Is IVF free in Denmark?
There’s a lot of interest in this, thanks to Denmark’s well-known and progressive take on health – and specifically, fertility – care. The simple answer is, in Denmark, three fresh IVF transfers (or five started cycles) for a first child are covered by the public health service for female Danish citizens aged over 18 and up to age 40.
This is funded by Danish tax payers, and treatment will usually be in a public centre.
So IVF is free, up to a certain point, for Danish female citizens. However, for the rest of the world and people considering going abroad for treatment, Denmark still presents one of the most affordable options in Europe, for high quality of care. Overseas patients can also benefit from more relaxed age caps, seeking treatment until age 46.
Who can benefit from Denmark’s affordable treatment?
Check out our 5 reasons to travel to Denmark for treatment for lots of detail on this, from affordability and gold standard care to donor quality, low wait times, inclusivity and easy travel.
The cost factor is a big plus in particular for certain patients, especially those who:
These groups, plus many, many other people looking for more affordable options without compromise on that world-leading standard of care approach, are increasingly turning their attention to fertility treatment in Denmark.
One clinic’s cost breakdown, explained
We asked one of Denmark’s most established centres – Maigaard Fertility Clinic – to break down their current costs for a side-by-side comparison with average UK costs.
Conscious of our community’s diversity and varied needs and priorities when choosing a treatment approach, we’ve also referenced specific options for egg freezing, treatment with donor eggs and IUI.
If you have a specific question in relation to LGBTQ+ treatment planning, egg freezing or anything else, the team at Maigaard Fertility Clinic are on hand to help.
UK figures are publicly available from NHS and HFEA online, and correct at the time of writing.