How to become a patient at CRGH Fertility Clinic

thumbnail-2The decision to seek fertility treatments is never an easy one. There are so many things to consider and a couple having trouble conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy should really weigh their options before pursuing the next step. However, once you know that fertility treatment is the right choice for you, it’s time to find the right fertility clinic.

For many couples, the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH) is the right choice. For over 25 years, we have offered a wide range of successful assisted conception treatments and have aided in the birth of thousands of babies. In short, we’ve helped many create the families they’ve always dreamed of, and we are delighted with our continued success in this field. It a real privilege to have this involvement at such a special times in peoples’ lives.

Our services include a full range of fertility treatments, from intrauterine insemination (IUI) to in vitro fertilisation (IVF), sperm and egg donation to egg, sperm, and embryo freezing. Additionally, we are the second largest facility in Britain to offer preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

We are one of the only private fertility clinics to have a long-term contract with NHS England (National Health Service) for the provision of PGD. The majority of our clients who are resident in England or Wales and seeking PGD come to us via the NHS. Becoming a patient at CRGH through the NHS channel isn’t as daunting as you may think. If you believe that we would be a good fit for your treatment needs, simply talk to your general practitioner (GP) about it. Although not all of our clients come through the NHS, many do.

Your GP will direct you to the Regional Genetics Service. The location will depend on where you live in England or Wales. If your GP doesn’t know where you can find your regional facility, an online search will do the trick. A geneticist will see you and your partner if you have one, work out the genetic mutation or chromosomal abnormality, and then refer you to us.

Once we receive your referral, we will typically offer you a first appointment with us within 4 weeks. We will then assess funding (either through NHS England or by means of private funding) and make sure that we’re licensed to treat for the particular disorder through the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). We will commence the fertility treatment, which is integral to PGD within a few weeks to a few months, depending upon the complexity of your case. We do not have any waiting lists. If you’d like to become one of our patients, we’d be pleased to welcome you!