Advice & Info

FAQs

Do I need a referral from my GP to arrange a consultation?

No referral is needed. We simply require patients to complete a patient registration form with your demographics, important medical information and past fertility history if this is relevant.

We also request that patients send us any medical notes or previous fertility test results by email at least one week prior to the appointment so that the doctor can review them. This is to allow the doctor prepare appropriately for the consultation.

How long will the consultation last?

Typically the first consultation will last 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the complexity of each individual case.

Will I have any testing done during this consultation?

We recommended that AMH and Semen analysis tests are preformed prior to your initial consultation. 

Is there parking at your clinics?

There is parking available at our Kilkenny & Drogheda clinics. In our Dublin clinic there is a Luas Park and Ride car park beneath us at the Balally Luas stop. This is pay for parking and the carpark is usually quite busy with limited parking. Payment for this car park is payable at the Luas Ticket Machines. We would mainly advise patients to park in the Dundrum Town Centre Carpark which is across the road from ourselves for convenience. The Dundrum town centre is just a 5 minute walk from our building and traffic in the area can be heavy so please allow extra time to get to your appointment.

Do I need to bring ID to my first consultation?

No. We will take a photo of all patients attending the clinic. This is part of our commitment to safeguard the tissues and cells that may be procured, stored or used in treatment for you down the line.

After the Initial Consultation when can I begin treatment?

Treatment can be started as soon as you are ready. We try to carry out all diagnostics within one cycle (ie. one month).

How do I arrange diagnostics or treatment?

You will be given an information pack at your consultation. It will detail various treatment options and outline your next steps. All you’ll need to do is phone us to arrange a suitable appointment time. Our team are available to answer your questions at all stages of diagnostics and treatment.

I would like to have basic fertility tests carried out. Do I need to have a consultation first?

Very often couples or individuals want to assess their contemporary fertility. We are happy to facilitate both female and male fertility tests with a referral from your GP/Clinic or without a referral but you would need a consultation beforehand.

We carry out a hormone profile blood test, an antral follicle count (ultrasound scan) and a uterine assessment. Depending on your personal history we may recommend other tests and can arrange these for you.

What tests do you offer men?

As a basic first step we would carry out a semen analysis. A more in depth analysis such as DNA Fragmentation analysis may sometimes be recommended. We can also conduct male hormone profiling or other tests as required.

Do you treat single females and same-sex couples?

Yes, of course. We have the facilities and expertise to provide comprehensive care to same-sex  female couples, heterosexual couples, and single women. Unfortunately in Ireland we cannot provide surrogacy, but for same-sex male couples we can offer advice and guidance on where these services are available.