if undertaking treatment for cancer or autoimmune disease which is associated with high risk of premature ovarian failure

Note: Monash Health Fertility does not provide age-related fertility preservation services.

With representation on the Victorian Fertility Clinical Advisory Committee, Monash Health Fertility ensures a uniform, statewide approach to waitlist management.

Monash Health Fertility is best positioned to provide fertility services to residents of the below Local Government Areas (LGAs), the Royal Women’s Hospital to provide fertility services to residents of other Victorian LGAs.

  • Bass Coast
  • Baw Baw
  • Bayside
  • Boroondara
  • Cardinia
  • Casey
  • East Gippsland
  • Frankston
  • Glen Eira
  • Greater Dandenong
  • Kingston
  • Knox
  • Latrobe
  • Manningham
  • Maroondah
  • Monash
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Murrindindi
  • South Gippsland
  • Stonnington
  • Wellington
  • Whitehorse
  • Yarra Ranges

An online referral form is to be submitted, with the reason for referral clearly indicated as well as relevant clinical information.

Referral is also to be made to for preliminary radiology, pathology and andrology tests as appropriate. Further details are provided via Healthlink (see referral link below)

Patients will be notified via email upon receipt of the e-referral and their placement on a service waitlist. As appointments become available, Monash Health Fertility will contact patients to arrange their initial visit. Patients should not undertake preliminary tests until contacted by Monash Health Fertility who will assist in appointment coordination.

MyHealthLink Portal

If you are registered with HealthLink, access the web-based portal here to refer patients to Monash Health.