Updated: May 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is a far-reaching and rapidly evolving public health crisis that is bringing unprecedented challenges to healthcare. At Progyny we are committed to the health and well-being of our members. We want to ensure you are safe and supported during this time.
Fertility Coverage is Essential Medicine
In mid-March, in accordance with state stay-at-home orders and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidance, most fertility clinics stopped new treatments save for onco-fertility. On April 24th, ASRM updated its guidance and confirmed what we all knew to be true, that fertility treatments are essential medicine. ASRM has given clinics the green light to resume treatment after putting safety protocols in place and taking into consideration their local city/state guidelines. We are in close contact with the clinics in our network and each is determining how and when to open and at what capacity so they can ensure the safety of patients and staff. You can read the ASRM guidance here.
Our Patient Care Advocates (PCAs) are available to all members to help get you started or back on your treatment path and to support you in whatever ways you need.
How You Can Help
We hope with proper safety procedures and public health management that COVID-19 will be under control soon. In the meantime, remember to follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Measures include washing your hands often and for at least 20 seconds; cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, and phones; covering coughs and sneezes; and avoiding close contact by staying at least 6 feet away from people and staying home where possible.
For the essential workers on the frontlines—we offer our deepest appreciation and thanks.
Progyny is proud to support you in any way we can. To get started, check out the resources below, which offer insight into how to deal with your fertility journey during COVID-19. From offering emotional support, to explaining how telehealth works, Progyny is here to help.