Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) Richmond Resumes Full-Service Fertility Procedures and Treatments

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After joining forces with Virginia Fertility Associates and VAIVF & Andrology Center in 2018, SGF Richmond became the largest IVF practice in Greater Richmond, offering high quality reproductive healthcare that embodies a consistent, personalized, patient-centered philosophy.

Drs. Geof Tidey, Anish A. Shah, Erika B. Johnston-MacAnnany and Michael Edelstein of Shady Grove Fertility Richmond.

While this pandemic shook all of us to our core, what never wavered was our commitment to our patients. We’re thrilled we were able to devise safe, effective care strategies that keep our patients advancing and progressing toward their goal of building a family.

SGF, a pioneer in reproductive medicine, research, and innovation, announced today that SGF Richmond has resumed all fertility procedures and treatments in its Stony Point location. While its Henrico Doctors’ Hospital – Forest location is still closed temporarily, all Greater Richmond area patients may start or resume fertility care.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

“We’ve modified the current environment with the safety of patients and care team the top priority. This means prescreening patients before they enter the building, limiting the number of patients in our waiting rooms, providing additional space throughout the facility for physical distancing, increasing our infection control protocols, wearing masks, and much more. We’re all doing our part and remain diligent to providing care in the safest environment possible,” shared Anish Shah, M.D., of SGF Richmond.

Fertility Treatments Now Available in Richmond

Comprehensive fertility services, such as fertility and ovarian reserve testing and diagnosis, semen analysis, a full range of fertility treatments such as ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI), and cycle monitoring, in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg, sperm, and embryo treatment, genetic screening and testing, IVF for inherited genetic disease prevention, gestational carrier, egg freezing, fertility preservation for patients with cancer, and LGBTQ family building are all currently available at SGF Richmond. Patients seeking a fertility consult with an SGF physician may do so using during a secure, private video consult.

“While this pandemic shook all of us to our core, what never wavered was our commitment to our patients. We’re thrilled we were able to devise safe, effective care strategies that keep our patients advancing and progressing toward their goal of building a family. Infertility is a disease that affects us emotionally, physically, spiritually, and often financially. It’s been inspiring to see the strength of the human spirit persevere during this time of uncertainty. Fortunately, thanks to the tremendous efforts made by frontline healthcare professionals and everyone doing their part to shelter in place for a while, the number of new cases and hospitalizations has drastically reduced across our nation. New guidance allows us to provide care for infertility as an essential service,” said Erika Johnston, M.D., of SGF Richmond.

Read more about SGF’s safety protocols.

SGF Richmond Makes Treatment Affordable

SGF Richmond offers a variety of insurance networks as well as innovative financial programs, including a 100% refund guarantee program. This exclusive program provides patients with the opportunity to pay a fixed amount for up to six fresh IVF or donor egg cycles and any subsequent frozen embryo transfers (FETs). In the event the patient does not take home a baby, SGF provides a full refund. Eighty-two percent of participants take home a baby using their own eggs and 86 percent take home a baby when using a donor egg.

SGF Richmond also offers a Shared Help Discount Program, an income-based program that offers a discount on most treatments and procedures provided by SGF Richmond, the Military Discount Program, which offers active U.S. military and reservists a discount off qualifying self-pay rates, and a Shared Donor Egg Program, which reduces the cost of donor egg treatment by up to 50 percent when sharing donating eggs with other patients—an approach that does not lower the chances of conception but does significantly lower the cost.

To learn more or to schedule a video consult with an SGF Richmond physician, call 1-888-761-1967.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 38 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients virtual physician consults, individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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