The service aims to help women and men who are unable to have children to conceive. Counselling and information is given on the various treatment options available. The history of the couple is taken and examinations are done. Depending on the results, fertility treatment is either given or advised against.
There is no service for infertility at primary health care level but the tertiary hospitals Tygerberg and Groote Schuur offer extensive investigations and treatment.
A referral is necessary to a tertiary hospital where various fertility treatments are offered. If you are a first-time visitor you will have to fill out a form and a folder will be opened. Take your ID book and hospital card if previously registered at the hospital.
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There is a cost involved. The amount will depend on the couple's income and number of dependents they have, according to the hospital rating scale. Those taking part in the programme have to pay for the treatment which can cost anything from between R150 and R6,600. The hospital will require a recent payslip/income assessment (IRP5).
- Male Reproductive Health (Service)