All Testing and Treatments are suspended
On March 31st, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued Update #1 of the PATIENT MANAGEMENT AND CLINICAL RECOMMENDATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
There were no changes to the initial guidelines released 2 weeks before. Update #1 appears to cover the next two weeks until April 13, 2020
The Original Guidelines were as follows:
1. Suspend initiation of new treatment cycles, including ovulation induction, intrauterine inseminations IUI, in vitro fertilization IVF including retrievals and frozen embryo transfers FET
2. Strongly consider cancellation of all embryo transfers whether fresh or frozen.
3. Continue to care for patients who are currently “in-cycle” or who require urgent stimulation and cryopreservation.
4. Suspend elective surgeries and non-urgent diagnostic procedures.
5. Minimize in-person interactions and increase utilization of telehealth.
As of March 31, we have no treatments in progress and will not be starting new treatments until further notice
We apologize for the inconvenience and heartache we know these decisions will cause.
We will continue to have staff available to answer questions by phone and will be doing consultations by phone or video.
Please check back here periodically for updates. Thank you
Patients who are pregnant and experiencing problems or complications (like vaginal bleeding) should still call our office to determine if evaluation (blood testing, ultrasound) is necessary.
Urgent or emergent procedures and surgeries are still being performed.
To avoid the need for coming into our offices, all consultations will be done via phone or video consultation. This policy will be in effect until further notice.
Potentially sick or exposed patients
This applies to any patients or family members who have
— Cough / Short of breath
— Flu -like Symptoms
— Have had contact with a person diagnosed with Covid-19
— Have been put on isolation or quarantine
If you meet any of the above criteria: Do NOT come to the office. Please contact us before coming in for instructions!
Instructions if you are coming to the office
Upon arrival in the office, use the bathroom on the first floor to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
You may notice that our waiting rooms look a little crazy right now. We have done our best to spread out the seating. On more crowded days, patients may be asked to wait in individual rooms around the office.
Thank you for your cooperation
IVF1 / Naperville Fertility Center
This policy was updated March 31, 2020