Procrea Fertility and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

25th July 2020 – Update Procrea St.Hubert

We would like to inform you that Procrea St.Hubert will not be reopening following the pandemic. We have put everything in place , including transferring your file , to welcome you to our Montreal clinic from now on. You will continue to see the treating physician whom you had consulted as all consultations remain via telephone .

Contact us for more information and we will be happy to discuss it with you by phone or by message .

Looking forward to continuing to help you fulfill your dream of family.


23rd June 2020 – Update Procrea St.Hubert

Reminder : Due to COVID-19 our Procrea St.Hubert clinic is not yet reopen. Please note patients will be taken over at our Montreal clinic in the meantime (consults are by telephone).

Thank you for your understanding ,


12th June 2020 – Update Procrea Montreal

  • Procrea Fertility Clinic of Montreal
    🌈 Good news as of June 15!
    Spouses will be allowed to participate in obstetrical ultrasound consultations starting Monday, June 15, 2020 at Procrea Montreal.

This measure is only valid for spouses and only at the Montreal and Gatineau (already in effect in Gatineau) clinics; for now, we will keep you informed daily of all new measures taken for the other clinics!


11th June 2020 – Update – Procrea Vaughan available services

✔️Consultations with all our specialists will be done virtually
✔️ Ultrasounds
✔️ Diagnostic tests
✔️ Semen analysis
✔️ Cycle monitoring for IVF
✔️ IUI , TIC, IVF cycles (freeze all, fresh embryo transfer, frozen embryo transfer) and all other cycles (non IVF)


June 8th 2020 – Procrea Newmarket reopens on June 10th !

🌈 We are pleased to reopen our Procrea Newmarket clinic on Wednesday June 10th.
In order to protect you and our staff we ask that you arrive alone (no partners or children) and wear a mask. Our staff will also proceed with a questionnaire issued to you via telephone 48 hours prior to your appointment and again at your arrival at the clinic.

At this time we will be offering the following services:
✔️Consultations with all our specialists will be done virtually
✔️ Ultrasounds
✔️ Diagnostic tests
✔️ Semen analysis
✔️ Cycle monitoring for IVF
✔️ IUI and TIC starting week of June 15th

To make an appointment, please contact us at +1 (905) 967-0852 or by form


June 7th 2020 – Procrea Gatineau ONLY – Partners permitted – Obstetrical ultrasounds

After verification with public health it is now permitted to have a partner accompany the pregnant woman during an obstetrical ultrasound at Procrea Gatineau ONLY . This person will be subjected to the same rules and regulations (wearing a mask, social distancing, and answering a questionnaire).

June 3rd 2020 – Update on Procrea Vaughan Calendar


As you may know, we were pleased to reopen the doors of our clinic in Vaughan and resume IVF cycles.


Here are the next two dates to keep in mind :
👉 June 8th, start IVF cycles with freeze all or fresh embryo transfer.
👉 June 15th, start all non-IVF cycles.


May 19th 2020- Reopening of Procrea Vaughan

It’s the turn of the Vaughan clinic to reopen on May 25th!
Here’s how the clinic services will be launched: 

👉 Starting May 25th: diagnostic tests including blood tests, pelvic ultrasound, and sonohysterogram.
👉 Starting June 1: ovarian stimulation for IVF for patients that intend to freeze-all embryos and plan future frozen embryo transfer. Semen analysis and semen freezing.

The rest of the services will follow in the coming weeks, we will keep you informed. 

***Any individual that would normally go to the Newmarket office is welcome to come to the Vaughan office for their monitoring until the Newmarket office reopens. We are hoping to re-open the Newmarket office in the next 2-4 weeks. We will publicize this date as soon as it becomes available.

To make a new appointment, call us at (289) 357-0100. 

If you are interested in beginning / resuming treatment or investigations / fertility testing please email Vaughan Nurses ( nurses@procreafertility.com ) or Newmarket Nurses ( nurses@procrea.com ) to report “day 1” or your menstrual period.

If you would like to book a follow-up appointment or if you have questions for your doctor, please email receptionvaughan@procrea.com or receptionnewmarket@procrea.com and we will arrange a telephone appointment for you.

Please note, all patients will receive an email prior to their appointment / procedure / monitoring appointment with COVID-19 screening questions to ensure that they are eligible to enter the clinic. There will also be screening at the door of the clinic prior to entering.
If you have any questions about our current COVID-19 policies please let us know and someone will get back to you to discuss these further.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. 

Looking forward to seeing you again!


May 14th 2020 – Reopening of Procrea Montreal, Quebec and Gatineau

We are delighted to announce that we are going to proceed with a gradual opening of our Quebec centers (Montreal, Quebec, Gatineau) following the recommendations of the MSSS and applying all the preventive measures necessary for your safety and that of our staff.

The MSSS is asking us to resume our activities in the following sequence:

o Week of May 18: diagnostic examinations;
**** (closed May 18)

o Week of May 25: laboratory diagnostic services in andrology and resumption of the calendar of ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF);

o Week of June 8: ovarian puncture, IVF with freezing of all embryos;

o Week of June 22: ovarian stimulation excluding IVF, intrauterine insemination (IUI), frozen embryo transfer (FET), fresh embryo transfer.

**** We are just as excited as you and we expect a high volume of calls, so there may be a short delay before we can answer you but rest assured that we will return your calls and emails as soon as possible and can confirm your appointments. *****

We look forward to seeing you again!
The Procrea Fertility team


May 14th 2020 – New safety rules in effect

In preparation for the reopening of our Montreal clinic, we would like to inform you of the new safety rules that will be in effect:
✔️ A COVID-19 symptom screening questionnaire will have to be filled out prior to treatment and a waiver will be made for you to sign; 
✔️ As soon as you arrive, you will have to register at the reception desk and notify us when you leave the clinic. 
✔️ You will be required to clean your hands with disinfectant when you enter the clinic;
✔️ Wearing a mask will be mandatory; we invite you to bring your own mask; 
✔️ No waiting room will be open. You will have to wait for the examination in your vehicle in the parking lot. We will inform you as soon as the staff is ready to receive you.
✔️ Accompanying persons will not be accepted (spouse, companion and children).


May 13th 2020 – Resumption of Urology consults – Procrea Montreal

We are delighted to announce the resumption of consultations with our urologists at the Procrea Fertility Clinic in Montreal as of Tuesday, May 19th!
👉 For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the : (514) 345-8535


May 8th 2020

Procrea Montreal :

We are pleased to announce that as of May 25th, Procrea Fertility Clinic of Montreal will gradually resume prenatal ultrasounds and NIFTY tests.
The safety of our patients and medical staff remains our priority. Rest assured that all standards of hygiene and vigilance will be respected. 
To make an appointment, please contact (514) 345-8535

We look forward to welcoming you!

Procrea Quebec :

As of May 11, the Procrea Fertility Clinic in Quebec City will resume the first infertility telephone consults and fertility check-ups will also continue via telephone, including those that had been cancelled. For more information, please contact our switchboard at : (514) 345-8535

No other service is available. We are extremely vigilant to ensure your safety and that of our personnel as well as to follow the regulations relating to COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding.


28th April 2020

⚠️ The Procrea Fertility Clinic in Quebec City is gradually restarting telephone consultations. At the moment, we are contacting people whose appointments have been cancelled and those who are already patients on the waiting list for follow-up fertility visits (VCF)👉 For all information, please contact us at (514) 345-8535

*** Please note at this time we are not doing any inseminations, IVF or frozen/fresh transfers as we are following the CFAS guidelines ***


21st April 2020

We understand that there have been many posts in the last month in regards to how our services are affected at Procrea Fertilité following the evolution of COVID-19. For this reason here is an all inclusive update.

Procrea Montreal

  • Will be closed on April 24th 2020. The call centre and telephone consultation service will also be closed on these dates.
  • Fertility consultations will be done by phone
  • Procréa Fertilité is still open for NIFTY prenatal test analysis but due to the current situation with COVID-19 our Montréal office is closed for obstetrical ultrasounds and NIFTY blood draws until further notice
  • Our partner clinics all over Canada (click here for Biron centres and here for all other centres) are continuing to draw blood for NIFTY testing and sending them to us for analysis.  You may contact these partner clinics directly to arrange for your NIFTY test to be drawn and sent to Procrea Fertilité.
  • For those patients wishing to have an obstetrical ultrasound you may contact Imagix.  Please take note that Imagix offers dating ultrasounds (covered by the RAMQ) as well as nuchal translucency ultrasounds (160$ singleton, 190$ twin pregnancy) .  Only these three locations offer nuchal translucency ultrasounds : Boucherville, Brossard and Laennac (Montreal). 
  • Cancer cases : Patients who wish to freeze sperm or eggs are encouraged to contact the MUHC Reproductive Center at 514-843-1560. 

Procrea Vaughan and Newmarket:

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone
  • Cancer cases : For patients located in the Ontario region who wish to freeze sperm can contact our Procrea Vaughn clinic at 1-289-357-0100. For those wishing to preserve oocytes in Ontario they can contact Mount Sinai at 416-586-4800.

Procrea Gatineau

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone 
  • Prenatal testing (NIFTY) will continue 
  • Obstetrical ultrasounds will continue (1st trimester dating/viability, 2nd/3rd trimester only)

Procrea Quebec

  • NIFTY testing our partner clinics INFIRMIA are ready to accommodate Procrea Fertilité patients at one of their centres. You may consult our list of Biron partner clinics here for and here for all other centres)

Procrea Vaudreuil/ St.Hubert – Remains Closed


16th April 2020 – Update from The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)

At Procrea Fertilité we are constantly following the evolution of COVID-19 and hope to resume activities as quickly as possible. Please see below the update from The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society which recommends that all members honour the rules and regulations of their provincial bodies. At this time, most guidelines are unchanged.

Given that the number of total cases of COVID-19 (confirmed and probable) continues to rise in Canada, our recommendations remain to:

• Conduct consultations by telemedicine or phone
• Complete current IVF cycles utilizing freeze-all only
• Suspend all diagnostic and elective procedures and surgeries
• Postpone any new cycle starts (IUI, IVF, FET), aside from urgent cryopreservation for oncology, until further notice

You can see the full CFAS update here.


8 April 2020

Please note our Procrea Fertilité Montreal location will be closed the following four Fridays (April 10th, 17th, 24th and May 1st).

We would like to remind our future patients and current ones that telephone consults are available and continuing in the following locations :

Procrea Vaughan and Newmarket:

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone

Procrea Gatineau

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone 

Procrea Montreal

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone

30th March 2020

Procréa Fertilité is still open for NIFTY prenatal test analysis but due to the current situation with COVID-19 our Montréal office is closed for obstetrical ultrasounds and NIFTY blood draws until further notice

Our partner clinics all over Canada (click here for Biron centres and here for all other centres) are continuing to draw blood for NIFTY testing and sending them to us for analysis.  You may contact these partner clinics directly to arrange for your NIFTY test to be drawn and sent to Procrea Fertilité.

For those patients wishing to have an obstetrical ultrasound you may contact Imagix.  Please take note that Imagix offers dating ultrasounds (covered by the RAMQ) as well as nuchal translucency ultrasounds (160$ singleton, 190$ twin pregnancy) .  Only these three locations offer nuchal translucency ultrasounds : Boucherville, Brossard and Laennac (Montreal). 

Please note that our Procrea Fertilité clinic in Gatineau continues to offer obstetrical ultrasounds and NIFTY tests  (except nuchal translucency)

See below for more information on each clinic.

Procrea Montreal – NIFTY and obstetrical ultrasound services suspended but our partner clinics/Imagix  are ready to accommodate Procrea Fertilité patients at one of their centers.

Procrea Gatineau – Service maintained NIFTY and obstetrical ultrasounds (except N/T)

Procrea Vaudreuil/ St.Hubert – Closed

Procrea Quebec – Closed but our partner clinics INFIRMIA are ready to accommodate Procrea Fertilité patients at one of their centres.

Sincerely 

The Procrea Fertilité Team 

  • For more information contact us at 514-345-8535 

27th March 2020

Update -NIFTY/ Ultrasounds – Procrea Fertilité – ALWAYS IN SERVICE !

During these uncertain and unprecedented times of COVID-19 we at Procrea Fertilité wanted to update you on our NIPT test , the NIFTY, as well as our ultrasound services. 

Procrea Montreal – Service maintained NIFTY and obstetrical ultrasounds 

Procrea Gatineau – Service maintained NIFTY and obstetrical ultrasounds (except N/T)

Procrea Vaudreuil/ St.Hubert – Closed

Procrea Quebec – Closed but our partner clinics INFIRMIA are ready to accomodate Procrea Fertilité patients at one of their centers.

For all other locations please refer to our partner clinic list here (laboratory services – NIFTY – list by province)

Sincerely 

The Procrea Fertilité Team 

  • For more information contact us at 514-345-8535 

26th March 2020 – Fertility Preservation Cases – Cancer

We at Procrea Fertilité understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis is stressful at any moment in your life.  Know that it is possible for you to still preserve your fertility even during these uncertain times of COVID-19.  Patients located in and around Quebec who wish to freeze sperm or eggs are encouraged to contact the MUHC Reproductive Center at 514-843-1560. For patients located in the Ontario region who wish to freeze sperm can contact our Procrea Vaughn clinic at 1-289-357-0100.  For those wishing to preserve oocytes in Ontario they can contact Mount Sinai at 416-586-4800.


Update March 20th 2020

At Procrea Fertility your safety and well being are of utmost importance to us. That is why during this unprecedented COVID-19 situation we have adhered to guidelines and recommendations issued by professional bodies as well as our ministry of health. 

Following the recommendations issued by the CFAS (Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society) on March 18th 2020 the following recommendations will be followed by Procrea Fertility. Please see the list below

Procrea Vaudreuil * Closed as of March 20th 2020

Procrea St.Hubert * Closed as of March 16th 2020

  • Please note if you had an appointment  scheduled with our fertility specialists you will be contacted to have that consultation done by phone.

Procrea Vaughan et Newmarket:

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone
  • All cycles currently underway will continue , but no new cycles will be started
  • All other fertility investigations/treatments are suspended, including sonohysterograms

Procrea Québec

  • All cycles currently underway will continue , but no new cycles will be started
  • All other fertility investigations/treatments are suspended, including sonohysterograms
  •  Prenatal testing (NIFTY) patients are encouraged to go one of our partner clinics in the region * for a complete list of clinics in the province of Quebec – click here

Procrea Gatineau

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone 
  • All cycles currently underway will continue (superovulation) , but no new cycles will be started
  • No inseminations
  • All other fertility investigations/treatments are suspended, including sonohysterograms
  • Prenatal testing (NIFTY) will continue 
  • Obstetrical ultrasounds will continue (1st trimester dating/viability, 2nd/3rd trimester only)

Procrea Montreal

  • All fertility consultations will be done by phone
  • All cycles currently underway will continue, but no new cycles will be started
  • All other fertility investigations and treatments are suspended, including hysterographies.
  • Prenatal testing (NIFTY) will continue
  • Obstetrical ultrasounds will continue (1st trimester dating/viability, nuchal translucency, 2nd/3rd trimester)

    

          


Update : March 15th 2020

At Procrea Fertility we are committed to protecting our patients and staff. Like all of you, we have been monitoring the impact and updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are constantly surveilling the recommendations from the DSQ (Direction régionale de santé publique) and the (MSSS) Le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

We are asking that all patients present themselves solo unless a partner is required for a treatment scheduled that day or as a translator due to a language barrier. Absolutely no children allowed.

You will be required to answer triage questions at the moment you take the appt as well as at the confirmation of the appointment. You will also be required to answer a questions/questionnaire upon entering the clinic.

We ask that you do not present yourself at the clinic if you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 4 weeks, exhibit respiratory symptoms or have been in contact with a person who has travelled outside of Canada, or has confirmed case of COVID-19/ CORONAVIRUS.