One of the most common questions we receive these days is about the wait time for a funded IVF cycle. We have also learned that some clinics are already booking their patients into 2017.

Right now, we are booking our funded IVF patients with active doctor’s orders into the month of May 2016. This is just three months away. While waiting for the funded cycle, many patients elect to undergo a privately paid cycle. This is a brilliant time-saving strategy, since if the paid cycle is not successful, the funded one is there waiting for the patient almost immediately.

We use a custom developed computer system to track funded cycles allotted to our clinic by the Ontario government. Our patients tell us that they appreciate the peace of mind knowing exactly when their funded cycle will take place and that it is guaranteed.

Please use the form on the front page of our website to contact us with any questions you may have.

27 Comments
  1. What will happened to 3 cycle funded IVF for blocked tube?
    If anyone had 1 funded IVF under the blocked tube criteria before Dec 1, 2015, is she eligible to participate in the new program to be funded? or all funding hopes are gone?
    Please advise.
    Thanks.

  2. As of December 21, 2015, BTO patients are covered for one IVF cycle just like everybody else. So, in your example, the patient will be eligible if all other eligibility criteria are met (OHIP card, age<43 years)

  3. Can you please let me know when the IVF funded cycle is currently being booked for. I see that in February it was being booked for May but wondered when it is being booked for as of now. Thanks so much!!!

  4. We are currently booking into August. Being a large centre really helps, since we have a larger volume of funded cycles allocated to us.

  5. Hello! I am currently with a different clinic in MIssissauga and just did the FET with them which was negative. We did not do fresh cycle because of OHSS. I was wondering if I still will be able to get a funded cycle or do I have to pay for FET since we have 8 frozen embryos. What will be the procedure to switch to Mt. Sinai?

  6. Please ask your current fertility specialist to refer you to our centre. Our physician will review most medically appropriate options with you.

  7. What is the wait time for funded IVF currently? If I got my referral within the month of April when would I get in approximately?

  8. Individual experience may vary based on your specific case. I would plan for the first quarter of 2017.

  9. HELLO HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR FUNDED IVF? I TURN TO 41 IN THIS AUGUST
    AND OUR ISSUE IS MALE PROBLEM (HIGH FSH (MEN) AND LOW COUNT OF SPERMS)
    I AM LIVING IN MARKHAM SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO COME TO DOWNTOWN FOR IVF/ ICSI TREATMENT? THANK YOU.

  10. Hello, I am a patient at another clinic and have just completed one failed IUI cycle. If I were to become a patient at Mt.Sinai when do you estimate that I could be booked for the funded IVF.
    Thank you

  11. What is the current wait time for a funded IVF cycle? My current clinic does a ‘lottery’ and I’ve been waiting over a year already. How does your clinic decode who gets funding?

  12. Hello,
    What is the wait time for funded IVF currently an Mount Sinai Fertility?

  13. Hi there. I have been referred to your clinic. Paying privately. We live in Halifax. I received a call early Dec that your clinic has received the referral. What is the wait time to get an initial consultation ?

  14. Hi, looking for an update for which IVF funded cycle is currently being booked for. I am at another clinic with significantly longer wait times, so am considering making a switch.

  15. Hello, our clinic stated their wait time for ICSI is booked into 2020. In wondering what your wait list is and how to become a patient? Also are all the funded Ontario clinics on wait times dependant on their patients or is it one big list of people waiting?

  16. What is the current wait time for funded ivf? My husband is a patient at the urology clinic and we didn’t know that mount sinai had a fertility clinic. We are currently driving 2 hours west to another clinic.

  17. Hello, most of these comments are over a year old. What is the wait time currently for an Ohip funded IVF cycle for those who qualify? Just wanted to double check before I ask my fertility clinic to transfer the file.
    Thank you

  18. I would like to know how long it usually takes to get approval to go on the funded IVF wait list

  19. I was told clinics are booking into 2019. What is the wait time currently at your facility?

  20. Hello,
    Can you please let me know how long your current wait-list is for funded IVF and how I can get my name on your list? Thanks very much.

  21. Is the counselling part for funded IVF mandatory? Or is it just highly recommended?

  22. For funded ivf cycle, do you have to go back on the really long wait list that you currently have to do a FET? Or is the FET co sisters the same cycle? Meaning if fresh cycle doesn’t work I can do a funded FET the following month? It do I need to wait another 2 years?

  23. Under the new funding, will people with blocked tubes still get partial funding for 3 cycles on top of the new one time, fully funded cycle? I have blocked tubes and did one round of ivf (which was partially funded by OHIP) back in 2015 – before they rolled out this new program. I was eligible for full funding for one round of ivf (under the new program) which didn’t result in a pregnancy and want to know if I will still receive partial funding for my next cycle…

  24. Will people with blocked tubes still receive partial funding for 3 cycles of ivf in addition to the one IVF cycle, under the new program?

  25. If I was put on the list today Sept 2017 when would I be expected to receive ivf funding?

  26. Hi! What is the wait time for funded IVF currently?

  27. Thank you so much for this great knowledge with us. Thanks!