Coronavirus / COVID-19

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UPDATE 07/01/21

We are considered essential healthcare and will remain open unless specifically instructed to close.

In order to facilitate this, we ask that patients come to the clinic in comfortable clothing and to please leave scarves and coats (where possible) in the car. This will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing. Temperature checks will also be carried in each clinic.

In order to limit interactions between patients and staff, we're asking for payment prior to attending for appointment. This can be done via bank transfer or please call your local clinic for more information.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to the clinic, ring your local clinic instead and we will advise you further. If you are deemed a close contact to a positive, please inform us and we will defer treatment for two weeks. There will be no financial penalty for patients.

Vaccine

Please note the vaccine comes in 2 doses given 21 days apart or 2 doses given 12 weeks apart depending on the vaccine brand. We recommend starting fertility treatment one week after the second dose of the vaccine. Please see the HSE guidelines on this here.

We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we are working hard to keeping everyone safe whilst also providing the highest standard in care.

 

Our guidelines
  • You will need to fill out a COVID-19 consent form before attending the clinic. The patient coordinators will send this form out to you prior to your appointment.
  • Please wear a mask when entering the clinic
  • Please wear comfortable clothing when entering the clinic- this will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing.
  • Your temperature will be taken upon entry. 
  • If you are feeling unwell please call the clinic first, do not attend. Call is instead.
  • Please note all patients booked in for initial consults or return consults on site will now take place over the phone or Skype/Zoom.
  • Those unable to attend due to illness, childcare issues or wish to defer treatment will be facilitated.
  • If you are deemed a close contact to a positive, please inform us and we will defer treatment for two weeks. There will be no financial penalty for patients.
  • Please attend your appointments alone
  • We must advise that children will be prohibited from attending the clinic at this time 
  • Please note the vaccine comes in 2 doses given 21 days apart or 2 doses given 12 weeks apart depending on the vaccine brand. We recommend starting fertility treatment one week after the second dose of the vaccine Please see the HSE guidelines on this here

This follows best practice guidelines of Irish hospitals and other medical facilities.

 The situation will be kept under constant review by our management team and we will advise you of any further updates

Contact details

The main phone lines will be open from 8 a.m. until 4p.m.

These measures are taken so that our patients and staff are protected. We understand that they may cause inconvenience but it is essential that we follow government guidelines. We thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.

Immunothearpy

For certain patients, the prescribing of immunothearpy drugs has resumed. This is being carried out in a controlled way. Please discuss with your doctor to find out more.

From the HSE Website

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Symptoms of coronavirus

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.

The main symptoms to look out for are:

If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.

How to get tested for COVID-19

How to manage symptoms of COVID-19 at home


Protect yourself and others

How COVID-19 is spread

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

How to wash your hands properly

Shopping safely

Returning to work safely

Face coverings, medical masks and disposable gloves

Close contact and casual contact

Restricted movements


Testing

How to get tested

What happens during the test

Test results

Contact tracing

COVID Tracker contact tracing app

New ways of working

Coronavirus

To minimise the risk of COVID-19 in our clinics, we require all patients to fill out our COVID-19 Consent Form before attending any of our clinic