People who are eligible and recommended for advanced fertility treatment services will be able to access HSE-funded services in many areas across the country from later this month.
All eight private fertility clinics in Ireland will be providing services on behalf of the HSE to people who are recommended for treatment by one of the six HSE Regional Fertility Hubs. The HSE-approved clinics are located in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kildare, with a number of them having satellite clinics in other locations around the country, where some care may be delivered.
If people are experiencing fertility issues, they should contact their GP as the first step. Their GP can do some initial tests and provide advice on fertility issues. The GP can then refer people who meet the access criteria to one of the Regional Fertility Hubs for further tests, investigations and treatments.
Many people who attend the Regional Fertility Hubs may not need to be referred for further advanced fertility treatments as treatments provided in the hubs will manage their fertility challenges.