Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program
What to Expect

What to Expect at Your First Appointment at the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program

When your child is receiving medical treatments that might impact their fertility, you may be anxious about what the future holds for them. Our goal is to help you understand the roles of the ovaries and the testes, and how the treatments your child is receiving could affect them. But even more than that, we want to explain the options they have right now for preserving their ability to have biological children of their own in the future.

This appointment is the beginning of a process that we hope will put your mind at ease about your child’s fertility.

Making an Appointment at the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program

We want it to be easy for you to get the care your child needs. You can self-refer to our clinic by contacting us. Or you can get a referral from your child’s medical team or hospital.

Before Your Appointment

Once our patient navigator receives your referral, they will review it and determine your child’s specific needs. They will either schedule a visit at the Burnet Campus or arrange a virtual appointment via telehealth. If you already have an appointment scheduled with a provider on our main campus, we’ll try to make your visit with the fertility team on the same day.

Before the appointment, our patient navigator will call you for details about your child’s symptoms, health history and previous treatments. We’ll also collect test results and medical records, and answer any questions you may have.

On the Day of Your Visit to the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program

Arriving At Your Appointment

Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and walking into the building. If you are running late, please call us.

At Your Appointment

During this first visit, which will last about an hour, we’ll introduce you to our team members and explain our multidisciplinary approach to fertility preservation. We want you and your child to feel comfortable with us. During the appointment, we may go over your child's health history and review any test results that relate to the topic of fertility preservation. Your child may see a doctor, nurse, patient navigator, clinical research coordinator and program coordinator while they are here.

We’ll talk about next steps we might take to preserve your child’s fertility, which could include education and observation, surgery, medical management, or referral to other specialists. You may be presented research opportunities for fertility preservation based on eligibility criteria.  

After Your Visit to the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program

You will receive an “After Visit Summary” at the end of your appointment. It will include important details about upcoming appointments, test results, referrals to additional specialists and all medications (including new prescriptions). It also will include contact information for your child’s care team.