Clearwater 727-796-7705 & Tampa 813-933-9166

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TREATMENT AT FLORIDA FERTILITY INSTITUTE DURING THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC

 

The safety and health of our staff and patients is our top priority. As we continue to monitor the developments of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reassure you of the steps we are taking.

We are actively following the guidelines and recommendations as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the local U.S. health authorities.

What should I do if I am sick or suspect I have been exposed, but have an appointment?

If you have the following symptoms or have the following risk factors for contracting COVID-19, please call our office at 727-796-7705 prior to arriving:

  • Feel as though you have a cold or flu
  • Fever (temperature over 100) or feel feverish (chills and sweats)
  • Recently exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Recently (last 28 days) traveled internationally or on a cruise

If you have concerns that you are infected or exposed to COVID-19 and need more information, the CDC has information that can help.  Please visit the CDC website by clicking the link below for the most up to date information.

If you feel that you may be sick with the COVID-19, please contact your primary care physician.

The Latest CDC Updates for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How may the coronavirus (COVID-19) affect my fertility treatment at Florida Fertility Institute?

The ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) reports that the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancies and fertility is unknown at this time. It may be best for women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 to avoid pregnancy, however we have no data that shows it will have a negative impact on your future fertility treatments. 

However, if you are at high risk of having or contracting COVID-19, you should avoid pregnancy at this time, even those who plan to use egg donors, donor sperm or surrogacy.

How will patient care at Florida Fertility Institute be impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Our staff and clinical team are prepared to care for our patients while limiting potential transmission.  This includes:

  • Promoting frequent hand washing and hand hygiene
  • Screening measures
  • Frequent disinfections of areas of high touch
  • Appointment and schedule modifications
  • Telehealth & telephone appointments when appropriate
  • In person training moving to digital

Appointments and scheduling will be subject to local health conditions and the recommendations of government health agencies.  You will be contacted by a member of our team if a need arises to cancel appointments, consultations, or surgeries due to concerns regarding COVID-19.

What are the risks to pregnant women regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

For up to date information from the CDC regarding COV-19 and pregnancy, please follow the link below.

The Latest CDC Updates for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding FAQ’s

How will I find out if changes are made to Florida Fertility Institute’s hours or services?

We will notify patients and future patients via:

  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Phone (if currently scheduled and a change must be made)

 

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