Covid-19: Updates to our office policies due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns.

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December 15, 2020

In accordance with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), we strongly encourage patients who have the opportunity to be vaccinated to do so prior to becoming pregnant. The currently available Covid-19 vaccine is administered as 2 doses 3-4 weeks apart. A fertility treatment cycle can be initiated as soon as the second dose is given or anytime thereafter. Studies regarding the safety of the vaccine in pregnancy are ongoing, and we expect to have more information in the coming months. Other similar vaccines have been shown to be safe when given in pregnancy.

Patients who choose or decline vaccination will be supported in their decision. Regardless of a decision to receive or not receive the vaccine, these conversations provide an opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of other prevention measures such as hand washing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask.

Please call us with any questions!

From: September 23, 2020

Utah Fertility Center has re-evaluated our policies in response to the ongoing pandemic. We have reviewed updated recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. We are continuously monitoring data and requirements from our state and local officials and all local regulations. We are also weighing our duty to our patients in these trying times.

We will continue the utilization of telehealth procedures wherever possible, and all new patient or follow-up appointments will be conducted remotely.
We are able to offer diagnostic testing and initiation of treatment cycles

We will revisit this guidance periodically and update important information.
If you are coming to the office, please note the CDC/Utah DOH recommended procedures we are following in order to help keep you safe:

-Washing our hands often
-Sanitizing frequently
-Children under 18 are NOT permitted to enter the office.  Please make arrangements to leave children safely at home
-Requiring facemasks to be worn at all appoinments by staff, patients and allowed support (see support companion on next line)
-A healthy adult support companion may accompany the patient to ONLY the following appointments: obstetric ultrasounds, egg retrievals, embryo transfers and surgery
-Patients are being asked to check-in and wait in their cars
-All individuals will be checked for possible exposure to Covid-19. If you are ill, have had recent exposure or have Covid symptoms, please let us know. We may need to reschedule your appointments in accordance with current CDC guidelines but will work with you on an individual basis, based on your circumstances.

These practices and our business decisions are informed by guidance from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the CDC and the Utah Department of Health.  This is a rapidly evolving situation; we are monitoring closely and will re-evaluate our policies and guidance as the situation demands.  For more information regarding COVID-19:

https://health.utah.gov/coronavirus/latest-information

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html