Fertility centers in Hamburg
Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, hardly anyone can resist the Hanseatic charm. The Elbe beach, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, the many canals and the Michel all contribute to the special atmosphere of the north. So it’s no wonder that Hamburg has been awarded the title of Germany’s most popular city. But not only visitors feel extremely comfortable in Hamburg. In 2020, the Nordic city will have almost two million inhabitants, and those who have found their home also want to see their children grow up there. Although the birth rate has risen in the past year, unfortunately very few couples are able to have children right away.
Fertility treatments in Hamburg
Only a few decades ago, there were many couples and single people who were forced by the circumstances of the time to completely give up their desire to have children. Medical treatment methods were not yet up to today’s standards and the legal situation made the overall situation even more difficult. In the meantime, however, 140 fertility centers have been established in Germany, which actively support women and men. If you search on the Internet for fertility centers in Hamburg, you will be spoiled by choice: There are eight different fertility clinics in Hamburg alone, which are listed in the IVF Register. They differ in their treatment options and specialties.
Various criteria, such as the qualification of the doctors, the cost structure of the treatments or verified patient evaluations should serve as a guide for your decision. In addition to the points mentioned above, you should listen to your gut feeling. Because pregnancy is ultimately not only dependent on physical aspects, but a highly emotional process.
If you would like to talk to one of our patient advisors free of charge and without obligation about the fertility centers in Hamburg, Germany or abroad, in order to find the best clinic for you individually, then simply fill out the contact form here and make an appointment today.
The cost of assisted reproduction
Fertility treatment is also a question of cost, because assisted reproduction can quickly become expensive depending on the individual situation. If you do not become pregnant despite unprotected sexual intercourse, you can get to the bottom of the cause with the help of common examinations. The costs of the examinations are covered in full by both statutory and private health insurance, provided that the appropriate requirements are met. Our patient advisors will be happy to explain this to you — you can book a free and non-binding consultation here.
Different rules apply to the medication needed to stimulate the ovaries and adjust hormones. These expenses are partially covered under stricter conditions. For example, according to §27a of the German Social Code, Book V (SGB V), those with statutory health insurance are only entitled to financial support if the woman is no older than 40 and the man no older than 50, the couple is married and there is a doctor’s certificate of the likelihood of success. In addition, certain values in the spermiogram must not be exceeded/fallen short of, the ordered HIV test must be negative and the couple must be physically and psychologically suitable for assisted reproduction.
For those with private insurance, it is important to clarify in advance which costs will be covered by the health insurance, as this varies depending on the insurance contract. A prerequisite, however, is that an organic cause of the infertility has been found.
Fertility support through Hamburg
The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs wants to ensure that the wish for a child of their own comes true for as many couples as possible. For this reason, the federal and state governments jointly provide funding to cover the costs of fertility treatment. However, the state has stipulated that the individual federal states must contribute to the financial support with their own state support program. Those in need in Hamburg will therefore only receive support if the federal state contributes at least the same amount as the federal government.
The guideline for the support of couples wishing to have children was expanded in 07.01.2016, since then non-married couples can also benefit. Unfortunately, not all federal states participate in the support so far and the type and amount of the subsidies also varies. But while health insurance companies still provide extensive subsidies for the first three attempts (the co-payment is reduced by up to 25 percent), the co-payment for married couples is 50 percent for the fourth attempt.
For more information, you can contact the relevant state ministry or ask Fertilly directly. We are here to help you and are happy to assist you! Book a free consultation here.
Although Hamburg would have the possibility, it has so far refrained from entering into a cooperation agreement with the federal government. If you live in the Hanseatic city, you are currently left to yourself and your health insurance company to finance the program. This is because, in contrast to federal states such as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hesse, Berlin, Saxony-Anhalt and seven other federal states, the northern federal state does not provide its own funding.
At Fertilly, we have made it our mission to accompany couples (homosexual and heterosexual) and singles on the way to fulfilling their desire to have a child. It is important to us to create transparency in the area of family planning and to inform you about success rates and prices.