The Rotunda Hospital Dublin

Rotunda Fertility Hub

Welcome to the Rotunda Fertility Hub (RFH). The dedicated fertility clinics in the Rotunda offer fertility investigations and treatments for all patients within the Rotunda Hospital catchment area.

More recently the fertility services across the country have been structured to involve 6 Fertility Hubs. The Rotunda Hub caters for people residing within the specified catchment areas.
The Fertility Hub is based in the Rotunda Gynaecology, Parnell Sq Dublin 1.
For admin & appointment scheduling queries only please contact us by emailing [email protected] or phoning 01 2119360 between 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

What investigations are required prior to an appointment with a fertility consultant?

  • AMH (blood test)
  • TFT (blood test)
  • Rubella immunity (blood test)
  • Chlamydia (urine or vaginal swab)
  • Transvaginal pelvic scan (including Antral Follicle Count, AFC)
  • Semen analysis (sperm test for male)

If you have completed these tests within 1 year, please attach them to Pack 1 fertility questionnaires or email them to: [email protected]

If you have completed these tests over 1 year ago and/or you never had these tests done, an appointment will be arranged with Fertility Nurses prior medical consultation (NB: if you are Rubella immune you don’t need to repeat this test).

What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

It’s a scan performed using a probe that is inserted in the vaginal canal. This allows us to assess the reproductive organs including the uterus, the ovaries and the area surrounding the ovaries. We recommend an empty bladder for this type of scan. Please inform the Fertility nurses at the appointment if you have any concerns in relation to this scan and if you have any allergy to latex.

Are there any supplements I should take in preparation for fertility treatment?

We advised all female patients actively trying to conceive to take folic acid 400mcg and vitamin D 400IU daily.

When should a couple consider seeking out a referral to the fertility hub?

We recommend you to ask your GP for a referral to Fertility hub if:

  • The female age is 36 and over AND you are trying to conceive for over 6 months or more
  • The female age is less than 36 AND you are trying to conceive for over 12 months
  • Known cause of infertility

What are the HSE including and excluding criteria to access the Fertility hub?

Please discuss them with your GP and/or see link on HSE website:

(NB There are additional criteria when referred to externally provided services such as IUI or IVF, please see link on HSE website:

Where is the Fertility hub?

We are currently located in the Rotunda Gynaecology Outpatient department.