We Are Resuming All Treatment Services

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.

Information for Our Patients (5/11/2020)

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (6/11/2020)

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:

1. Illinois Department of Health (IDEPH)

2. Center for Disease Control/Public Health (CDC)

3. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

4. American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)/SART

5. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)

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: 20 Affirmations to Power a Positive Outlook During COVID-19 (FCI)

BLOG: Information for our Patients (updated 4/6/2020) (FCI)

BLOG: One-Minute Technique to Boost Happiness + Lower Stress (FCI)