If you are looking for IVF in Essex then Bourn Hall has fertility clinics in Colchester, Wickford and Cambridge.

We provide personalised fertility testing, treatment and wellbeing support to get you pregnant in the shortest possible time.

73% of our patients (under 35) have a baby within a year of treatment.*

*How likely you are to get pregnant within one year of treatment with Bourn Hall (2021 data). The statistics include patients who have had further treatment (using fresh or frozen embryos) with Bourn Hall, if their first IVF attempt was unsuccessful.

Starting your fertility journey

Our patient-centred care is based on over 45 years of expertise gained from being the world’s first IVF clinic.

The first step is to find out more about your options. Following a discussion of your journey to date, medical history and review of any test results, our team will give you recommendations for starting your journey with Bourn Hall.

Fertility testing

As a self-funding patient you can choose to self-refer to Bourn Hall and have testing and treatment in a calm environment, away from the stress of a hospital. Testing and a diagnosis is available within six weeks, and you can start treatment within a month as appropriate.

If you already have recent tests from your GP, hospital, or another clinic then you won’t have to repeat them, but some additional testing may be required. Our team will talk this through with you. More information about our range of fertility testing.

Fertility treatment

For some conditions such as blocked tubes or low sperm count, IVF is the only treatment. However, for other issues, for example irregular ovulation, other options will be recommended first. Once you have test results and a diagnosis a treatment plan will be discussed and agreed. We will provide you with a fully costed plan and you will be given options for funding your treatment.

All your treatment, including egg collection and embryo transfer, can take place in our Wickford or Cambridge clinics and you can additionally choose to have your fertility testing at either Colchester, Wickford or Cambridge, whichever is most convenient for you.

Bourn Hall also provides NHS funded IVF treatment across Essex. If you are eligible for NHS funded treatment, following your NHS Level 2 testing you can choose to have treatment at Bourn Hall. More information about fertility treatment.

Wickford clinic hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 08:00 – 16:00

Tuesday and Thursday: 08:00 – 19:00

Weekend – Closed

Colchester clinic hours

Tuesday and Wednesday: 08:00 – 16:00

Monday, Thursday, Friday: Closed

Weekend: Closed

For new enquiries, please visit our Contact page.

Why choose Bourn Hall

  • Customised fertility testing to meet your needs
  • Same friendly team for all of your treatment
  • Support for mind and body – in the form of counselling, nutritional therapy and a patient support group
  • Excellent success rates – treatment is personalised to maximise your chance of success
  • Flexible programmes to help balance demands of work and treatment
  • Patient-centred care – Bourn Hall is LGBTQ+ friendly and treats each person as an individual
  • Specialist knowledge of endometriosis, PCOS and recurrent miscarriage
  • Male infertility expertise, including alternatives to vasectomy reversal
  • Own egg and sperm bank with a proactive matching service
  • Accessible funding options, including sperm and egg sharing packages

Our clinics

We have regular open evenings but you are also welcome to come in for a chat. There is easy parking at all our clinics.

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we are regularly inspected to ensure our compliance. We are pleased to share our latest CQC reports here.

Colchester Clinic

Bourn Hall Clinic, Charter Court, Newcomen Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9YA

Wickford Clinic

Bourn Hall Clinic, 25 London Road, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0AW

Read more about our Essex family below.

Prof. Arpita Ray


Lead Clinician

Anne O’Leary

BSc (Hons), CS

Lead Embryologist

Rebecca Green

Lead Fertility Midwife

Abbi Potts

Senior Patient Support Coordinator

Carrie Harding

Senior Patient Support Coordinator

Dr Paloma Perez-Clemente


Consultant Gynecologist and IVF Specialist

Dr Humera Zaheen


Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist

Dr Jitendra Jadhav


Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist

Our other clinics

We also have fertility clinics in Cambridge, King's Lynn, Norwich and Peterborough.