In light of the increasing global COVID-19 challenges and aligned with recent direction from the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), we regret to inform you that the Ottawa Fertility Centre (OFC) must temporarily suspend all non-essential services to our patients effective today, including both our blood lab and ultrasound departments.
All patients with upcoming appointments will be contacted by our staff to communicate your personal care plan over the upcoming weeks. We will also be in touch to reschedule any cancelled appointments when we are able to safely re-open and re-establish normal OFC operations. We are able to offer some appointments with OFC physicians through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or phone calls, and if applicable, this option will be offered to you.
If you have any immediate medical emergencies related to your fertility care please call 613-722-7000 and ask to speak to the IVF physician on-call, or present yourself to your nearest hospital emergency department. If you have questions or concerns about your ongoing fertility treatment you can call us at 613-686-3378 ext 617 to discuss it with one of our nurses. General questions can be directed by email to email@example.com or by phone at 613-686-3378 ext 200. Please also visit our website for ongoing updates regarding our operational pause.
We recognize that this temporary interruption of services decision may pose its own challenges, but the health and safety of our patients and staff is our utmost priority. At this time, temporarily shutting down OFC operations is our safest course of action to safeguard everyone’s health. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as this public health situation is resolved.
Please note: Dr. Gervaize will be available for online / telephone appointments during the time we are closed, you may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our vision is to be an innovative centre in fertility care and assisted reproductive medicine to help build families. Operating since the late 1980s, we have a longstanding history of providing reproductive expertise in the nation’s capital. At the OFC, our team of reproductive specialists helps you to achieve your family goals by providing compassionate care combined with the latest reproductive health care technology. We work to make all dreams of having children come true, whether you are starting or expanding your family.
Our mission is to support you through your journey by giving you the answers you need and offering you the compassionate, patient-centric reproductive care you deserve. We are committed to industry-leading research by continuing to be a learning centre for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and providing a strong infrastructure of evidence-based medicine and exceptional training through the University of Ottawa Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program. We are dedicated to assisting patients in their goal of creating families by supporting their care through every step of the journey.
The Ottawa Fertility Centre is built on respect, inclusion, integrity, knowledge, expertise, and teamwork to bring our patients the exceptional level of reproductive care they deserve. We value our patient relationships, which is why we always prioritize the physical and emotional health and safety of our patients and staff. We offer the highest standards of transparency and honesty, clinically and ethically from our team, at every stage of your care. We are committed to continuous quality improvement and innovation, as well as evidence-based medicine and the health of children born as a result of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. These commitments to patient-centric care and ongoing innovation allow us to help our patients achieve their dreams of building a family.