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Egg Freezing & IVF in Hong Kong

At Zora Health, you are our top priority. Our panel of experts will guide you through every step of the fertility treatment journey, helping you make informed decisions about your options, expected outcomes, and costs. Our Hong Kong clinic offers families the same options as our other clinics around the world.

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Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.

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In Vitro Fertilisation

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child

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Financing

Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.

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Accessible & affordable fertility care in Hong Kong

Egg Freezing and IVF in Hong Kong

Egg freezing and IVF in Hong Kong are available both in the public system and in private hospitals and clinics. Foreign patients flock to Hong Kong's private one-stop-service reproductive medicine centres for any of the following assisted reproductive technology (ART) medical procedures: in vitro fertilisation (IVF), either fresh or frozen embryo transfer, artificial insemination (IUI), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), surgical sperm retrieval, and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT).

 

They also use cutting-edge vitrification technology for freezing and storing eggs, sperm, or embryos. There are zero requirements regarding age and nationality, shorter waiting times, and more personalised patient care in private centres.

What Medical Travelers Should Know About Hong Kong

The healthcare of Hong Kong has a special mix of public and private services that equally offer superb high-quality patient care. Medical tourists choose Hong Kong because of its healthcare quality, city attractions such as shopping hubs and restaurants, and quick getaways to resorts on Lantau Island. The most well-known hospitals are Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, Queen Mary Hospital, and St. Teresa's Hospital.

 

For short treatments, you do not need a medical visa as long as you won't exceed 90 days. Medical travellers usually get accommodations in Central, Wan Chai, and Causeway Bay because these areas are closest to the major medical facilities that cater to foreign patients.

 

Hong Kong is a marriage of Chinese and British cultures because the state has been fought over by the two in history. An interesting part of Hong Kong culture is its practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). One of the popular types is acupuncture where needles are inserted into body parts that they believe to be connected to different internal organs and systems. Another one is cupping therapy where the therapist places glass cups on the skin surface and heats them with a flame, making the skin rise. There are many scattered Chinese medicine shops in Hong Kong. These medicines are concocted from herbs and can be very potent and even toxic when not taken properly. Some of these medicines are not given over the counter and require a prescription from a licensed Chinese medical practitioner so it is better to consult with one before going shopping at the TCM pharmacy.

 

Remember to follow Hong Kong's laws and safety rules. You can get fined for littering and spitting and do not take pictures of military installations including barracks. The Hong Kong police force also cautions you to keep an eye on your bags and other belongings and be watchful for pickpockets.

 

Hong Kong has a very systematised public transportation system. The choices range from double-decker buses, subways, Mass Transit Railway (MTR), trams, and taxis. They can take you to waterfront night markets, museums, art galleries, rooftop bars, and party places. Take The Peak tram to see the beautiful skyline view of Victoria Harbour. Hike up the 268 steps to the Big Buddha and ride the Ngong Ping cable car while you're there. Don't forget to savour these classic-but-never-boring tourist stops and activities: the night skyline view at Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui; the thrilling rides in Hong Kong Disneyland; and the animal and educational shows in Ocean Park.

 

Infertility is a major burden to Hong Kong Chinese women. Traditionally, they are expected to extend the family lineage so they usually see themselves as a failure in the eyes of their elders and in-laws. In a 2018 study published in the National Library of Medicine, it is also reported that Chinese women also see doctors who perform fertility treatments as cold and unsympathetic towards their psychological states. Although IVF services are provided in public hospitals, there are very strict conditions and criteria so many of them do not pass the requirements. They have no choice but to turn to expensive private hospitals and clinics that provide IVF services.

 

The main language is Cantonese but the majority can speak English, so this is a major consideration for choosing Hong Kong as your next medical tourism stop. Mandarin is also widely spoken.

Benefits of Doing Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

Hong Kong clinics offer IVF treatments through the public and private sectors. The private sector has fewer restrictions and shorter waiting times but higher costs, while the public sector is more affordable. Most of these centres offer various ART treatments such as blood tests, artificial insemination or IUI, IVF, frozen or fresh embryo transfer, ICSI, surgical sperm retrieval, and PGT. They also use cutting-edge vitrification technology for freezing and storing eggs, sperm, or embryos.

 

Public Fertility Treatments

In the public sector, there are currently three hospitals that offer fertility treatments: the Dr Stephen Chow Chun-Kay Assisted Reproduction Center at Kwong-Wah Hospital; the CUHK ART Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital; and the HKU Care Unit at Queen Mary Hospital.

 

The CUHK ART Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital is the first public hospital unit in Hong Kong to be accredited with ISO 9001 and is licensed by the Council on Human Reproductive Technology. Its public IVF services can give three cycles of IVF to those who pass eligibility requirements which include the following: the woman must be 40 years old or below; the couple should be married and have no other living children with their current spouse; and women with dwindling counts in their ovarian reserve are not eligible. The waiting time for the first consultation is 150 weeks while it takes about six months for OI + IUI and 18 months for IVF.

 

At the HKU Care Unit at Queen Mary Hospital, the drugs needed for ovarian stimulation and IUI are free, but there are drug charges (HKD 4,000) and laboratory fees (HKD 7,500 - 15,500 since the price depends on the number of frozen embryos or blastocytes) for IVF. The public hospital offers a maximum of 40 cycles of sperm freezing and 20 cycles of oocyte/embryo freezing annually to eligible citizens. Women have to shell out for the drugs and laboratory charges for oocyte/embryo freezing (HKD 15,000-20,000 for the first couple of years) and men have to shoulder the laboratory charge for sperm freezing (HKD 4,400 for the first two years).

 

Private Service Centres of Assisted Reproductive Technology

In private centres, there are no requirements for age and citizenship to be accepted. The advantages of choosing a private reproductive medicine clinic include avoiding the long waiting lines at the more accessible public centre, more options in terms of which varied treatments to take, and more personalised follow-ups or post-treatment services. Below is the list of assisted reproductive technology private centres:

 

  • Hong Kong Assisted Reproduction Centre

  • Hong Kong Reproductive Medicine Centre Limited

  • IVF Centre / Obstetrics & Gynaecology Centre, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

  • Prolific A.R.T Centre

  • The IVF Clinic

  • Union Reproductive Medicine Centre

  • Union Reproductive Medicine Centre (Tsim Sha Tsui)

  • Victory ‘ART’ Laboratory Limited

Cost Considerations

At the Prince of Wales Hospital, the cost of IVF is HKD 10,000 – 24,500 per cycle (USD 1,282 – 3,141). At the Queen Mary Hospital, it costs HKD 11,500-19,500 per cycle (USD 1,474 - 2,500). The above costs are for the public sector.

 

For the private sector, it varies depending on the provider and doctor, but it is usually around HKD 150,000 per cycle (USD 19,232). If you pay as a private patient at Prince of Wales Hospital, you will pay  HKD 37,360 – 79,310 (USD 4,790 – 10,168).

 

For private patients at Queen Mary Hospital, ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination cost HKD 5,600 - 14,000 (USD 715 - 1,790). IVF treatments are in the range of HKD 65,000 - 73,000 (USD 8,300 to 9,330) and frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) costs HKD 15,000 (USD 1,917).

Other Considerations Before Starting Your Fertility Treatment in Hong Kong

  • In Hong Kong, only legally married, heterosexual couples may access fertility treatments. You will need to provide a marriage certificate and both parties must consent.

  • For preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), it is not permitted to select gender for non-medical reasons.

  • Non-commercial surrogacy is legal but only for a married heterosexual couple. Using donor eggs or a surrogate's eggs is not allowed.

Why Choose Hong Kong for Your Fertility Treatment

Hong Kong is a great place to go for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and egg freezing because the prices are competitive at about USD 19,232 per IVF cycle and even cheaper at the Prince of Wales Hospital at around USD 4,790 to 10,168. It costs around USD 8,300 to 9,330 at Queen Mary Hospital, and if you need other procedures, they charge USD 715 to 1,800 for ovarian stimulation and IUI and USD 1,900 for FET.

 

Be sure to relax after your treatment in a Lantau Island resort or shop till you drop at the waterfront night markets, awe at the majestic skyscraper night skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui, and take your fill of museums, art galleries, cable cars, and amusement park rides around the metro.

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"I love Zora Health for their simple, transparent pricing. It was a relief not to worry about unexpected fees or hidden costs. They made the entire process stress-free and easy to understand, which allowed my husband and I to focus on what mattered most - my family's future."

Syarifah, 27 & Indra, 29
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"I couldn't believe that I can choose my own doctor and enjoy extra benefits for the same price."

"I had a preferred doctor overseas that my girl friends recommended. He is part of Zora’s clinic network, but I was interested in Zora’s support and perks. After speaking to Zora, they assured me I wouldn’t pay extra. Zora managed the whole process - from personalised guidance to answering my queries about legalities."

Nina, 32, Single
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"The financing options lifted a huge weight off my shoulders."

"Zora’s instalment plans were a true lifesaver. I was so grateful for their flexible and affordable options. I have been thinking about preserving my eggs as a form of “insurance” but didn’t want to pay a big lump sum upfront as I am saving for a house. The instalment plan helps me manage my finances better.”

Elaine, 32
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"I never felt alone in my fertility journey."

"After failing previously, we were very anxious and were not sure what to expect. They guided us through the process and cared for us every step of the way. My treatment at the clinic was long, and sometimes it was emotionally draining, but having a fertility coach made us feel better and more prepared. As busy professionals, we appreciate the convenience of scheduling appointments through Zora. I have recommended Zora to all our friends."

Ying & Drew, 37 & 41

You deserve the very best.

That's why we’re here to support you — from the first consultation all the way to egg storage and pregnancy.

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Enjoy an Introductory Call With a Zora Health Care Advocate

Let’s get to know you to better advise you about the process of egg freezing in Singapore and Malaysia, the costs involved as well as the rules and regulations. 

 

We’ll answer any questions you might have, so you have no doubts moving forward. 

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Benefit From the Flexibility to Choose Your Doctor or Ours

We truly understand how important it is to find a doctor you are comfortable with for your egg freezing journey. 

Whether you already have someone in mind or prefer our team to recommend an appropriate specialist and clinic, we’re here to help. 

We will also provide you with a list of questions to ask during your consultation, ensuring that you would be fully prepared for it to maximize your time.

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Attend Fertility Tests & Reviews

Your specialist will review your goals, medical history, and perform the necessary tests. We will then schedule a review and discuss your proposed fertility plan.

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Start Freezing Your Eggs Worry-Free

Rest assured that our team will provide a white-glove concierge service at every stage of your fertility journey, no matter if you’re freezing your eggs in Singapore, Malaysia, or at any of our clinics around the world.