At the Valley Hospital Fertility Center, your health is our top priority, and we remain committed to providing you with the highest-quality care.

Visit Guidelines

To protect the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you let us know in advance if you:

  • Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have had a recent exposure to someone with COVID-19

In such cases we can offer options for your care, which include being offered a virtual visit, rescheduling your appointment to a safer time, or continuing with your in-office visit with our vaccinated staff taking appropriate precautions

We are also taking the following steps to ensure you have a Safe Visit:

When visiting our offices:

  • We ask patients to come to their appointments unaccompanied.
  • All patients and staff must wear a mask or cloth face-covering, regardless of vaccination status. Patients must wear a mask even when waiting in the exam room. 
    • Face covering must fully cover mouth and nose and include ear loops or ties to ensure a secure fit.
  • Patients are strongly encouraged to be up to date with vaccination for COVID-19 (including a booster, if eligible).
    • To schedule a vaccine appointment, click here or call 1-800 VALLEY 1.
    • If vaccinated, please be prepared to show vaccine card or Docket app/Excelsior pass/NYC COVID Safe, so we can update your medical record, AND proof of ID.

Screening

  • In accordance with state & local guidelines, all patients will be screened for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19 prior to the office visit and upon arrival to the office.
  • Based on your symptoms and exposure, our providers will make a clinical judgment and allow you to choose how you would like to receive care. We ask patients to let us know if they have:
    • Symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, or persistent symptoms and a negative COVID test
    • Recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
      • If up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, patients should be tested for COVID on day 5 following exposure. If COVID-19 test is negative, no precautions are necessary for an in-office visit.
    • Recently tested positive for COVID-19 (with or without symptoms)
    • Or, are waiting for a result from a COVID-19 test

Additional Safety Measures

  • All offices remain configured to meet social distancing guidelines and ensure patients can remain at least six feet from each other, including up to 50% capacity in waiting rooms.
  • Scheduled appointments will continue to be staggered to limit patient arrivals and departures as appropriate.
  • We are continuously cleaning common areas, exam rooms and high-touch surfaces.