New Clinic Delivers Greater Access To Bulk Billed Fertility Services Across Queensland

February 20, 2020

Affordable IVF services will now be more accessible to residents in regional and remote Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Adora Fertility, Australia’s leading provider of affordable fertility services, has extended their offering in the region with a new telehealth service and the opening of a flagship clinic in Brisbane.

Adora Fertility has created the first secure telehealth IVF service in Australia, through a collaboration with telehealth innovator Coviu. Patients now have the option to undertake their treatment journey, including fertility specialist and fertility nurse appointments, via secure video consultations. 

According to the Medical Director for Adora Fertility, Dr Paul Atkinson, the goal is to make fertility services as accessible and affordable as possible to Queenslanders.

“By integrating secure video consultations for patients in remote locations, we can do the early IVF assessments while minimising travel. For us it’s all about accessibility. Long distances act as a barrier for people from regional areas and Adora reduces these barriers by making video consultations part of our care model,” said Dr Atkinson.

“Adora has opened the door to couples facing fertility challenges, who have previously been unable to afford the high cost of treatment. By Bulk Billing all Medicare eligible expenses such as consultations, blood tests, ultrasound scans and fertility procedures, Adora is able to facilitate excellence in patient care at a more affordable cost,” said Dr Atkinson.

The new flagship clinic in Westside Private Hospital houses one of the most modern and advanced embryology laboratories in Queensland. New consultation rooms, a fully-accredited Day Surgery, on-site Pathology and Ultrasound services means couples can now enjoy the convenience of a one-stop facility for all their fertility needs.

The Adora Fertility Clinic and Day Hospital is also home to Essence Suites, Australia’s first Medi-Hotel which makes it easier for couples and relatives to stay overnight near the facility when required.

Mr Julian Simmonds MP will be joining Adora Fertility practitioners, staff and patients to officially open the clinic tonight in Taringa, Brisbane.

“For many Australians, the cost of fertility treatment and the distance to travel to see a specialist can be major barriers to starting a family. Better access to affordable services means that this dream is within reach for more Queenslanders,” said Mr Simmonds.

“Infertility affects about 15 in every 100 Australian couples of reproductive age.  Every family who seeks fertility treatment to fulfil their dream of having children experiences their own unique journey.  I am very pleased to see organisations like Adora Fertility improving access to services to help more families like mine.”

Since opening its first clinic in 2014, Adora Fertility has helped more than 3,000 Australian couples start a family. Every patient receives a personalised approach to treatment designed to give them the best chance of creating a family. Adora Fertility is committed to supporting the same high-quality treatment available at other clinics, but at a lower cost.

“We do not subscribe to any simplified or standardised approach to IVF treatment as a way of reducing costs. Adora’s individualised approach to low-cost IVF treatment, backed by modern embryology labs, has helped make a high standard of fertility care more accessible,” added Dr Atkinson.

Adora Fertility Bulk Bills all Medicare eligible expenses such as consultations, blood tests, fertility tests, ultrasound scans and fertility procedures on behalf of the independent IVF specialists operating from Adora Fertility. Patients can typically expect out-of-pocket expenses under $1,000 per cycle, with those expenses being potentially less for individuals with private health insurance.