Pre-operative COVID-19 testing for all elective surgical patients
The Department of Health and Human Services has advised Genea that as of Wednesday 15 July 2020, all patients living, or working within in a Stage 3 restriction zone or other known hotspot, will need to be COVID-19 tested before being admitted to hospital, including for fertility treatment (IUI, OPU, ET, FET and sperm aspiration).
Genea nurses are making contact with all affected patients but if you have any further questions, please contact your nurses.
At Genea’s Melbourne clinic
, if patients live, work or have recently visited any of the Victorian postcode hotspots at commencement of cycle if recently tested, they will need to show proof of their negative test result or undertake testing.
We thank you all for your understanding and co-operation as we navigate this unusual time and do our best to keep everyone safe and healthy.
NSW/ACT border measures
Genea has taken the difficult but necessary decision to restrict patients travelling from Victoria to our NSW or ACT clinics. We will not commence any patients from Victoria at our NSW or ACT clinics for the next month (July 2020). This move is in line with government decision to close the border between NSW and Victoria and requests for people to avoid travel between states. We will monitor the situation and review our position as things change.