To our valued patients,
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis. This unprecedented situation is presenting challenges across the country and the world. The Nashville Fertility Center physicians continue to monitor the pandemic and ensure that we are following all guidelines/recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and all local, state and federal health agencies. We want our patients to know that their health, well-being and fertility goals are of the utmost importance to us.
While the pandemic is affecting our typical operations, we remain available to our patients. We will continue to see some patients in the office when it is deemed clinically necessary. We want you to know that we are taking great care to ensure the safety of our patients and staff by following appropriate protocols and frequently sanitizing our clinic.
Please note the following adjustments:
- We will offer both telemedicine visits and in-office visits for our new and established patients.
- With the release of the most recent recommendations from ASRM, we are resuming cycle starts, including stimulation for IUI and IVF (egg retrievals and fresh/frozen embryo transfers). The NFC physicians are working with our nursing staff to ensure all patients awaiting treatment are able to begin in a timely manner. Patients always have the option to delay treatment if they wish.
- For those who require in-office visits, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell/taste), flu-like symptoms, were diagnosed with coronavirus, recently traveled to a high-risk area, or had direct exposure to someone who was diagnosed with coronavirus, please call our office before your appointment to discuss your treatment options.
- We request that patients coming into the office come alone.
- The community poses a significant risk to all of us as transmission rates are so incredibly high. Given this, we recommend masking during all in-office visits. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients.
- In accordance with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine recommendations, Nashville Fertility Center doctors are recommending and encouraging vaccination against COVID-19 for all patients trying to conceive or currently pregnant.
As there are new developments, we plan to update you on the latest findings, best practices, and research to help you protect our staff, our patients, and your families. We remain ready and available to answer any of your questions, COVID-related or not. Please know we care deeply about our patients and are looking forward to returning to a more normal state of affairs.
The Staff at Nashville Fertility Center