As a continuation of our Fertility Clinic ranking, we had earlier promised to share pricing information with you all. It turns out that getting this information felt like pulling one’s teeth with many of the clinics. This article pretty much give you a rundown of what it felt like with each clinic.
Getting this information was a project started last year December. We started by sending out emails to the clinics, and we didn’t get a response from most, except for the few that were keen to share with us from the get-go, like Olive Branch, Georges Memorial. When the e-mail approach failed, we resorted to calling the clinics one after the other and that was when it got interesting. Here’s how it went!
St Ives Specialist Clinic: Very interesting conversations I had with the last front desk person I spoke with. She wanted me to send a snail mail addressed to the clinic administrator requesting for the information I wanted. Note that I said snail mail not email…meaning a typed, or maybe even hand written letter! I was surprised at that request in this age and time.
She gave me an email address but warned that the mail might not be attended to. True to her prediction, I never got a response.
Roding Fertility clinic: When I called this clinic, the lady I spoke to was quite courteous and gave as much information as she could, which was just the registration and consultation fee. When next I called, I was able to speak with a nurse, who gave me the figure for their IVF and some other costs. It was made clear that cost of treatments were often determined by the results of the preliminary investigations, hence there were no definite costs.
The Bridge: Now, this was one clinic that I did not have to stress myself about. One call and I was directed to their website, where all the information about procedures and their costs were listed. It was quite convenient.
Peace Care clinic: It was a real pleasure to talk to Dr. Siddiq, who had a nice Northern accent that almost sounded foreign. Sweet! She actually spelt her name for me. When I called and explained the reason behind my call. She provided me with all the information, I wanted, pertaining their services.
She even asked me to call back, so she could make some calculations for me. When I sent a text later in the day, regarding the calculations she said she wanted to make, she replied with the answers I wanted almost immediately. I was impressed! Not many people did I get quick answers from, not even when I called. It was during that call that I found that that they do not offer IVF yet.
She said their assisted reproduction services were limited to IUI for now, but that they were looking to set up their IVF clinic as soon as was possible.
Nisa Premier Hospital: I spoke with a nurse, when I called and she gave me the information I needed, with the proviso that the costs of procedures were not static, but based on the need of the patient involved. That was pretty much the trend with most for the clinics.
National Hospital Abuja: I sent an email to the address provided on the website of the clinic. Yet to get any response, by the way. I then called the number listed for the Coordinator of their IVF Centre, and he gave me the figures of IUI and IVF in the centre, but said I would need to come in person to get the costs of registration and assessments.
Deda hospital: At first, I sent an email to the email address of the contact person for the clinic, Dr. Sunday Onuh. When I called the next day, he said he got the mail and would respond the next day. Let’s just say, I’m still waiting for his email and his line is permanently busy.
Fusion Nest: I had the most drama with Fusion Nest, and it all had to do with the clinic ranking article we did earlier. They were not pleased at all with the review, and we got a loooong email in response to my request for information of services at their clinic, detailing their grouse.
Although, they later promised to send the pricing information I wanted, I never got any reply. I guess that they are still miffed at the article.
Regenesis: This was short and sharp. Dr. Norbert Ekeh was in his hometown when I contacted him. He gave me a rundown of the cost of procedures at his clinic, which, I must say, are the cheapest I got so far.
DIFF hospital: The voice of the woman I spoke with was that of a middle aged nurse, who provided as much information as she could and, as usual, said the exact cost for the treatments would only be known when the patient comes in for treatment.
Omni Clinic: I actually felt like the person I spoke to was affronted by the fact that I wanted such information via that telephone. I was told to come to the clinic, if I wanted the information.
Medical Art Center: In spite of several calls to this clinic, I got nothing. I spoke with two nurses on different occasions, who asked me to call back that they were not in a position to offer me the information I sought.
Olive branch: This was pretty easy. In response to our request, we were given a very detailed, and glossy, brochure, highlighting all their services and associated costs. One of the most detailed so far!
Georges Memorial Medical Centre: This too was very painless and stress free. The woman I spoke with on the phone was very friendly, and asked for my email address, promising to send me the information. I had already prepared myself to send her several reminders when she sent the very detailed email, exactly when she’d promised to!
The Ark: The person we spoke to on the phone was very helpful, and disclosed the information we needed.
We really hope this helps. If you have any questions, or want us to check a specific clinic out for you, please holler in the comment section, and we’ll do just that!
Here’s the link to our other related article; Nigerian Fertility Clinics Ranked
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