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Who we are and what we do

We can provide assistance and support to:

  • couples having difficulty getting pregnant
  • women suffering from recurrent miscarriages
  • anyone needing genetic advice or other advice about conception and pregnancy

We’re a small team lead by a consultant with support from:

  • staff grade doctors
  • a clinical nurse specialist
  • a staff nurse
  • an administrator

We act as a satellite clinic for The Lister Fertility Clinic in London.

We work closely with leading fertility units in the UK and around the world, to assist and support you in accessing recommended treatments off-island.

How we can help

There are a number of ways in which we can help you including:

  • monitored follicle tracking and timing of intercourse
  • medication to induce ovulation in women who do not regularly ovulate
  • Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) for mild ‘male’ factor problems
  • Donor Sperm Insemination (DI) for men who have no sperm or very poor sperm
  • single women and same sex couple advice and guidance
  • tubal surgery and laser treatment to endometriosis
  • early pregnancy support following fertility treatment or recurrent miscarriage
  • hormone treatment for men with abnormal endocrine problems affecting fertility

When you come to see us we’ll investigate both partners using the latest tests and follow NICE clinical guidelines for fertility problems.

When we have a diagnosis, we can offer help in conceiving and early intervention for recurrent miscarriage.

Advanced Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART)

We can also work with private services to help you to travel off island for Advanced Assisted Reproductive Techniques.

These include:

  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and related treatments
  • pre-implantation genetic screening
  • donor egg replacement
  • storage of sperm and eggs
  • surrogacy

How to make an appointment

We don't have a reception or drop-in service. You must be referred to us by your doctor (GP) for an appointment.

You should go to your doctor as a couple (if applicable). They will conduct some tests with you before they refer you to us, so they can provide us with a detailed medical history for you.

Our waiting time can be up to six months for your first consultation.

Appointments are allocated by:

  • date order of referral
  • completeness of tests carried out by GP
  • age at time of referral

We may be able to see you sooner if there is a cancellation.

Our clinic sessions run Monday to Friday, from 9am to 1pm. We’re closed on public holidays.

Your first appointment

You’ll attend your first appointment with us as a couple (if applicable). This will usually only be a consultation, but depending on your circumstances, we may offer an ultrasound for females and an examination for males during this appointment.

If you’re a female you’ll need to contact us when you’re having your period and we’ll do the scan between days two and four of your menstrual cycle.

If we need to do any further investigations, we’ll provide you with instructions.

If you’ve had treatment or investigations elsewhere, it helps if you can bring copies of this with you.

Cost

We can provide hospital based investigations and some fertility treatments free of charge to anyone who fulfils the eligibility criteria set out in the States of Jersey Residents and Non-residents Charging Policy.

If you’re a female and over 40 years of age, you’ll need to pay for treatment but medication is free. When you reach 42 years of age, you’ll also need to pay for medication. The cost will vary depending on the treatment you receive.

Some treatments are not provided in Jersey or funded by the Health and Community Services Department and there’s set criteria for eligibility for funded treatment.

You can also choose to have treatment privately but you’ll need to fund it yourself as most insurance companies don't fund fertility care.

The criteria around costs and eligibility for funding is based on individual circumstances and can be quite detailed. We’ll send you more information about this when you’re offered an appointment and we’ll discuss it at your consultation.

Where to find us

Assisted Reproduction Unit
Rozel Ward
Floor 7
General Hospital
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 3QS

Contact us

You can contact us from Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm, and on Friday, 8am to 1pm.

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 444082

Email the Assisted Reproduction Unit (ARU)

Translators

If you need a translator, let us know as soon as possible so arrangements can be made before you attend clinic.



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