Your RADfertility SafeJourney Plan
Our highest priority at RADfertility is the safety of our patients, and we have carefully developed protocols to assure high quality and protective care during the pandemic.
Last Updated April 24, 2023
Here are our current Covid-19 testing protocols and partner visit policies:
Effective April 24, 2023, face masks are now optional at RADfertility offices. We encourage everyone to continue monitoring their own health and to make the best decision for their personal comfort and safety. If you prefer to continue wearing a mask, please feel free to do so. We are committed to maintaining a supportive and safe environment for everyone.
Effective October 3, 2022, RADfertility will allow one adult support person to accompany a patient for all appointments regardless of vaccination status. For egg retrieval procedures, the support person will not be permitted in the pre-operative holding or operating room area but may wait in our 3rd floor lobby.
As a courtesy to your fellow infertility warriors, we do not allow children in our offices for appointments.
Covid-19 Vaccine Update
RADfertility is following ACOG, ASRM and SMFM guidelines regarding the Covid-19 vaccine and patient care. Patients with questions should reach out to discuss their personal situation if needed.
CDC Covid-19 Vaccine Information For People Planning for Pregnancy – Updated July 14, 2022
ACOG COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Obstetric–Gynecologic Care – Updated September 20, 2022
ASRM Update 20 – Reproductive Facts Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination – Issued on April 20, 2022
RADfertility’s SafeJourney Plan Follows Guidance for Patient Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic Set Forth by the CDC and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM):
- Extensive sanitizing of exam rooms and equipment before patient hours, between patient visits, and after patient visits are finished each day
- For our gentlemen patients: a popular semen analysis testing and short-term cryopreservation option without needing to making a trip to our offices. Click here to order or register your RADdad at-home sperm collection kit.
- RADfertility’s physicians and clinician providers will continue their active and convenient telemedicine consultations, and look forward to speaking to you
Fertility Treatment & Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
1. What social distancing measures are being taken to minimize possible exposure to Covid-19?
- Telemedicine will be utilized for most consults and teaching appointments.
- Only essential appointments will occur within the office building.
2. Am I at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 during fertility treatment?
There is no evidence that fertility treatments including diagnostic testing, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, cycle monitoring, intrauterine insemination (IUI), egg retrieval and/or embryo transfer (IVF) etc. are affected by Covid-19. However, given the nature of fertility assessment/treatments which necessitate multiple office visits, even with widespread testing and risk mitigation strategies, there is no guarantee that you will not be exposed to the virus. You should discuss your individual risks with your healthcare provider.
3. What happens if I suspect I have Covid-19, and I'm in the process of fertility treatment?
If you suspect you’re sick with Covid-19, seek medical care immediately. Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms. Avoid contact with others and contact RADfertility with your condition as soon as possible.
4. Can I proceed with fertility treatment if I meet diagnostic criteria for Covid-19?
If a patient is symptomatic, they will need to obtain a PCR test and give us the results before presenting to the office.
5. What are the risks of contracting Covid-19 prior or during pregnancy?
According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 during pregnancy are more likely to experience complications that can affect their pregnancy and developing baby compared to people without COVID-19 during pregnancy. For example, COVID-19 during pregnancy increases the risk of delivering a preterm (earlier than 37 weeks) or stillborn infant. People with COVID-19 during pregnancy may also be more likely to have other pregnancy complications.
See the latest data on birth and infant outcomes among pregnant women with COVID-19.
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We have carefully developed protocols to assure high quality and protective care during the pandemic.
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"I feel so lucky to have found RADfertility. I tried two other clinics before I expanded my search and found RADfertility. I drive an hour each way to go to them but I don’t regret a thing. They are so caring and so professional. Every time I message them they respond quickly. Every time I see them they have a friendly smile and warm welcome. They explain everything so well and I never feel lost in the process as I did elsewhere. They also took the time to figure out what was wrong. Other clinics threw up their hands, said 'I don’t know' and pushed me to try IVF."
"Dr. Feinberg and the entire staff at RADfertility are absolutely amazing. The receptionists, coordinators, nurses, and lab staff are compassionate, caring, and straight forward. I’ve had a 12-year infertility journey and I’ve tried other clinics but RADfertility was the only one I felt at ease with. They answered any questions that I had and were there any time I needed them. My coordinator, Amy, was the absolute best and always had my back. Dr. Feinberg’s dedication to his patients is incredible. You are not just a number there, you are a person with individualized needs and care."
"The RADfertility team gives you so much emotional support and positivity that it adds to your strength and keeps you focused on the end goal - a healthy and happy baby."
"My journey with RADfertility and Dr. McGuirk started when my husband and I were trying to conceive and were having difficulty. We went to RADfertility, where we met Dr. McGuirk. I always say she changed my life and 'fixed' me. Dr. McGuirk is always learning more about endometriosis and how to help her patients. She’s brilliant and truly cares for you! I’m eternally grateful to her and everyone at RADfertility for their unwavering support, love, and care."
"Every step of our journey was tailored to us. We were treated so respectfully. Every detail was clearly explained and we felt so comfortable. Rhonda Wright was a Godsend and inspiring. I highly recommend this place! I cried when my weekly appointments were done and I 'graduated.'"
"The staff and doctors are amazing. It will feel like home every time you walk in the door. They gifted us with our miracle baby and we couldn’t be happier. I will always recommend RADfertility above all others!"
"RADfertility's staff has heart and provided me with exceptional health care. I knew I was in good hands and felt like we were in this together. The doctors and nursing staff always answered all of my questions and provided thorough information about all of my options. I am so fortunate and appreciative of the care that I received at RADfertility. They go above and beyond."
"I cannot begin to explain how wonderful RADfertility is. We were frustrated with trying to start a family and it not working for us. The entire team of doctors and nurses made us feel comfortable and hopeful that we would be parents. We experienced so many ups and downs but we never felt like we were on our IVF journey alone, we had our RADfertility team every step of the way. If you're looking for a supportive team on the IVF journey, look no further. RADfertility is the absolute best."
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"Dr. Schillings always kept us informed and never gave up on us. She always explained our options and risks with each procedure. She called us personally when there were any issues or sensitive subjects to cover. Dr. Schillings was the first doctor that had answers for us and wanted to help us have our miracle baby!"
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