All our clinics in Spain have been open since 27 April. We will be gradually resuming activity for our national patients and evaluating on a case-by-case basis. In order to restart activity for our international patients we will have to wait for the Spanish government and the corresponding governments to make a decision on opening borders for medical treatments and cases.
After the government declared a state of alert on 14 March, IVI decided to stop its treatments for various reasons:
After this period of inactivity, IVI decided to restart activity on 27th of April at its clinics in Spain, only partially and studying each case individually. The reasons that have led us to make this decision are:
When you arrive at the clinic you will see that we have taken several protective measures to ensure both your health and that of our staff, and we ask you to play your part in them.
What should I do if I am an ongoing patient?
NOTHING. Each IVI clinic will contact all patients whose treatments had to be suspended individually and will assess each situation to consider the progressive return to activity. For those patients who come to the clinic in person, very strict guidelines will be established to avoid the possibility of symptomatic patients coming to the centres.
For those patients who are not current patients, will the online consultations be ending?
What should I do before I get to the clinic? Preventive measures
Do not visit if you have or have had a fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms in the past 14 days, and inform your doctor. From the clinic we will be in contact with you to follow your evolution and provide you with a new appointment as soon as possible.
Do not go to the clinic if you have been in contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the past 14 days, and inform your doctor.
Whenever possible, come alone.
Be on time, but try to keep to your appointment time so that you do not have to wait any longer than necessary.
Wear a mask.
We will ask you to make all payments by card, to avoid handling cash.
Once inside the clinic
Your temperature will be measured with infrared thermometers. If the patient has a temperature above 37.5 degrees, they will be asked to change their appointment.
Patients will be asked to discard their gloves if they have been brought in from outside.
Patients will be provided with masks if they do not have them.
Doses of hand sanitizing gel will be administered.
Patients will be asked to use the stairs to access the consultations to avoid the lifts.
Patients will be reminded of the safety distance of 1.5 meters. The whole clinic will be marked with indicators on the safety distance, seats will be separated by the recommended distance, etc.
The assistant will check that there are no more than two patients waiting to be attended by PC at the reception desk.
Which patients will be able to start treatment?
In this first contact, IVI will assess each medical history individually and, when appropriate, will resume each treatment in all those patients who do NOT have underlying diseases such as cardiovascular disease, chronic arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic renal disease, chronic pulmonary disease, and immunosuppression, among others. This measure is taken because these diseases are risk factors for complications from COVID-19 during pregnancy in case of infection. In this case it would be recommended to delay the gestation for a few months to observe the evolution of the pandemic and the measures that can be taken.
Asymptomatic patients (women and men) for COVID-19. We take this measure to avoid infection of other patients who come to the centre and our workers. In this group we include:
Will I have any diagnostic tests done before I start treatment?
IVI’s aim is to provide maximum safety for both patients and our employees during the treatments. Therefore, when it is necessary to start a treatment, we will perform serological tests on the patients (women and men) to find out her immune status regarding the Coronavirus (whether she has antibodies from having overcome the disease or not). And before the egg retrieval, insemination or embryo transfer, we will perform a test to determine whether the patient has the virus in a nasopharyngeal sample (PCR test), to avoid any risk of infection during the procedure and to check that the patient is not infected at the time of insemination or embryo transfer.
Is there any risk of my genetic material being infected in the laboratories?
Dear patient, we must avoid at all costs the return to daily activities leading to a new increase in the number of infections and patients. For this reason, at IVI we are taking all the necessary measures recommended by scientific and evidence-based organisations.
Help us to comply with these measures!