Ontario Fertility Program
One in six Canadians experiences a need for assisted reproduction
It is a common misconception that getting pregnant is easy; this is not true for everyone. The World Health Organization estimates that 186 million individuals worldwide experience infertility. “With so many experiencing fertility challenges it is important to empower people with the right information for all options on assisted reproduction,” said Dr. Liu, Medical Director of Mount Sinai Fertility.
Ontario is committed to helping people build their families and through the Ontario Fertility Program, assists eligible patients with funding for fertility treatments. Eligibility includes living in Ontario with a valid Ontario Health Card and is open to all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or family status. Additional procedure-specific eligibility criteria are outlined below. Mount Sinai Fertility is an active participant in this program and will gladly assist you with your funded fertility treatment options.
What is covered by the Ontario Fertility Program :
- In-vitro Fertilization – Manually fertilizing eggs with sperm in a lab, then transferring the embryo into the uterus. One treatment cycle per patient, which includes the one-at-a-time transfer of available embryos. To be eligible patients must be under 43 at the time of treatment and have a valid OHIP card.
- Intra-uterine Insemination – Injecting sperm directly into the uterus (a type of artificial insemination). No limit on the number of treatments. To be eligible patients must have a valid OHIP card.
- Fertility Preservation – Freezing sperm or egg samples to be used later in either artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilization. One treatment cycle per patient[KL2] is available to patients undergoing treatment for a medical condition that may cause infertility. To be eligible you must have a valid OHIP card and be undergoing medical treatment which could impair your fertility.
What is not covered by the Ontario Fertility Program:
The following costs are not covered by the program but may be covered by some private health plans:
- Any fertility drugs required:
- $3000 – $6000 per IVF cycle
- $100 – $1500 per IUI cycle
- Genetic testing.
- Sperm processing for some treatments.
- Storing sperm, eggs, and/or embryos.
- Donor eggs and sperm.
Wait times There may be waiting times for government-covered fertility services at Mount Sinai Fertility. Clinics manage their own wait lists and prioritize patients using clinical judgment.
For more information on the Ontario Fertility program please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-fertility-treatments