Medical Q&As

Vasectomy - where can it be done?

Where can I get a vasectomy? How much does it cost and does the VHI pay for it?

The VHI does not reimburse for the cost of a vasectomy. The fee varies, depending on who performs it but an average fee would be of the order of 250 to 300 euro. You have a choice with regard to who performs the vasectomy. A number of GPs have a special interest in vasectomy and perform the procedure in their surgeries. Your GP is probably aware of which GPs in your area perform the procedure. Alternatively you could be referred to a consultant surgeon to have the procedure performed. A third choice would be to attend a family planning clinic where the necessary arrangements can be made.