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Ottawa Fertility Centre

Offering compassionate care, understanding, and hope on your journey.

OFC News

Ottawa Fertility Centre

Offering compassionate care, understanding, and hope your journey.

OFC & COVID-19 News

While general public masking rules have changed, the OFC is a healthcare setting and we will continue to require our patients and staff to wear a mask at all times when inside the OFC. We will communicate publicly when this rule will change.

We continue to take Day 1 calls for IUI treatments. Please be advised there is a weekly cap in place for safety purposes.


As the community is beginning to open up with less restrictions, we too will begin to ease our COVID restrictions. We will do so gradually in order to keep you safe:

1. We are currently allowing partners/support persons into the following appointments:

  • Pregnancy (OB) ultrasounds
  • Embryo transfer (ET/FET) procedures
  • Egg retrieval procedures
  • Insemination (IUI) procedures

2. Should anyone develop symptoms, be instructed to isolate or be COVID positive during a treatment cycle, your cycle will be cancelled. Knowing this increased risk of cancellation before starting any treatment cycle is important.

Your OFC Team

Ottawa Fertility Centre's COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy Statement

OFC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination for fertility patients

The physicians at the Ottawa Fertility Centre recommend that individuals who are pregnant or who are trying to achieve pregnancy should receive the COVID-19 vaccination. If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations, please speak with your physician (special considerations may apply for dosages scheduled within 2-3 days of a fertility treatment procedure).

This is supported by guidelines from the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada:

https://cfas.ca/_Library/SOGC_Statement_/CFAS_COVID-19_Vaccine_Build_Final_April2021_Final_EN.pdf

https://www.sogc.org/common/Uploaded%20files/Latest%20News/SOGC_Statement_COVID-19_Vaccination_in_Pregnancy.pdf

Pregnancy is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease. Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 are at greater risk of pregnancy complications, significantly greater risk of requiring admission to the ICU, and at greater risk of death from COVID-19.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/this-is-unprecedented-covid-19-is-putting-record-numbers-of-pregnant-women-in-intensive-care-units

 

  • Due to COVID-19 all appointments will be strictly enforced to ensure we can provide distancing to all patients and accommodate as many patients in a day as we can.
  • Due to COVID-19 we are not able to accommodate patients on a walk-in basis. If you need to meet with a physician’s assistant, please call the office and book an appointment.

 

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Ottawa Fertility Centre

100-955 Green Valley Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 3V4

Clinic Hours

Medical Offices
(offsite, completed virtually)
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fertility Clinic
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Weekends and Holidays by Appointment

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