Getting Back to Business

As the Coronavirus threat loosens its strangle-hold here in New York City, we at Sher Fertility Institute New York, are eager and ready to return to actively pursuing our patients’ fertility goals.  While getting back to work is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, doing so safely is of the utmost importance as our patients pursue their goals of family.  It is with these considerations in mind that we begin to plan our reopening for the week of April 27th on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only, and then the following week of May 4th on a regular, full-time schedule.

To minimize the risk of virus exposure, we will be applying the following procedures:

  • Patients will need to come to their appointments alone; no unessential patient accompaniment will be allowed
  • All patients must wear a mask as they enter the building and must keep it on at all times
  • Patient temperatures will be taken upon entry and if it registers at 100.4°F or higher the patient must go home
  • Symptomatic patients or patients with significant exposure to people with symptoms, suggesting COVID-19, must call to inform us; DO NOT COME IN until you receive a negative COVID-19 test result or two weeks after symptoms have ended.
    • Symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, and loss of sense of taste and smell
  • Patients must sign a COVID-19 waiver, which is a “Consent to Treat”

Please adhere to the following guidelines when calling to schedule appointments for treatment:

For IVF Treatment

Patients can start on or after Monday, April 27, 2020, without delay.

  • Patients should call on day 1 of their period to schedule a visit to get started
    • Most patients will start their protocols on day 2 or 3 of their period
    • Those who have protocols starting on day 21 can call to schedule a visit for the first day 21 that occurs after April 27, 2020
  • We encourage anyone who has not yet had a financial review consultation, followed by nursing coordination, to please call and schedule both as soon as possible

For FET Treatment

Patients can start on or after Friday, May 15, 2020.

  • If a patient’s period starts before this date, they will need to be placed on a progesterone pill, Aygestin, to hold their period in place until May 15, 2020 (it will have no effect whatsoever on the success of the cycle)
  • If a patient’s period starts after this date, they will just need to call the office to schedule an appointment for day 2, 3, or 4 of the cycle to get started

For IUI Treatments

Patients can start on or after Friday, May 18, 2020.

  • If a patient’s period starts before this date, they will need to be placed on a progesterone pill, Aygestin, to hold their period in place until May 18, 2020 (it will have no effect whatsoever on the success of the cycle)
  • If a patient’s period starts after this date, they will just need to call the office to schedule an appointment for day 2, 3, or 4 of the cycle to get started