Repromed supports GP's with the care of their patients that require fertility investigations and treatment. At our main clinic in Remuera, we have a full day stay surgical theatre for all our fertility treatments which provides continuity of care. We also hold consultations in key locations in the northern region.
How to refer your patient for public funding:
HOW IS ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLICLY FUNDED TREATMENT ASSESSED?
All patients have to attend a First Specialist Assessment (FSA) appointment with a fertility specialist at which
time the patients eligibility will be assessed for publicly funded tertiary treatment using a CPAC scoring tool.
To expedite the process, patients can have a private consultation at Repromed to be assessed for public treatment.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY
Auckland and Northland patients must pass the following criteria to access a publicly funded first
• The female partner must be 39 years or younger at the time of referral
• The couple cannot have 2 or more children under the age of 12 living at home
• BMI <32 and non-smoker.
- Both partners must have NZ residency, citizenship or a work visa showing at least 2 years
Time spent trying to conceive:
• Trying for at least 12 months
• Severe male or female factor, such as very poor quality of sperm or anovultation.
GPs ARE ABLE TO REFER PATIENTS FOR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE FSA APPOINTMENTS
If GPs are arranging a public referral the following tests are required:
• Semen analysis
• Antenatal blood screening
• Current smear
• HIV, Hep B, Hep C (male and female)
• FSH (or AMH) and estradiol level Day 2–4 of cycle (within 6 months)
• Progesterone level 6–8 days before menses.
You will then forward the patients referral to the NRFS for a public (FSA) appointment.
PUBLIC REFERRALS SHOULD BE SENT BY E-REFERRAL
Go to MyHealthLink Portal for e-referral forms or email: NorthernRegion.FertilityService@waitematadhb.govt.nz
TREATMENT WAITING TIME
Once the CPAC threshold has been achieved, the waiting time will be approximately 10–18 months.
Patients can also access private fertility treatment while waiting for their public treatment to start.
PUBLICLY FUNDED TREATMENT
Criteria for publicly funded treatment are the same across New Zealand. Patients need to obtain at least
65 points using the fertility CPAC tool. The CPAC score can only be calculated by a fertility specialist.
GP CME Conference, Rotorua
Repromed has enjoyed attending the GP CME Conference in Rotorua since 2016. Visit us at our stand to talk to our doctors, nurses and scientists about the latest information on treatments available and how to most effectively refer your patients to Repromed and public funding for fertility treatment. Click on this link
to see us featured in the conference promotional video. For more detail on eligibility for publically funded fertility services click here