The Scoop: Kindbody is a modern healthcare provider with comprehensive services for fertility and family building. A diverse team of professionals offers both in-person appointments at a local clinic and virtual consultations about everything from nutrition to mental health. Some Kindbody patients are single and want to freeze their eggs for the future, while others are couples who are considering IVF and other types of conception care.
Kindbody is an innovative fertility center founded in 2018. Its mission is to make healthcare more affordable and convenient for single women and couples who are tackling fertility challenges — or even just asking fertility questions.
The Kindbody team is committed to expanding the meaning of fertility treatment through technological advancement and compassionate care.
Its first OBGYN clinic opened in New York City, and the team has since launched clinics in major cities across the U.S. The Denver mobile clinic began rolling this summer, and a new location in Orlando is scheduled to open as part of a partnership with Disney. These clinics offer a combination of in-person and virtual services.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kindbody was exploring virtual medical tools, including a proprietary electronic medical record and video consultations with a clinician.
“As a founder, I’m really proud of our utilization of technology,” Dr. Fahimeh Sasan told us in an interview. “We were already completely entrenched in virtual by 2020, so it was easy and effortless for us to transition to more virtual with Covid. Now we’re finding a happy medium where we can save people time and increase access to fertility care.”
Singles and couples can rely on Kindbody to streamline their care experience from the first video interview to IVF treatments or egg freezing. Kindbody’s OB/GYN offerings provide comprehensive options for women’s health and family planning. Through their Kindbody 360 offering, they also provide mental health and nutrition consultations are available virtually as well.
Kindbody has embraced video technology and online support as a way of bolstering the patient experience. This forward-thinking company has met patients where they are and made fertility consultations and treatment more accessible to everyday singles and couples.
“Information gathering is a huge part of fertility care, and that can be done virtually,” Dr. Sasan explained. “It’s more convenient for patients because they don’t need to sit in the same room to thoroughly understand the topic.”
The Talented Team Continues to Grow Its Influence
Kindbody offers a full spectrum of gynecological care and fertility treatment. Its clinicians can form a personalized health plan based on a single person’s goals, challenges, and lifestyle. Plus, the holistic health options encompass physical therapy, mental health care, and nutrition guidance.
The patients at Kindbody run the gamut in terms of age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The clinics welcome young girls who have gotten their first period as well as older couples who have questions about their fertility. A growing number of LGBTQ+ singles and couples have gotten IVF treatment through this facility.
The LGBTQ+ services provide meaningful support for people who face unique challenges in terms of family building.
Dr. Sasan told us that inclusivity is at the heart of Kindbody. “Our mission is to be a company for everyone and be a place to promote family building and wellness for everyone — not just women,” she shared.
Over the last year, Kindbody has risen to meet the challenge of a global pandemic and continues to make its healthcare services more convenient and accessible to all. The company has grown its footprint from city to city. It has growing patient populations in New York City, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Denver, and the Bay Area, and has plans to open over 20 clinics next year.
This network of care now extends from coast to coast, and the team is rapidly growing to meet demand for responsive and compassionate fertility care.
Fertility education is another key component to Kindbody’s work. The company has engaged in partnerships to support fertility health in underserved communities. The company recently donated four IVF grants to women of color.
“It was incredible for us to be with these couples through this process of building a family,” Dr. Sasan said. “That’s very special for us as a company.”
Offering a Mix of Virtual Consults & Clinical Care
Traditional fertility treatment can be expensive, time-consuming, and complicated to the point where it is beyond the reach of the average person. Sometimes lack of education can stop a single person from getting treatment at an OB/GYN clinic, and sometimes financial concerns stand in the way of fertility goals.
Kindbody aims to remove these barriers by offering video consultations and affordable care options.
“We recognize that the desire to start a family — and have access to good healthcare and fertility care — is universal,” Dr. Sasan told us. “Kindbody was established out of a true passion to improve access to this care for every person.”
This modern healthcare provider gives people a safe space where they can ask their questions and seek their desired treatment. The online consults are flexible and convenient, and the clinics are open six days a week for appointments. The Saturday time slots tend to fill up the fastest. An OB/GYN is available at all clinics.
During COVID-19, the clinics have implemented health and safety protocols to ensure patients feel comfortable continuing to seek preventative care and fertility treatment.
Fahimeh told us that many patients put their lives and their fertility treatment on pause during the early lockdowns of 2020. However, as time went by, more people took stock of their priorities and realized they could not wait. Kindbody saw increases in its patient population, and it continues to build on that growth.
“Time is fertility’s worst enemy, and you don’t stop aging just because it’s a pandemic,” Dr. Sasan said. “We want our patients to know we’re still here, and we’re doing everything we can to look after their health.”
Kindbody can empower a single person to preserve their current fertility and get one step closer to their future family, even if they don’t have any current date prospects. The fertility doctors can also walk couples through their options and ensure they make an informed decision.
This is an important and potentially life-changing process, and the Kindbody team doesn’t take that lightly.
“There are no words that can describe how grateful we are for choosing Dr. Garvin and Kindbody,” one couple said in a testimonial. “Kindbody is one of the most friendly and professional clinics I’ve ever visited. And I hope we’ll be sending in a little picture of a baby in a few months!”
Kindbody Has Changed the Face of the Fertility Industry
From the beginning, Kindbody has aimed to integrate technology into healthcare and make fertility, gynecology, and wellness services more accessible. Eight cities and 10 clinics later, the company has become a dynamic resource for anyone with fertility-related concerns.
Whether it’s helping a single person with preventative gynecological care or supporting couples through IVF, the Kindbody team provides a high level of care to all patients. And all it takes is a video consultation to get started and create your own health care plan.
The last year for Kindbody has been all about growth and reflection. The company has set down roots in new cities and hired more OB/GYNs, nurses, embryologists, and other practitioners to the medical team.
“Almost 50% of this amazingly talented crew is BIPOC,” Dr. Sasan shared with us. “That’s something we’re really proud of because we look like our patient population.”