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What to Expect at Your First Fertility Appointment

January 31, 2023

Making that first call can feel intimidating, but we're sharing what you can expect when scheduling your first fertility appointment at IVF FLORIDA. Head to the link in our bio to read the full blog post.

At IVF FLORIDA, we understand that making your first appointment can be intimidating. We have a dedicated team to answer your questions and walk you through the scheduling process.

Our Patient Services Team provides potential patients with the basics of our treatment options and getting started information. Many team members have been with IVF FLORIDA for more than ten years, and they understand the process and fertility journey.  

When getting ready to schedule your first appointment, please have your insurance information ready and your partner’s demographic information (if applicable). In addition to gathering demographic information, the Patient Services Team will also ask how long you have been trying to conceive, a few health-related questions, and how you were referred to IVF FLORIDA.  

Finding the right appointment 
IVF FLORIDA offers virtual and in-office consults to best suit each patient’s preferences. Partners can join the virtual consults and can attend some in-office appointments. If you'd like to bring someone, please check with your care team before arriving at the office. 

You’ll be asked which location you’d like to establish care. With seven locations throughout South Florida, IVF FLORIDA has an office convenient to you.  

Once you’ve decided on a home office, you can choose which IVF FLORIDA physician you’d wish to see. We ask that you schedule this initial consultation with the doctor that will be with you throughout your treatment journey. You can learn more about IVF FLORIDA’s medical team and find a doctor here.  

New patient paperwork 
Before your new patient consult, you’ll receive a text and email from a system called Phreesia. Phreesia is a new, private, HIPAA-compliant, electronic patient intake system. Phreesia is a recognized leader in this space and has proven to improve the overall patient experience by providing convenient, flexible, mobile, in-office, and contactless check-in options. Patients with upcoming virtual consultations will receive their telemedicine link from Phreesia on the day of the appointment.  

You’ll complete your paperwork and upload photos of your insurance card and driver's license directly to Phreesia. All paperwork must be completed three business days before your appointment so that your care team has time to review your medical history.  

If you have prior medical records pertinent to this appointment, please have them faxed directly to your office.  

Your first fertility specialist appointment 
First, you will meet with your physician to discuss your medical history and learn more about your family-building goals. Your physician will explain the fertility testing process, and after the appointment, your Care Team will help you schedule any needed diagnostic testing.  

The initial fertility consults with your physician is a comprehensive evaluation of your history and medical records. The appointment typically lasts 45 to 90 minutes. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and to participate in developing a plan for further evaluation and/or treatment. Learn more about what to expect from your initial fertility consult, here.  

Some patients interested in egg freezing will need to have the diagnostic testing completed before they meet with their physician.  

A few days after your appointment, you’ll receive financial and insurance information from your dedicated financial counselor through the IVF FLORIDA patient portal. They will reach out to schedule a time to review your financing options and answer any questions you have.

If you are having trouble trying to conceive, it may be time to schedule an appointment at IVF FLORIDA, please speak with our Patient Services Team at 954-247-6200.

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