CT Fertility is now closed, but the genetic material in our lab continues to be monitored. If you have any questions about how our closing affects you, please review the FAQs below. If you have questions that are not addressed here, we welcome you to contact our patient care center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Reminder: Please ensure your consent forms to transfer your embryos and/or tissue are sent to us via email. If you did not receive a consent form, you can download one here. Please note, photo ID is sufficient to accompany the forms. No notarization is necessary.
Unlimited Plan Patients
Q. I have the Unlimited Plan and there is still time on my contract. How is this being handled?
Please contact us at email@example.com and we will be in touch to discuss your unique situation and provide you with options to suit your needs.
Transport and Storage
Q. Will CT Fertility pay for the shipment of embryos/tissue? What are my clinic/storage options?
As part of our commitment to helping you coordinate your ongoing care, CT Fertility will pay for the transport of all patient embryos and/or tissue currently stored in our lab to either a long term cryostorage facility of your choice, or if you plan on using your embryos/tissue within the next year we will work with you to determine a clinic to receive them.
Shipment will be handled the same as in the past, we will be in close communication during the shipment process.
Q. Can you recommend long-term storage facilities?
Please find the long-term storage facilities below, along with their website and phone number for your convenience.
*Cryogam offers a special discount for CT Fertility patients for their first year of cryostorage
Q. What is the storage cost at these recommended facilities?
All long-term storage centers offer a competitive cost for storage, as this is their primary focus. For individual storage rates, please reach out to these facilities directly.
Q. Who will be in the lab after October 31 if there are embryos still being stored?
Our priority is to help you coordinate your ongoing care, so our experienced Lab Manager will be remaining on staff and onsite to manage the storage and transfer of any and all embryos and/or tissue that remain. We are making our best efforts to reach every patient for whom we have stored genetic material. If you have material stored with us and have not yet heard from us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Is there a deadline by when I need to schedule the transport of embryos/oocytes/sperm?
Please send your consents and copy of photo ID to transfer all embryos and/or tissues as soon as possible.
Q. What will be done with embryos and/or tissues if a patient does not respond to communication?
We will continue to store the embryos and/or tissues and continue our attempts to make contact. If the patient has not responded after multiple notices, we will assess whether to discard them consistent with legal requirements.
Q. I prefer to choose my own clinic. Can you recommend some resources to help me decide?
Here are two excellent resources to help you research and identify a clinic so you may continue your journey toward parenthood:
- American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM): https://www.reproductivefacts.org/resources/find-a-health-professional/
- Society for Reproductive Technology (SART): https://www.sart.org/clinic-pages/find-a-clinic/
Once you decide on the clinic, please email email@example.com and we will assist you in transporting your frozen embryos and/or tissues to a new facility.
Q. Are medical records sent to a long-term storage facility with the embryos and/or tissues?
IntegraMed Fertility will maintain and store medical records, and will have access to them through either long-term storage (for hard copy records) or in our Electronic Medical Records (for newer patients).
Q. If a patient needs records after the clinic is closed, how can they request the records?
To make this request, simply download and complete this Request for Medical Records. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our patient care representatives will be happy to help you.
Q. Where is Dr. Thornton now?
Dr. Thornton has joined American Fertility Services located in Greenwich, CT.