If you’re having trouble getting pregnant
Some fertility treatments are funded for eligible people in NZ.
If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant, talk to your GP or other health specialist about being referred to a specialist fertility clinic for help.
They’ll help you work out what treatment might be best for you, and whether you’re eligible for a funded treatment.
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To work out whether you’re eligible for funded fertility treatment, the specialist will review your test results and fertility problems, then complete an assessment with you.
The assessment considers things like:
- your age
- how long you’ve been trying to get pregnant
- if you’ve been sterilised or already had children
- whether you smoke
- your body mass index.
The assessment criteria change from time to time. If don’t meet the criteria, making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or losing weight could help you to become eligible. Your specialist will discuss this with you at your appointment.
To be eligible for any funded treatment, you and your partner (if you have one) both have to be a New Zealand resident or eligible to live in NZ for at least 2 years.
You can pay for private fertility treatment if you don’t meet the eligibility criteria for publicly funded treatment, or if you’re on the waitlist.