Fertility and Endocrine Center closing in September
The Fertility and Endocrine Center at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt will close Sept. 24 following the decision by four medical school faculty members to enter private practice this fall. The Eastside Specialty Center in Bellevue will also discontinue fertility services on Sept. 24.
UWMC-Roosevelt and the Eastside Specialty Center will continue to be open for all other clinic specialties and services offered at each location. Care for patients planning in vitro fertilization cycles before Aug. 15 will not be affected. Patients with frozen embryos or sperm in storage at the UW Embryology Laboratory will be notified about options for moving them to another facility for safekeeping.
The UW has set up a hotline at 206-598-7482 for patients with questions about the transition.
UWMC and UW Medicine will continue to provide all other women's health services such as mammography, obstetrics, perinatology, midwifery, gynecological oncology and gynecological surgery. Evaluation and treatment of women with reproductive endocrinology problems, including infertility, will continue.
The UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is working with the School of Medicine and UWMC to find faculty with superb clinical, research, and teaching skills to fill the positions.