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Assisted procreation: temporary reimbursement measures for in vitro fertilization services

The Program of Temporary Measures Related to Certain Assisted Procreation Services Required for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is intended to offset certain consequences of the loss of insurance coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the Program allows for the reimbursement of IVF services to women who have lost eligibility for the medically assisted procreation program due to their age between November 15, 2021, and December 31, 2022.

Eligibility criteria

The temporary measures apply to women who met the eligibility requirements for insured IVF services as of November 15, 2021. Reimbursement for services is therefore possible under the following conditions:

Situation leading to a reimbursement

The following 3 situations can lead to a reimbursement once the services have been received and paid for:

  • You have already received IVF services since November 15, 2021.
  • You are currently receiving IVF services and will complete your treatments before you turn 42.
  • You have not yet received IVF services: you will start your treatments soon and finish them before you turn 42.

Reimbursement conditions

You must submit your application for reimbursement before July 1, 2024.

The maximum amount allowed is $13,450 for insured services required for a single IVF cycle. This amount is to reimburse you for the standard IVF services you have paid for, with the exception of embryo transfer. You must pay any additional amount. If we have already paid you an amount for the same services, it will be deducted from the sum to be granted to you.

Covered ServicesMaximum amounts reimbursed
Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration or surgical extraction (PESA/TESE)
Microsurgical testicular sperm extraction
$2,500 (aspiration or surgical extraction)
$4,000 (microsurgical extraction)
Services required for ovarian stimulation (a maximum of 2 per IVF cycle)$1,200
Services required to retrieve eggs from only one person, services required to retrieve sperm (including the visit and sperm washing), and standard fertilization and embryo culture services carried out in the laboratory$4,300
Assisted hatching services and sperm microinjection services$500 (assistance)
$1,500 (microinjection)
Purchase of one sperm straw (either from a directed donation or from a sperm bank)$950
Freezing and storage of embryos for a maximum of one year$1,000

Tax credit

If you receive a reimbursement from this application and you or your spouse received the tax credit for the treatment of infertility or the refundable tax credit for medical expenses, you will need to make changes to your income tax return. Revenu Québec will determine the amount of tax credit you will have to reimburse. For more information on the procedure, refer to the Correcting an error or omission page on the Revenu Québec website. Moreover, if you have requested advance payment of the tax credit for treatment of infertility for 2022, your next income tax return should take into account the amount obtained under the program.

Procedure for obtaining a reimbursement

Step 1

Complete and sign the Undertaking Form.

If applicable, each partner must complete an undertaking form and keep it in PDF format. It will be part of the documents to be attached to your application for reimbursement.

Step 2

Gather the other documents required by your application in PDF format.

  • Statement of fees or invoice describing the professional services and their costs.
  • Proof of payment of professional services (mention “Paid” stamped on the invoice, receipt or cash sales slip, for example).

Step 3

Complete the application for reimbursement online.

You must attach the documents listed in steps 1 and 2 in PDF format.

Complete the application for reimbursement

You have moved?

Report the change of address by using the Service québécois de changement d’adresse so that your cheque is sent to the right place.

Application for review

You can apply for a review of a RAMQ decision. To find out more, refer to the page Request a review of a decision.

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