The health and well-being of our patients, our staff and our community is Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego’s highest priority. Our medical director and leadership team are working diligently to stay informed on the emerging scientific developments and evolving guidance from our local, state and national leaders in public health, as well as the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pregnancy and COVID-19: What We Know and What We Do Not Know
Very little is known about COVID-19 related to its effect on pregnant women and infants, and there are currently no recommendations specific to pregnant women regarding the testing or management of COVID-19. Therefore, it makes sense to avoid getting pregnant when the chances of being affected by the virus are high. In light of the recent sudden increase in the number of cases in the United States and in San Diego, we believe it is in our patients’ best interest to delay having an embryo transfer or an intrauterine insemination treatment cycle until the outbreak is under control. This decision will be revisited periodically. In addition, following CDC recommendations, we are making every effort to decrease the foot traffic in our office. This means diagnostic testing will be postponed until further notice.
Things To Consider:
- We intend to remain open and are committed to providing ongoing care with your health and safety in mind. Should you choose to postpone your treatment, please contact your physician or coordinator.
- If you have a fever of 100.4 F or greater, especially if associated with respiratory symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath, please contact your primary care physician and your coordinator. Please do not come into the clinic.
- Strict personal hygiene, especially handwashing, and avoiding potential exposures are the most important measures you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community.
What Is Being Done:
- We are committed to help control the spread of COVID-19 by complying with guidance to maximize social distancing.
- We have telehealth or phone appointments available.
- Our clinical coordinators and financial counselors can provide telehealth, phone, and online communication to you.
- To help us with the efforts of maximizing social distancing, we ask that you please limit those that accompany you to the clinic, especially children.
- Scripps/Ximed Medical Center is now screening all individuals entering the building. The screening includes patients, physicians, staff and vendors.
- Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego has implemented additional measures for disinfecting common areas and has reinforced infection control procedures.
Please know we understand this situation may add worry to an already stressful time. We are available should you need any additional support. As always, if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan, please reach out to us to discuss your individual situation.
For the most current information about COVID-19 and recommendations for keeping yourself and your family healthy, we recommend these resources:
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov
County of San Diego Health and Human Services: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov