We welcome a great deal of out-of-state and international patients. If you are not local to Los Angeles and are considering the Egg Freezing Center, you can feel confident that we will address your specific needs and coordinate all aspects of your treatment in a manner that keeps travel to a minimum. Please see our Travel and Accommodations page for lists of airports, accommodations, car rental agencies, transportation services, and visitor information.
We offer telephone consultations during which time we can discuss your options and possible treatment plans. Should you decide to start treatment, you can schedule an appointment at a time when travel is convenient. Some initial lab work and/or cycle monitoring may be performed ahead of time at an office near your home. We work with fertility specialists and other physicians worldwide and are able to coordinate with them in order to ensure that treatment proceeds smoothly. Because each patient is individually considered, details vary. The following may be used as a general guideline.
Following consultation over the phone or in our office, we will design a stimulation regimen. In most circumstances, to minimize the time spent in Los Angeles, the patient may start the program while out of town, with monitoring performed by a local physician. The results can be communicated to our office, and if any modifications need to be made, we will convey that information to the doctor. The patient should arrange to be in Los Angeles by cycle day 9, at which time the treatment can be completed by EFC. Typically, four to seven days in Los Angeles is required.