On October 1, 2015 the Ontario government announced its plans for IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) coverage throughout the province. There are many details to come, but, according to the announcement, starting in December 2015, the government will fund one cycle of IVF for women under 43 years of age (technically, up to 42 years and 364 days), including subsequent frozen embryo transfers resulting from that cycle,  and services in support of fertility treatments for men (e.g. surgical sperm retrieval).  The announcement also advises that Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI) will be funded, but note that other costs during these treatments (both for IVF and IUI) may be incurred, such as medication and storage fees.

We are working closely with the Ministry to review the details of the new funding in order to provide the best possible care for our patients and ensure the most efficient and effective access to care that Mount Sinai can provide. As soon as we have more information from the ministry, we will be sure to share it with you all.

In the meantime, do not hesitate to e-mail our Patient Liaison, Stacey at soliveira@mtsinai.on.ca if you have any questions.