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March 24: Is Fertility an ‘Essential Service’?

By Dr. Tom Hannam MD FRCSC REI

As per Ontario’s list last night, essential services include laboratory, ultrasound, and medical research….all of which we offer.

Our responsibilities to public health are essential too. As you know, our best interpretation of OMA and national fertility guidelines has been to pause all onsite services.

In addition, we collected materials for donation to local hospitals and women’s health centres in need of equipment for front line workers.

At HFC we want to be good citizens, good caregivers to our patients, and good leaders to our dedicated staff. Recent events have been difficult for everyone.

We are continuing with online support; let us help you build a plan, with specific timelines, for your fertility goals this spring 2020.

Edit: I had targeted April 14 but our true opening date for in person services will necessarily be defined by safety. For more on how we intend to do that, click here


 

About the Author

Dr. Tom Hannam
The founder of the Hannam Fertility Centre, Dr. Hannam has sat on the board of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada, and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Endocrinology.

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