Since the establishment of the so-called IVF fund to finance In-Vitro Fertilisation in 2002, couples desiring children in Austria now have the possibility of financial support.
The costs of fertility treatment can thus be partially absorbed, if treatments using specific methods of In-Vitro Fertilisation are medically necessary to fulfil a couple's desire to have children.
Below, you will find more information about the conditions under which such support is possible.
In general, it should be clarified ahead of fertility treatment which costs may possibly be borne.
As of 1 January 2015, lesbian couples are also eligible if there is a medical reason for the woman who intends to carry the child to term.
70% of the costs for treatment and medications can be financed by the IVF fund – this is valid for four attempts at fertility treatment. The couple desiring children must therefore pay an own contribution of 30%. The so-called IVF Fund Act regulates the circumstances under which treatment costs are borne by the fund and where affected couples can turn to in order to apply for the costs to be assumed.
Learn more under IVF fund.
Financing through the fund from a medical point of view can be applied for by us on your behalf if at least one of the following causes of infertility is present.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Blocked tubes or severely impaired function of the fallopian tubes
Severely impaired morphological semen quality
Too little mobility of the sperm
Azoospermia (no sperm present in the ejaculate)
There is no entitlement to co-financing in the case of infertility due to a previous sterilisation performed by the man or woman at their own request. There is nevertheless an entitlement if the partner has a qualifying indication and if sterilisation was demonstrably carried out for medical reasons.
At the time of the start of the In-Vitro Fertilisation attempt, the woman must not have reached the age of 40 (40th birthday) and the man or the partner of the woman who intends to carry the child to term must not have reached the age of 50 (50th birthday).
If during an attempt one of the two partners reaches the age limit, the current treatment can still be completed at fund cost; however, a further attempt with support from public funds is no longer possible afterwards.
For both partners, proof of eligibility for benefits from either the statutory health insurance or a private Austrian or foreign health insurance must be submitted.
As of 1.10.2018, at least one partner of the couple must have their main residence in Austria.
Entitlement to cost coverage exists for:
Citizens of an EEA member state
Persons who have a residence title or a "Residence Permit Plus".
Persons entitled to asylum pursuant to § 3 Asylgesetz 2005, who have a permanent right of entry and residence
Do you live in Germany but are considering having artificial insemination performed in one of our TFP fertility clinics in Austria? If so, it is important to find out in advance about all the information on how German health insurance companies cover the costs of fertility treatment.
The pro rata assumption of costs by the fund includes not only the collection of oocytes, fertilisation and embryo transfer, but also the medication required for this. The measures covered by the fund also include experiments with frozen embryos as well as the extraction of sperm material from the testis (TESE).
The IVF fund provides support for up to four IVF attempts. As soon as positive cardiac activity is detected in the ultrasound, a further four attempts are financed. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) as well as egg donation and related examinations and treatments are not supported by the fund. Procedures that serve the quality management of a fertility clinic or supportive procedures that increase the chances of pregnancy are also to be paid for by the couple themselves.
In the table on the IVF funds page you will find all the costs that may be incurred in the course of in-vitro-fertilisation. You will find out which diagnostic and therapeutic measures are necessary in your personal case during a detailed treatment consultation at our clinic.
If the costs can neither be covered by the fund nor by health insurance, you will have to pay for the treatment costs yourself.