About the Assisted Reproduction Unit (ARU)
We provide assistance and support for:
- heterosexual couples having difficulty getting pregnant
- those suffering from recurrent miscarriage
- those requiring genetic and other advice about future conception and pregnancy
- same sex couples
- single women looking to conceive
- social egg freezing
- fertility preservation for those due to undergo cancer treatment
- fertility preservation for those planning to undergo gender transition
- one-off fertility checks
We investigate using the latest tests, following NICE clinical guidelines for fertility problems. We also have access to tests that cannot be done in Jersey, charges may apply.
Fertility investigations and support can be in the form of:
- monitored follicle tracking and timing of intercourse
- medication to induce ovulation in women who do not regularly ovulate
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) for single women and same sex couples
- checking of fallopian tubes in the form of a hysterosalpingography (HSG)
- early pregnancy support following fertility treatment or recurrent miscarriage
- hormone treatment for men with abnormal endocrine problems affecting fertility
We also support patients travelling off-island for Advanced Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART). Treatment options not provided in Jersey and that require self-funding include:
- In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and related treatments
- pre-implantation genetic screening
- embryo replacement using donor egg or sperm
- storage of sperm and eggs
We act as a satellite service for
Lister Fertility Clinic and
Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine. However, we're also able to assist you with your treatment should you choose an alternative clinic.
All care is aimed to give you the best treatment options and outcomes. There are set criteria for eligibility for funded treatment off-Island.
Find more information about infertility and getting pregnant on Assisted Reproduction Unit (ARU).
To access our service, your GP should refer you to our consultant.
If you're male, it can speed up the referral process if you have already booked a semen analysis via your GP. Your GP can then provide us with a detailed medical history.
Contact us should you have any general enquiries regarding the referral process.
Your first appointment
If applicable, we ask patients to attend as a couple. Usually your appointment only consists of a consultation. However, occasionally we offer female patients a transvaginal ultrasound scan. In a small number of cases, we may examine the male during this appointment.
If you need a translator, let us know as soon as possible so arrangements can be made before you attend our clinic.
All consultations and monitoring are covered by Government of Jersey for those who have been living in Jersey for a minimum of 6 months.
Charges would apply for medication used in the following circumstances:
if the female is over 42 years of age
egg freezing for social purposes
after three fresh IVF cycles (not including Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles)
If you need treatment off-island and are not eligible for free treatment, this will need to be self-funded. Fees vary depending on the type of treatment and are provided on an individual basis.
We are open Monday to Friday, from 8am to 4pm. Clinics usually take place Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm. We're closed on public holidays.
We are a small team comprised of:
- a Consultant
- 2 nurses
- an administrator
For general enquiries, call +44 (0) 1534 444082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we're not able to answer your call, leave your name, date of birth and a clear message. We'll return your call as soon as possible.
Assisted Reproduction Unit