Fees & Funding

As of December 2015, the Ontario government removed intrauterine insemination (IUI) from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) fee schedule and created a new fertility treatment program to assist families with the costs of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

In order increase access to the ART service of IUI, the Province is contributing to the cost of IUI services in order to improve affordability. People will continue to pay the cost of the associated drugs, as well as other unfunded ancillary services delivered in support of IUI, including sperm washing and preparation, the purchasing of donor sperm, and genetic testing.


Who is eligible for the government-funded fertility program and are there any restrictions?

This program is open to all Ontario residents with a valid Ontario health card. There is no limit to the number of funded IUI cycles that a patient is able to receive over their lifetime. However, only one insemination within a cycle is funded.

What’s Covered

What services are covered by the government-funded fertility program?

  • Medical assessments during the Cycle including cycle monitoring visits

  • Blood and ultrasound tests during the Cycle

  • Intrauterine insemination procedure

What Isn’t Covered

What fees am I still responsible for that are not covered by the government-funded fertility program?

  • Medications

  • Sperm washing and preparation

  • Purchasing donor sperm

  • Storage of sperm

  • Shipping of sperm from one Clinic to another

  • Counselling required if Patient is using the services of a known sperm donor

  • Legal agreements

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