To our valued patients,
We understand that this is a stressful time, and that putting your family building dreams on hold is devastating. We remain committed to the fact that reproductive health care is an essential service and believe strongly that your fertility care is time sensitive. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) is NOT recommending that women avoid pregnancy during this pandemic. The risk of acquiring COVID-19 during pregnancy (to mother and or baby) is not known and will not be known for some time. While preliminary data on COVID-19 in pregnancy are reassuring, they are very limited.
We have been planning and organizing to safely resume In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles on May 4th. Please call if you would like to proceed with treatment.
Please be mindful that we are taking all steps necessary to maintain social distancing and to keep everyone safe and healthy. Namely, we will be offering telehealth to all new and returning patients requiring consultation. We will be utilizing both the St. Paul and Minneapolis CRM offices to further space patient visits; we will ask you to come alone to appointments; you will be asked questions about your health before your appointment and at the time of check-in; you may need to wait in your car for your appointment; please maintain 6 feet from others while in the clinic; and wear a cloth or surgical mask.
We look forward to having you back!
CRM Continues Telehealth Services
As part of our continued commitment to helping people build families, the Center for Reproductive Medicine is now offering telehealth services. This is an exciting new way for us to expand our reach beyond our physical office locations.
New patients can discuss their fertility journey and treatment options with a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist by phone. This allows us to maintain our commitment to helping people build families while doing our part to flatten the curve of infection.
Patients Who Meet The Following Criteria Are Asked To Delay Appointments
Please keep in mind, if you have symptoms associated with the coronavirus: do not come to the clinic, cancel your appointment and contact your primary care provider.
- Recent fever (greater than 100.4 F), cough or shortness of breath
- Travel outside of the United States within the last 14 days to a country with widespread, ongoing transmission (Level 3 Travel Health Notice). These countries are continually updated and available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
- Direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person
- Positive COVID-19 status
Prevention and Treatment
We are taking steps to further protect the safety of our patients and staff by:
- Screening all patients for symptoms and potential exposure prior to entry and at check-in
- Increasing disinfectant procedures between patient appointments
- Spacing out appointment times to allow for social distancing
- Moving to telehealth for all new and returning patients
- Utilizing both the St. Paul and Minneapolis CRM offices to further space patient visit
- Asking patients to come alone to appointment
- Patients may need to wait in cars for appointments
- Asking patients and staff to maintain 6 feet from others while in the clinic
- Universal masking – all staff and patients are asked to wear a cloth or surgical mask.
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath – or believe you may have been exposed, we ask that you please remain home, call your primary care provider, and reschedule your appointment with us. You can reach us by calling 612-863-5390.