What is Access Australia & Why You Need to Know About it
In this video, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page explains what Access Australia is and how it helps those who need assisted reproductive treatment.
Good day, everyone. [I’m] Stephen Page from Page Provan Family and Fertility Lawyers. I was recently honoured and privileged, humbled to be appointed as a Director of Access Australia’s Infertility Network. This is a charity that advocates for those who need assisted reproductive treatment, including IVF. It’s been around for quite a while.
Access Australia, as it’s commonly called, helps people through the process to help choose the IVF clinic and give information about what IVF clinic is around, what they offer and what are some of the tips and tricks when undertaking IVF. One of the things that I discovered that clients had told me for many years, but of course, going through your own IVF journey, discovered by the bucket load is it’s a delightful feeling of when you go to the front counter and the woman behind the counter says, “That’ll be $3,000, Mr Page,” and you immediately think, “Am I going to faint? Do I actually have enough? When am I going to pay that back? Have I got it on my card?” And then you go through the brain, of course, all seemingly remaining calm at this moment thinking, “Yes, it’ll probably take forever to pay off. But anyway, I do have it on the card. What’s my PIN number now?” I know that’s a really simple transaction that I’ve explained, but it’s just a simple thing.
Some clinics bulk bill, some full freight, you’ve got to pay the lot whether you like it or not, and some bulk bill for some things and pay for others.
So Access Australia, as I said, has been around for a long time. It plays this critical role and one of the things that it helped do is set up a website and this is in conjunction between the Fertility Society of Australia, New Zealand and the Australian Government.
yourivfsuccess.com.au. I suggest go and have a look at it if you want to know more about which IVF clinics are around and what they offer, what their success rates are. Go and look, I’ll talk about success rates in another video. But anyway, go and have a look at yourivfsuccess.com.au. Thank you.