COVID-19 Notice

NOVA IVF is committed to taking care of all our patients. We will be providing care with added measures to minimize the chance of spreading the transmission of COVID-19.

We will be providing essential treatment to our patients that are in the middle of their treatments, but in light of the shelter-in-place order issued by the county of Santa Clara that began on March 17th and the recommendations issued on March 17th by The American Society of Reproductive Medicine to not initiate new non-essential treatment, we will not be starting new treatment cycles at this time.

While there is not a complete understanding of all the implications that COVID-19 poses to pregnant women, we do feel that the risk is minimal for our patients that are currently pregnant or awaiting their test results. Our decision to only stay open for essential treatment is to protect those in our community that are at-risk for severe complications and even death should they be exposed and contract the virus. We urge all of our past, current and prospective patients to do the right thing for the community and SHELTER-IN-PLACE.

We will be preparing our current patients for treatment and performing tele-medicine consults for interested new patients so when the shelter-in-place order is lifted, we will be ready to expedite all pending and new treatment cycles with of course the safety of our community first. 

Every single trip out of home isolation puts the community at risk for spreading the virus and potentially more deaths in the population at risk. We feel strongly that with the shelter-in-place order it is socially irresponsible and morally unethical to add that level of risk to our community.   

Please wash your hands frequently, keep a 6-foot social distance and shelter-in-place for you , your family and friends and our community.


Thank you, 


Welcome to NOVA IVF

NOVA IVF, located in Mountain View, California, has been the Bay area’s premier fertility clinic since 1987. Under the leadership of renowned reproductive endocrinology and fertility specialists Richard J. Schmidt, MD, FACOG and Meera Shah, MD, FACOG, the clinic and its cutting-edge In Vitro Fertilization Lab have gained recognition as one of the area’s top fertility clinics.

At NOVA IVF, the physicians and medical team truly connect with their patients at a level that is all too rarely seen in medicine today. The team commits to performing one procedure at a time and starts treatment cycles based on their patient’s ovaries’ hormonal best time, rather than the lab’s availability. This focus on individualized care, coupled with a highly experienced team of providers and an IVF lab equipped with state-of-the art technology, allows the NOVA IVF team to continue the exceptional success rate they’ve experienced over time.

NOVA IVF is an inclusive and welcoming clinic, providing a wide range of services to all patients regardless of their relationship status or sexual orientation. Services include treatment for unexplained infertility, male infertility, tubal infertility, endometriosis infertility, and implantation issues. In addition to IVF treatments, the wide range of services also includes egg donation and egg freezing, oocyte donation combined with gestational surrogacy, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis/testing (PGD).

To schedule a consultation at NOVA IVF, use the online booking tool or call the office today.

We Provide Individualized Care and Highly Effective IVF Treatment

"The delivery of medical care is rapidly changing in today’s world. Many medical practices have lost the ability to communicate and feel empathy. Fertility in itself can be a stressful process and it is important to select a clinic that provides a stress-free environment. For years, NOVA IVF has delivered individualized care and highly effective treatments in the most supportive and sincere manner. The team of professionals at NOVA IVF is passionate about what they do…the success follows."

– Dr. Richard Schmidt

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We are an out-of-network provider, but we are happy to bill your insurance as a courtesy.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Schmidt and the entire Nova team were everything we were looking for during this stressful journey! They deserve so much more than 5 stars..."

    Ashley F.
  • Yelp

    "I will forever be thankful to Dr. Schmidt and his Amazing Team. Thanks to them I am a Mom of a 2 year old and a 6 month old."

    Zaira H.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Schmidt and the entire team are as good as it gets. Professional and at the same time empathetic and kind. We had a great experience & highly recommend this clinic."

    Dror B.
  • Yelp

    "The twins are now seven and a half! They are amazing and we were so blessed that Nova IVF was there for us! Thank you again!"

    Tanya Y.
  • Yelp

    "Nova has changed our lives forever! We can't thank them enough for blessing us with 2 babies in 2 years! Everyone there is very professional & caring."

    Jennifer U.
  • Yelp

    "It is an understatement to say that our experience with Nova has been exceptional, a thousand 5 stars would not be enough!"

    Martina I.
  • Yelp

    "We are so grateful to Dr. Schmidt and his team at NOVA for making our dream of becoming a family a reality! The whole experience was surprisingly very smooth."

    Melody M.
  • Yelp

    "I think it is safe to say that my grandchildren (twins) would not be here without Dr. Schmidt and his excellence in helping my daughter and son-in-law."

    Sue A.
  • Yelp

    "Words could never express the deep gratitude we have for Dr. Schmidt and his dedicated staff."

    Shannon M.
  • Yelp

    "I cannot begin to express how wonderful every person at Nova IVF is. All the nurses, office staff and Dr. Schmidt are true professionals who really care about you."

    Erica E.
  • Yelp

    "My experience with Dr. Meera Shah at Nova was truly exceptional. This is a wonderful, organized practice that treats patients with respect and compassion."

    Jane R.
  • Yelp

    "After meeting Dr. Schmidt and his team, I understand why he's personally recommended by so many doctors. The team cares about each and every one of their patients."

    Jen J.
  • Yelp

    "My experience with Nova IVF was great! As a donor, my reason for yelping is the warmth Nova's staff showed me during my visits."

    Claire G.
  • Yelp

    "We are on second pregnancy with Dr. Schmidt and our baby making team at NOVA! We started with them in 2011 to achieve our first pregnancy and were successful."

    Dorothy B.
  • Yelp

    "Nova Clinic is the BEST of the best. This clinic is top notch & is in great demand for a reason! My husband and I are so very grateful for the wonderful experience!"

    Jacqueline B.
  • Yelp

    "There's always hope, and with Nova, the chance of success is sky high! We are eternally grateful to Dr. Schmidt and the staff at Nova!!"

    Stephanie M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Schmidt and his staff is not only the best of the best, they handle you with so much compassion and care. "

    Bela G.
  • Yelp

    "Nova IVF is the best team I have ever been to. From the check in staff, to the support staff to Dr. Schmidt, I cannot praise them enough."

    Alie S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Schmidt and his team are FANTASTIC. They are organized, professional, thoughtful, encouraging - our experience with them start to finish was incredibly positive."

    Amy P.
  • Yelp

    "My husband and I are extremely pleased with the outstanding services we received from NOVA and would highly recommend them to other couples considering IVF."

    Janet D.
  • Yelp

    "I wish I could give Dr. Schmidt and the entire team 10 starts. They gave us hope when we were almost ready to give up and search for other options."

    Di B.
2500 Hospital Dr, Building 7
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: 650-325-6682
Fax: 650-968-6682
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