During this unprecedented time, our team would like to thank you for the overwhelming outpouring of support that you’ve shared. We recognize the tremendous trust you have placed in our entire team as your partners in your fertility journeys, and we take this responsibility very seriously.
As we have continued to closely monitor the evolving Coronavirus developments and evaluate our responsibility to our patients, staff, and global community, at this time, we will temporarily pause starting any new IVF or egg freezing cycles for patients. We are also temporarily ceasing all IUIs and fresh embryo transfers. We will continue to conduct new patient consults and follow up visits by telehealth.
We know that for many of our patients, treatment is time sensitive, and we are actively working with other leading fertility centers and community groups to develop new guidelines and recommendations that best serve the interests of our patients and our larger health system. We remain dedicated to our staff – your care teams will continue to be available to you via phone and email, so that when we resume initiation of treatments, we can move as quickly and expeditiously as you choose, and the level of support from your team at Genesis will remain the same.
Please know that the decision to pause starting new treatment cycles is based solely on what we feel is our social responsibility to limit the transmission of Coronavirus and protect our patients, staff, and community – not based on any risk posed by Coronavirus on pregnancy. There is currently no recommendation to avoid or postpone a pregnancy due to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. Pregnant women who do become ill should seek early care since pneumonia may be more severe in pregnant women. Our commitment to you is to keep you apprised as more data become available.
We firmly standby our mission: to advocate for patients and help create families with heart and science. In today’s climate, our collective goals are to keep each other safe, protect our vulnerable populations, show compassion to and support those who are struggling, and remember that we will get through this together.
We’re with you,
Your Team at Genesis