7 Best IVF Centres in Singapore (2021) for Foreigners

Best IVF Centres Singapore
Best IVF Centres Singapore

Singapore is the right choice if you are looking for an overseas medical destination with the latest assisted productive technologies. Since 1982, Singapore fertility specialists have been successful in their IVF programs, resulting in Asia’s first IVF baby born in the country in 1983. In the recent decade, Singapore is a trusted destination of couples with infertility issues, especially those with complicated medical conditions.

In Singapore, IVF services are available at both public and private hospitals. Currently, there are 3 public fertility centres (operated by the three major public hospitals) and around 8 private fertility centres (situated at major private hospitals and medical centres).

A public fertility centre is often the priority of Singaporean couples who are struggling with infertility. It is simply because Singaporeans can get up to 75% of the costs co-funded by the government when being treated at a public hospital. This subsidy scheme doesn’t apply to non-citizens, so you have to pay the full price no matter what kind of hospital you choose. For that reason, patients from surrounding countries tend to seek treatment at Singapore’s private hospital to enjoy better customer services and shorter waiting time to see a specialist.

In this article, there are 4 private and 3 public fertility centres recommended. Please note that not all of them are located on the premises of a hospital. Thomson Fertility Centre and Virtus Fertility Centre are the two private institutes sitting at medical centres outside a hospital. When a fertility centre is a hospital-based, you can expect that all the IVF procedures that need sedation will be done in the hospital it sits in. But when it is situated outside a hospital, egg retrieval and embryo transfer procedures will be performed at one of the hospitals in the city.

Despite this, all the private centres are large-scale, equipped with the latest technologies and the most experienced fertility specialist. Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre has long been famous as a reliable destination of overseas couples with complicated medical conditions. 3 out of 4 private centres in this list are located in the Orchard area, making it convenient to arrange accommodation, get around, and enjoy other services Singapore has to offer.

1. Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre

Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre Image: Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre
  • Sector
    Private
  • Located at
    Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Operation
    >32 years
  • Cost guide
    $12,874 – $15,000 per cycle
  • Address
    Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre,
    3 Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Level 3, Singapore 228510
  • Phone
    +65 6731 2693
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00 to 17:00
    Sat: 09:00 to 13:00
  • Website
  • Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre is the IVF centre sitting within the premises of Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Since 1988, this hospital-based fertility centre has been a trusted destination of both local and international infertility patients, especially those with complicated medical conditions.

    From 2016 to 2019, Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre’s total success rates range between 50% to 59%. The rate once reached 100% in women of the age under 30 in 2019. Those numbers were a significant achievement when the centre accepted all the patients, inclusive of complicated cases.

    Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre is the right choice for couples who have eggs, sperm or embryos in storage overseas. The centre is able to help your treatment to smoothly continue in Singapore by assisting the process of importation and transfer.

    SPECIALIST TEAM:

    • Dr Cheng Li Chang: A consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Michele Lee Sook Ling: A consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Charles M P Lim: A senior consultant with more than 32 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Kelly Loi: A consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Suresh Nair: A senior consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Ann Tan: A senior consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Yap Lip Kee: A senior consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the field

    ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART) SERVICES:

    • Ovulation induction and monitoring
    • Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
    • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
    • In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
    • Elective single blastocyst transfer
    • Surgical sperm retrieval for IVF programme
    • Blastocyst culture
    • Double stimulation

    FREEZE BANKING AVAILABLE:

    • Sperm
    • Egg
    • Embryo

    DONOR PROGRAMMES:

    • Sperm donation
    • Egg donation

    SUCCESS RATES: Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre’s success rates in IVF based on the age of the patients are shown below

    Age2016201720182019
    <3059%75%82%100%
    30-3462%76%58%58%
    35-3944%55%56%51%
    40-4441%42%42%52%
    Total50%59%56%56%

    COST GUIDE: For a breakdown of IVF cost at Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre, see below

    TreatmentDetailsCost
    Test + consultationUltrasound, semen analysis, consultation$374
    Egg retrieval (<6)Including fees for the doctor, anaesthetist, the use of operating theatre and recovery room, laboratory services, embryo freezing and storage$8,500
    Egg retrieval (>6)Including fees for the doctor, anaesthetist, the use of operating theatre and recovery room, laboratory services, and embryo freezing & storage$9,400 – $10,500
    Embryo transferIncluding fees for the doctor, operating theatre, and laboratory services$4,000

    2. Thomson Fertility Centre

    Thomson Fertility Centre
  • Sector
    Private
  • Located at
    Paragon Medical Centre
  • Operation
    > 35 years
  • Consultant fee
    S$160.50
  • Package
    S$7999
  • Address
    290 Orchard Road#19-01 (Access via Lift Lobby F)
    Singapore 238859
  • Phone
    (65) 6252 7766
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 08:30 – 17:00
    Sat: 08:00 – 12:30
  • Website
  • Thomson Fertility Centre is a private fertility centre established in 1987 by Thomson Medical Centre. Since then, it has become a reliable destination for both local and international patients who got trouble with fertility.

    This centre is known as one of the centres with the highest IVF success rates in Singapore, which is 80% in women under the age of 30. Their stated overall pregnancy rate in 2016 is 60%.

    When it comes to finding a private fertility institute with reasonable prices, many Singaporeans and PRs turn to Thomson Fertility Centre as the first choice. It is simply because of their S$7999 package which includes fees for ultrasound scans, egg collection, embryo transfer, laboratory tests, nursing care, and the use of OT room and recovery room.

    Furthermore, interest-free instalment payment plan is also available to help with finance management.

    SPECIALIST TEAM:

    • Dr Loh Seong Feei: A senior consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the area
    • Dr Marianne Hendricks: An IVF clinician​ with more than 10 years of experience in the area
    • Dr Janice Tung: A consultant with over 10 years of experience
    • Dr Ethiraj Balaji Prasath: A chief embryologist with more than 17 years of experience in the area

    ADVANCED SCIENCE SERVICES AVAILABLE:

    • Blastocyst Culture
    • In-Vitro Maturation of Oocytes (IVM)
    • Laser-Assisted Hatching

    FREEZE BANKING AVAILABLE:

    • Sperm
    • Embryo
    • Egg

    DONOR PROGRAMMES:

    • Sperm donation
    • Egg donation
    • Embryo donation

    3. Virtus Fertility Centre

    Virtus Fertility Centre
  • Sector
    Private
  • Located at
    Scotts Medical Center
  • Established
    2015
  • Cost guide
    S$13,000 – S$20,000 per cycle
  • Address
    9 Scotts Rd, #09-01, Singapore 228210
  • Phone
    65 6460 4555
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 08:00 – 17:00
    Sat: 08:00 – 12:00
  • Website
  • Virtus Fertility Centre Singapore is a member of Virtus Health, the largest in vitro fertilization provider in Australia which has helped more than 50,000 couples to fulfil their dream of having a baby. This enables Virtus Fertility Centre Singapore to have access to world-class reproductive science techniques and proven treatment programmes.

    After five years of operating in Singapore, the centre has become home to many Singapore’s top fertility specialists such as Dr Ann Tan, Dr Roland Chieng, and Dr Yeong Cheng Toh.

    In 2020, the centre has won Fertility Medical Centre of the Year in Asia Pacific.

    SPECIALIST TEAM:

    • Dr Ann Tan: A senior consultant, Medical Director of Virtus Fertility, with more than 20 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Roland Chieng:A senior consultant with 20 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Yeong Cheng Toh: A consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Paul Tseng: A consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Andrew Kan: A consultant who has experience in many Asia countries and Australia
    • Dr Motoko Yeo: A consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the field

    SUCCESS RATES: Their clinical pregnancy rate per frozen embryo transfer in 2018 is

    • Overall: 58%
    • Under 30 years: 65%
    • 31-34 years: 65%
    • 35-39 years: 61%
    • 40-45 years: 41%

    ADVANCED SCIENCE SERVICES AVAILABLE:

    • Blastocyst Culture
    • In-Vitro Maturation of Oocytes (IVM)
    • Laser-Assisted Hatching
    • Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

    FREEZE BANKING AVAILABLE:

    • Sperm
    • Embryo
    • Egg

    DONOR PROGRAMMES:

    • Sperm donation
    • Egg donation

    4. Raffles Fertility Centre

    Raffles Fertility Centre Image: Raffles Fertility Centre
  • Sector
    Private
  • Located at
    Raffles Hospital
  • Operation
    20 years
  • Fertility assessment
    $396.10
  • Cost guide
    $10,000 - $15,000 per cycle
  • Address
    585 North Bridge Rd
    Level 12 Raffles Hospital
    Singapore 188770
  • Phone
    +65 6311 1250
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 08:30 to 18:00
    Sat: 08:30 to 13:00
  • Website
  • Raffles Fertility Centre is a hospital-based specialist centre situated right on the premises of Raffles Hospital. This Australia’s-Reproductive-Technology-Accreditation accredited centre offers the full spectrum of fertility treatment options.

    In Singapore, people often come to Raffles Hospital for its health screening services. Its fertility centre is also a popular choice when it comes to fertility assessment. Their fertility test package ($396.10) covers various needed tests to evaluate couple’s fertility health (pelvic ultrasound scan, egg reserve blood test, pap smear, thyroid-stimulating hormone, prolactin hormone test, semen analysis).

    SPECIALIST TEAM:

    • Dr Sheila Loh Kia Ee: Clinical Director of Raffles Fertility Centre
    • Dr Joan Thong Pao Wen: A consultant
    • Dr Koh Gim Hwee: A consultant
    • Dr Seng Shay Way: A consultant with over 15 years of experience

    ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES:

    • Super-ovulation and Intrauterine Insemination (SO IUI)
    • In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
    • Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
    • Blastocyst culture
    • Storage of semen before chemotherapy/radiotherapy​

    FREEZE BANKING AVAILABLE:

    • Sperm
    • Egg
    • Embryo

    SUCCESS RATES: Below is the success rates per blastocyst transfer at Raffles Fertility Centre from 2018 to 2020.

    Age201820192020
    <3650%54%51%
    >3630%43%43%

    5. KKIVF Centre

    KKIVF Centre Image: Joseph Tee
  • Sector
    Public
  • Located at
    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Operation
    37 years
  • Cost guide
    S$10,000 - S$15,000 per cycle
  • Address
    100 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 229899
    Basement 1, Women's Tower
  • Phone
    (65) 6294 4050
  • Opening hours
    Mon to Fri: 08:30 – 17:30
    Sat: 08:30 – 13:00
  • Website
  • Being the fertility unit of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, KK IVF Centre (aka KKIVF) is home to a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment procedures for infertility issues. It is widely recognized as the leading infertility centre in not only Singapore but also South-East Asia.

    In the last period of ten years, KKIVF performed more than a thousand of fresh cycles and hundreds of frozen cycles each year.

    ACHIEVEMENTS:

    • In 1983, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital produced the first IVF baby in Asia.
    • In 2001, KKIVF achieved the 1st Laser-Assisted Hatching pregnancy in Singapore, which resulted in a live birth in May 2002.

    SUCCESS RATE: Below is the clinical pregnancy rate per fresh transfer at KKIVF in 2014

    • Under 30 years: 56.1%
    • 30 – 35 years: 48.2%
    • 36 – 39 years: 34.2%
    • 40 – 44 years: 13.5%

    SPECIALIST TEAM:

    • Dr Sadhana Nadarajah: A senior consultant in the Department of Reproductive Medicine in KKH with 18 years of experience in the area.
    • Dr Jessie Phoon Wai Leng: An IVF specialist, Director of KKIVF Centre with 10 years of experience in practising IVF.
    • Prof Jerry Chan Kok Yen: A senior consultant with 10 years of experience in treating infertility.
    • Adj Asst Prof Khong Chit Chong: A senior consultant with 25 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • Adj Asst Prof Viardot-Foucault Veronique, Celine: A senior consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the area
    • Dr Chua Ka-Hee: A consultant with 7 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Liu Shuling: A consultant with 9 years of experience in the field
    • Asst Prof Sangrithi Mahesh Nataraj: A consultant
    • Dr Tan Tse Yeun: A consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the field
    • Dr Ee Tat Xin: An associate consultant with 5 years of experience in the field

    ADVANCED SCIENCE SERVICES AVAILABLE:

    • Blastocyst Culture
    • In-Vitro Maturation of Oocytes (IVM)
    • Laser-Assisted Hatching
    • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

    FREEZE BANKING AVAILABLE:

    • Sperm
    • Embryo
    • Egg

    DONOR PROGRAMMES:

    • Sperm donation
    • Egg donation
    • Embryo donation

    6. Centre for Assisted Reproduction (CARE)

    Centre for Assisted Reproduction (CARE)
  • Sector
    Public
  • Located at
    Singapore General Hospital
  • Operation
    30 years
  • Cost guide
    S$10,000 - S$15,000 per cycle
  • Address
    Block 5 Level 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Singapore General HospitalOutram Road, Singapore 169608
  • Phone
    (65) 6321 4377
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 08:00 to 17:00
    Sat: 08:00 to 12:00
  • Website
  • Centre for Assisted Reproduction, aka CARE, is a well-known fertility clinic which sits under the roof of Singapore General Hospital. Through its 30 years of operating, the centre has been helped thousands of couples to achieve their dreams of having their own babies.

    More than 2500 healthy babies were born through assisted reproduction techniques performed by the centre’s team of experienced doctors, nurses and embryologists.

    SPECIALIST TEAM:

    • Doctor Yong Tze Tein: With over 25 years of experience in her career, Associate Professor Yong has worked in IVF units in Singapore, London, and Ho Chi Minh.
    • Doctor Yu Su Ling: Associate Professor Yu, who is Director of Centre for Assisted Reproduction, is an accredited IVF specialist with more than 35 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology area.
    • Doctor Dr Rajesh Hemashree: A senior consultant
    • Doctor Dr Serene Lim Liqing: An associate consultant

    ADVANCED SCIENCE SERVICE AVAILABLE:

    • Oocyte and sperm activation
    • Extended culture and blastocyst transfer
    • Assisted hatching
    • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis test
    • Pre-implantation genetic screening test

    FREEZE BANKING AVAILABLE:

    • Sperm
    • Embryo
    • Egg
    • Ovarian Tissue

    DONOR PROGRAMMES:

    • Sperm donation
    • Embryo donation
    • Gamete donation

    7. Clinic for Human Reproduction (CHR)

    Clinic for Human Reproduction (CHR)
  • Sector
    Public
  • Located at
    National University Hospital
  • Consultant fees
    S$107.00 (Associate consultant)
    S$123.05 (Consultant)
    S$144.45 (Senior consultant)
  • Cost guide
    $8,000 - $12,000 per IVF cycle
  • Address
    Kent Ridge Wing, Zone D
    Level 4, D04-02
  • Phone
    (65) 6774 5336
  • Opening hours
    Mon - Fri: 08:00 to 17:00
    Sat: 08:30 to 12:30
  • Website
    CHR
  • Born by the famous National University Singapore, The Clinic for Human Reproduction (CHR) inherits all the fame and rich history of the hospital’s Obstetrics & Gynaecology department.

    When it comes to a best possible solution for infertility, CHR is trusted by both local and international couples. Each year, the centre performs an average of 400 fresh IVF cycles.

    ACHIEVEMENTS OF NUH’S DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY:

    • Established the IVF Clinic in 1982
    • Successfully delivered IVF baby in 1983
    • Delivered frozen embryo baby in 1987
    • Blastocyst transfer baby in 1992
    • Extended embryo culture in 2001

    SPECIALIST TEAM: The IVF specialist team atCHR is led by Prof P C Wong who is Director of the programme and Head, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

    ADVANCED SCIENCE SERVICES AVAILABLE:

    • Blastocyst culture
    • Embryo replacement
    • Embryo cryopreservation
    • Assisted hatching

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