RMG COVID-19 Updates
March 25, 2020 11:40AM EST
Current Patients – Please sign up as soon as you can, if you are not currently on our portal. This is how we will be communicating throughout the pandemic and will make continuing your care as seamless as possible!
March 24, 2020 11:18AM EST
We encourage all current and potential patients to review the latest information from SART regarding fertility and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
March 23, 2020 1:15PM EST
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, however the State of Florida issued an executive order that requires all physicians’ offices and surgical centers to stop performing elective (non-emergency/non-urgent) procedures and surgeries due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. ASRM (The American Society of Reproductive Medicine) published similar guidelines last week.
Our commitment and care for our patients is consistent, despite the need to postpone and cancel many of our in-office appointments and surgical procedures.
How we are supporting our patients through this time:
- Our physicians will offer telehealth appointments for new patients and follow-up appointments. To schedule a telehealth appointment please call us at 813-914-7304.
- Our physicians will continue to connect with our patients, via online interactive webinars. They will provide updates, fertility education, and answer questions. Our goal is to have our patients as prepared and healthy as possible upon our return to normal schedules, and also to give support and guidance during these uncertain times. Free sign up for RMG’s educational live webinars with physicians are available below.
- Our staff will be notifying and updating our current and future patients who are postponed as soon as we have information on return dates.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 813-914-7304 and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
5 Things You Need To Know About Treatment at RMG During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
First of all, we at RMG would like to express that our deepest concern is the safety and well-being of our patients. We are taking steps to create the safest environment possible.
Our deepest sympathies are with those who are affected by this virus and their families.
As this is a novel virus, new information continues to become available. We are monitoring this situation constantly and following the guidance of leading health organizations.
1. What do I do if I am sick or at risk of exposure, but have an appointment?
If you are experiencing the following symptoms or have the following risk factors for contracting COVID-19, please call our front desk at 813-914-7304 prior to arrival.
- Feeling as if you have a cold or flu
- Fever (temperature over 100) or feel feverish (chills and sweats)
- Recently exposed to someone with COVID-19
- Recently (last 28 days) traveled internationally or on a cruise
If you have concerns that you are infected or exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and need more information, the CDC has information that can help you. Please visit the CDC website by clicking the button below for the most up to date information.
If you feel that you may be sick with the coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact your primary care physician.
The Reproductive Medicine Group supports and follows the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines when dealing with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic.
2. How will the coronavirus (COVID-19) affect my fertility treatment at RMG?
The ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) reports that the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancies and fertility is unknown at this time.
It may be best for women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 to avoid pregnancy, however we have no data that shows it will have a negative impact on your future fertility treatments.
When to avoid pregnancy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic per the ASRM:
You are at high risk of having or contracting COVID-19 (fever and/or dry cough, shortness of breath along with the exposure to a person with confirmed COVID-19 or personally having a positive COVID-19 test result. These patients, even those who plan to use egg donors, donor sperm, or surrogacy, should avoid pregnancy at this time.
3. How will patient care at RMG be impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
At RMG, our staff and clinical team are trained to care for our patients while taking measures to limit transmission. This includes:
- Promoting frequent hand washing and hand hygiene
- Frequent disinfection techniques
- Additional screening measures
- Appointment and schedule modifications
- Telehealth & telephone appointments when possible
- In person classes moving to digital
Appointments and scheduling will be subject to our local health conditions and the recommendations of government health agencies. You will be contacted by a member of our team if a need arises to cancel appointments, consultations, or surgeries due to concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)
4. What are the risks to pregnant women regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
For up to date information from the CDC regarding COV-19 and pregnancy, please follow the link below.
5. How will I find out if changes are made to RMG clinic hours or services?
RMG will notify patients and potential patients via:
- Patient portal
- Social Media
- Phone (if currently scheduled and a change must be made)
The best thing you can do as a current patient is to be aware of the patient portal. Please call us if you have any additional questions at 813-914-7304.