IVF is offered on the NHS if certain criteria are met. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) fertility guidelines make recommendations about who should have access to IVF treatment on the NHS in England and Wales, however individual NHS integrated care boards (ICBs) make the final decision about who can have NHS-funded IVF in their local area, and criteria may differ or be stricter in different areas of residence.

If people don’t meet the criteria for their specific area (ICB), they may need to pay for private treatment.

See our page about NHS funded care and criteria here.

Private Fertility Care 

We offer high quality private fertility care as well as NHS-funded treatment cycles. All treatments - from fertility investigations to the various fertility treatment options, are delivered by a senior skilled team of specialists with extensive NHS reproductive medicine experience within The Hewitt Fertility Centre.

The Hewitt Fertility Centre (HFC) centre operates as part of the Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, which means patients have the reassurance of full back-up services at the main hospital site , based in Crown Street. Liverpool Women’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading maternity and neonatal units, as well as being renowned as an NHS Centre of Excellence in gynaecology and genetics services.

Private treatment costs

A comprehensive list of treatment costs can be downloaded here.

For further advice or further discussion treatment costs please contact our helpful private patient navigator (PPN) team on 0151 702 4123 Option 3 available Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30 – 4.30pm.

You can read about the different payment options here.

The cost of an initial consultation is £200.  Patients who book a private consultation will be asked to pay the full amount at the time of booking.

We understand that patients will occasionally need to cancel or change an appointment due to unavoidable circumstances, but we do require that patients inform us at least 48 hours and we will try and be as flexible as possible.

A cancellation charge of £50.00 is applied for notice less than 48 hours’ notice.


Please note that we no longer accept cash payments.