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Our Unit provides services for both public and private cases.  Please consider the waiting time, eligibility and charges when making an appointment.  Public services are only provided to patients who satisfy selection criteria set by the Hospital Authority and the government.  Couples must be legally married. The female partner must be a Hong Kong citizen and aged 40 or below at the time the procedure is anticipated to take place.  If you are not entitled to apply for the public services, you can contact The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Unit directly at (852) 3505 1456 to make a private appointment or enquiries.

Steps
Appointment
Step 01
Appointment

There is no direct referral public system for the ART program provided by Assisted Reproductive Technology Unit. Public patients are required to make an appointment at 2/F, Department of Obstetrics & Gynacecology, Li Ka Shing Specialist Outpatient clinic (LKS), Prince of Wales Hospital in person with a valid doctor’s referral for the first consultation. The waiting time for the first consultation is approximately 6 to 10 months.


Office hours for appointment booking:

Mon-Fri, 9:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00

Tel: (852) 3505 2470

Attend Talk
Step 02
Attend Talk

Meanwhile, patients are required to attend an introductory talk, which will be conducted at 2/F, LKS clinic prior to the appointment. During the talk, detailed information on definitions, complications and causes of infertility are given. Your appointment slip will be distributed after the talk. It is suggested you bring your past medical records to the first appointment.

Nurse Consultation
Step 03
Nurse Consultation

After proper work-up and assessment in the LKS out-patient clinic, eligible patients will be referred to ART nurses for arrangement of an interview at Block EF, 9F clinic. During the interview, different types of assisted reproductive technologies and their efficacy and risks will be described. Also, the nurses will counsel each couple individually and schedule an appropriate treatment. The waiting time for different types of treatments is varied. In general, the waiting time of OI+IUI and IVF is approximately 1 to 2 months and 2 to 3 months respectively.

Pre-treatment Interview
Step 04
Pre-treatment Interview

1 month before the start of IVF treatment, another appointment with ART nurse will be arranged at Block EF, 9F clinic. During the nurse interview, further explanation of the usage of the medication and the preparation of consent forms will be given before starting the treatment.

Treatment
Step 05
Treatment

Start ART treatment cycle. Our medical and nursing staff will explain the treatment in details and provide supplementary information in different stages.

Cost

**Adjustment of ART Service Charges**

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Unit is committed to deliver high standard ART services to the public. With the introduction and enhancement of some services, the charges of our public patient IVF laboratory services would be adjusted effective from 12 February 2024. Thank you!

Our Unit provides modern and effective ART treatment to appropriate couples. Given the finite resources and ever increasing costs and demands for these treatments, fees are set to ensure the continuous delivery of high standard ART services.

Although public ART cycles are still heavily subsidized by the Hospital Authority, partial cost recovery is required to cope with the increase in cost of drugs and consumables and maintenance of the University ART laboratory. Meanwhile, private patients have to settle the full payment.

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