Dear Patients,

After many joyous years of helping our patients fulfill their dreams of family, SIRM® Central Illinois has decided to close their Peoria, Illinois location effective December 14, 2018.

As part of our community, you have witnessed first-hand our commitment to the intended parents we served and the exceptional, individualized patient care that we provided.  We thank you for entrusting us with your family-building needs and are honored to have been a part of your journey.

  • If you were storing sperm, embryos or oocytes in our Peoria, Illinois facility and did not make arrangements to move your stored tissue to a long-term storage facility by the November 15, 2018 deadline, please contact SIRM® St. Louis at sirmilconsents@sherinstitute.com. A member of our St. Louis team can help you understand your options and provide you with a Consent Form.
  • For past patients looking to continue treatment or new Peoria-area patients looking for treatment options after December 14, 2018, we highly recommend the team at SIRM St. Louis. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the St. Louis office at 314-983-9000 or visit stlouisfertilitycenter.com.

If you would like to obtain a copy of your medical records or if there are any other questions you have, our St. Louis team is available to help you.  We wish you the greatest success in all your future family building efforts.

With gratitude,

SIRM® Central Illinois team


SIRM® CENTRAL ILLINOIS CLOSURE – FAQS

If you did not make arrangements to move your stored sperm, embryos and/or oocytes from SIRM® Central Illinois to a long-term storage facility, please contact our team at SIRM® St. Louis at sirmilconsents@sherinstitute.com to obtain a Consent Form and make arrangements.

 

Dr. Dayal and the Staff at SIRM® St. Louis

Is Dr. Dayal still available to see patients who live in the Peoria and Central Illinois area?

Dr. Dayal and the St. Louis team remain available to see Central Illinois patients who are currently in treatment.  Additionally, the team is also available to provide consultation and treatment to future patients who are able to travel to the St. Louis area.  To make the treatment process as convenient as possible, the team in St. Louis has partnered with a women’s healthcare facility in Peoria to provide patients the option of cycle monitoring locally.

Clinic Choice

I prefer to choose my own clinic.  Can you recommend some resources to help me decide?

Here are two excellent resources to help you research and identify a clinic so you may continue your journey toward parenthood:

Medical Records

If a patient needs records after the clinic is closed, how can they request records?

To make a request, please contact SIRM St. Louis at 314-983-9000 and a member of our team can assist you.

Transport and Storage

What will be done with sperm, embryos and/or oocytes if a patient did not respond to communications by the November 15, 2018 deadline?

We will continue to store sperm, embryos and oocytes at our SIRM St. Louis office, and continue our attempts to make contact.  If the patient does not respond after multiple notices, we will assess whether to discard them consistent with legal requirements.

Can you recommend alternative long-term storage facilities?

There are several options for long-term sperm, embryo and/or oocyte storage companies.  A few we suggest include CryoPoint, Cryogam and ReproTech but others can be found online.

What are the storage cost at the recommended alternative facilities?

All long-term storage centers offer a competitive cost for storage, as this is their primary focus.  For individual storage rates, please reach out to these facilities directly.