After deciding that we definitely were going to do the IVF treatment in Seoul, South Korea, we started comparing the three fertility clinics that were referred by our friend who lives in Korea. She mentioned that there are three fertility clinics that are famous for IVF treatment in Seoul: Seoul Rachel Fertility Center, CHA Fertility Center, and Maria Fertility Hospital.
Here are some information regarding the three IVF fertility clinics in Seoul, South Korea:
- Seoul Rachel Fertility Center (Rachel IVF) in Mapo-gu.
Seoul Rachel Fertility Center
Address: Lotte City Hotel Mapo, 2~3F 109, Mapodaero, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Website (English): http://www.rachelivf.com/en/index.jsp
- CHA Fertility Center in Gangnam.
CHA Fertility Center
Address: 569, Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Website (English): https://chaimc.chamc.co.kr/en/
- Maria Fertility Hospital in Dongdaemun.
Address: 103-11 Sinseol-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
Website (English): http://www.mariababy.com/ENG/index.asp
After getting recommended to these three fertility clinics in Seoul, we did our first research on the Internet. We found a bad review on Maria Fertility Clinic and good reviews on Rachel IVF and CHA Hospital. So, we ended up only visiting two clinics in September 2016: Seoul Rachel Fertility Center and CHA Fertility Center.
Seoul Rachel Fertility Center vs CHA Fertility Center:
|Seoul Rachel Fertility Center||CHA Fertility Center|
|English Speaking Staff||Not so good. We had trouble finding the clinic at the beginning. We went to the 2nd floor, but the fertility clinic was in fact on the 3rd floor. The receptionist on the 2nd floor could not speak English, nor the receptionist on the 3rd floor. I believe there was on International department to help us with translating to English. We were told to come back again within 40 minutes to speak to someone who can speak English. At the end, a doctor who could speak English was the one who explained to us the IVF process.||Very good. We went to the International clinic and the lady there helped us go to the other building across the street (Fertility Center) and guided us through the whole doctor’s consultation, did a quick tour within the clinic and showed us around. Our doctor, Dr. Jang, can speak really good English. Her assistant/nurse can also speak English very well. So, we were satisfied.|
|Condition of Facilities||They do not own their own building. They are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Lotte City Hotel Mapo. Very clean. No visible English signage.||The whole building is for CHA Fertility Center. Not as clean as the Rachel IVF clinic but at least it is easier to find from the outside. They have stickers on the floor to direct you where to go for Pharmacy, Cashier, Injection Room, etc.|
|Medical Network||Rachel IVF has only one location.||CHA Fertility Center has 4 locations in Seoul and another one in Los Angeles.|
Therefore, based on the above comparison factors, we decided to do the IVF treatment at CHA Fertility Center in Seoul.