April 27, 2020
From all of us at Conceptions Fertility Center, we’ve missed you! It has been tough for all of us to be closed for the past month, and we are looking forward to seeing you soon! As of today, Monday, 4/27/2020, we are back to full-service infertility and reproductive endocrinology care. Please call our office for follow up care, diagnostic studies, and fertility treatments.
As we have worked together with you, local and national authorities, we have been able to “flatten the curve” enough so that there are sufficient COVID-19 testing and personal protective equipment for health care workers such that it is unlikely that COVID-19 will spread with the same degree of uncertainty as before this point, and so national and local authorities have given us the go-ahead to resume patient care.
Nevertheless, we will continue to practice the following precautions to ensure that your care is as safe as possible:
Screening all staff and visitors to our office for risk of COVID-19
Continue new patient visits and follow up visits by telehealth
Personal protective equipment will be worn by providers and staff during your visit, and we encourage all patients and visitors to our office to wear a mask during their visit, which they can bring from home or we can provide
Regular disinfection of surfaces in the office that our patients come in contact with
Access to hand sanitizer and frequent hand-washing for all visitors and staff
Continue to encourage patients to come to office by themselves when possible, and only one adult to accompany when necessary
A letter to our patients
At Conceptions Fertility Center, we are monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak very closely to make sure we provide the best care for our patients. In compliance with the State Public Health Order effective March 25, 2020 , Conceptions Fertility Center will be making the following changes to the care of our patients. The changes will be in effect until April 25, 2020 unless otherwise directed.
- We will be suspending initiation of new treatment cycles, including ovulation induction, intrauterine inseminations (IUIs), in vitro fertilization (IVF) (i.e. starting gonadotropins) including retrievals and frozen embryo transfers, as well as non-urgent gamete cryopreservation.
- We will be contacting each patient scheduled for an embryo transfer to discuss whether to move forward with the transfer as planned or whether to cancel.
- We will continue to care for patients who are currently “in-cycle” or who require urgent stimulation and cryopreservation.
- We will suspend elective surgeries and non-urgent diagnostic procedures.
- We will minimize in-person interactions and increase utilization of Telehealth.
Note: This guidance will be revisited periodically as the pandemic evolves, but no later than April 25, 2020, with the aim of resuming usual patient care as soon and as safely as possible.
Please contact our office with any questions about how this applies to your care. We are deeply committed to the health and safety of each of our patients, as we are all in this together.
As a reminder, you can protect yourself from COVID-19 the same way you protect yourself from other viruses with a few basic practices:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Make sure you are cleaning between your fingers and under your nails.
- Avoid shaking hands, especially with those who appear to be ill.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
- Disinfect shared surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick.