We Are Resuming All Treatment Services
Updated Monday, May 11, 2020
The physicians are incredibly excited to resume all treatments including IUI, IVF, egg freezing, donor egg IVF, gestational carrier cycles, and frozen embryo transfer for patients! Due to safety reasons, some patients with serious underlying medical conditions at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 may not be allowed to pursue treatment at this time.
Even though treatment is available, we appreciate there are many factors that determine if a patient desires to pursue treatment at this time. We strongly encourage all patients to contact your health care team to schedule a Zoom consultation with your physician to address likely questions this will raise for you, and/or your partner (if applicable), as you decide how to best proceed.
Clinic Location Information
Updated Friday, April 17, 2020
As of Friday, April 17, 2020, Fertility Centers of Illinois will be offering diagnostic services at our consolidated locations listed below. These locations with core staff and scheduled doctors to match patient care volumes will now offer patients blood work, semen analysis, transvaginal ultrasound, and saline ultrasound testing. We believe, like many other medical practices, that this type of testing can be done while continuing to follow all guidelines on social distancing. Complete details are available in the letter below.
The offices currently open and the rotating teams at each of these locations are outlined below. Please visit our locations page for details on location hours.
- River North will include rotating teams for Drs. Rapisarda, Marut, Hirshfeld-Cytron, Sipe, and Kaplan.
- Glenview will include rotating teams for Drs. Rapisarda, Nani, Rodgers, and Jacobs.
- Hinsdale will include rotating teams for Drs. Uhler, Sipe, Hobeika, and Ahmad.
Thank you all for your support and patience as we navigate these difficult times.
Message From Our Staff
Updated Friday, March 20, 2020
At FCI, we care about your health and the health of our employees. For your safety and theirs, we have as many of them working remotely as possible. This will not limit their ability to manage your questions or concerns. To ensure that our teams are able to communicate with you, we encourage you to sign up for the portal if you have not already done so. We will be communicating with our patients strictly through our patient portals.
If you have any concerns accessing your Patient Portal, please call us at 877-324-4438.
COVID-19 & Fertility – Frequently Asked Questions
Updated May 15, 2020
Please be assured that the physicians of FCI are staying updated on the latest public and healthcare guidelines. We are closely following the recommendations of 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) and following their guidance.
Information regarding COVID-19 changes rapidly. We believe that the simplest way to digest this information is through frequently asked questions (FAQs). Our team will continue to monitor information provided by our national, regional, and local health and safety resources, and update these FAQs as appropriate.
Where should I go for additional information?
If you have any additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to your care team. You can also find more information online at these trusted resources:
Additional Reading and Watching
WEBINAR (3/31): Fertility Fitness During the COVID-19 Crisis (Pulling Down the Moon)
WEBINAR (4/2): Maximizing Fertility with TCM (Pulling Down the Moon w/Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron)
WEBINAR (4/14): For Patients: Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic (ASRM)
ARTICLE: FAQs for Patients Related to COVID-19 (ASRM)
ARTICLE: COVID-19: Questions Your Patients May Have (ASRM)
ARTICLE: COVID-19 VIRUS: Lessons from the Toilet Paper Rush of 2020 (Thrive Global)
ARTICLE: COVID-19: Ways to Care for Yourself (ASRM)
ARTICLE: No, Your Quarantine Baby Boom Jokes Aren’t Funny (She Knows)
BLOG: Information for our Patients (updated 4/6/2020) (FCI)