April 29, 2020
All of us at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine hope this finds you and your family well during this difficult and uncertain time. We are here for you and we want to help. We remain dedicated to providing you with world-class reproductive care. Your family-building dreams do not have to wait any longer.
Fertility care is essential. We are excited to resume your fertility treatment in the coming weeks in the safest way possible, including ovulation induction (clomiphene citrate, letrozole or injectable medications), intrauterine inseminations (IUIs), in vitro fertilization (IVF) including egg retrievals, as well as fresh and frozen embryo transfers. Please contact your physician’s office to develop an individualized plan for continuing your treatment.
We are optimistic that the tide is turning against COVID-19, and we are aware that certain risks still exist. Below are some of the important precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff:
- We will continue to offer telehealth appointments when appropriate, including for new patient consultations and treatment planning
- In all situations, we will do our best to limit your in-person office visits
- We are actively monitoring patients and staff for COVID-19 exposures and symptoms. As part of this effort, we will be screening all patients prior to entry into our offices, including temperature monitoring and completion of a brief questionnaire
- We will be testing patients for COVID-19 prior to undergoing egg retrieval
- Please continue to practice social distancing and wear a mask or face covering when coming in for your appointment(s)
- We continue to offer mental health support options with our team of reproductive psychologists
- Please come alone to morning monitoring, as well as intrauterine inseminations, embryo transfers, and pregnancy ultrasounds
- We have adjusted morning monitoring to enhance social distancing, including extended hours and scheduling all monitoring appointments
- We are taking extra cleaning precautions in all patient care areas between visits and using appropriate personal protective equipment
- Patients who have potential symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, lacking sense of smell or taste) or have had known or potential exposure to someone with COVID-19 should NOT come to the office, call your primary care physician, and contact us for next steps