Vasectomy in Vero Beach, Florida:
serving Indian River, Brevard, and St. Lucie Counties
(Sebastian, Melbourne, Ft. Pierce, and nearby communities)

 

Heron Pointe Medical Center (HPMC) Suite 1

HPMC Suite 1 is the office of Dr. Noor Merchant, who was kind enough to allow Dr. Doug Stein to use his office until he sold his practice to a doctor group who uses the facility fulltime. Starting on October 10, 2014, Dr. Stein will be performing vasectomies in Port. St. Lucie periodically (on certain Friday mornings). For exact dates, see Dr. Stein's Outfield Schedule. The fee is $490. A deposit of $100 is required to be scheduled (see below). The counseling process can be done online by (1) reviewing Dr. Stein's vasectomy page, and (2) viewing the online counseling video. So only one visit is required, but you will have Dr. Stein's office, home, and cell phone numbers so that you can always reach him if you have questions after your procedure. You will also be given a mailer, so that you can send a semen sample to Dr. Stein's Tampa office 12 weeks after your vasectomy to be sure that your semen is sperm-free.

Dr. Merchant's office  is Suite 1 within the Heron Pointe Medical Center at

1880 37th Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32960
If you must contact the office for directions or to say you will be late, please try Dr. Stein's cell phone: 813-390-3032.

Directions:

From local coastal communities to the south (Ft. Pierce), take US-1 (State Road 5) north past downtown Vero Beach to 37th Street. Heron Pointe Medical Center is on the northeast corner of the intersection of US-1 with 37th Street (Barber Avenue). Do not turn onto 37th Street, but rather go through the intersection and turn right onto 37th Place just beyond HPMC (see the photos below).


View of HPMC as you approach on US-1 from the south

From local coastal communities to the north (Sebastian), take US-1 (State Road 5) south to 37th Street. The entry into the Heron Pointe Medical Center from the north is a little tricky because, if you go south to the intersection of US-1 and 37th Street and turn left (eastbound) onto 37th Street, you will not be able to turn into the HPMC. (Only cars on 37th Street that are westbound can enter.)

So turn left one street before the 37th Street traffic light onto 37th Place, then
proceed along the back side of the HPMC, and turn right at the end of the complex.

From distant communities to the north and south, take I-95 to Exit 147. Go east on State Road 60. To avoid the traffic lights and congestion of downtown Vero Beach, it is much easier to go around town to the north. Travel on State Road 60 3.3 miles from I-95 to 66th Avenue (County Road 615). Turn left (north) on 66th Avenue and drive 2 miles north to 41st Street (also known as County Road 630 and S. Gifford Road). Turn right (east) on 41st Street and drive 3.4 miles to US-1. Turn right (south) on US-1 and drive 0.5 miles to the small road on the left just before the 37th Street traffic light. Then follow the photos directly above.HPMC on 37th Street.
Alternatively, you may stay on State Road 60 to Atlantic Boulevard (see map), which will lead past the Indian River County Health Department to 26th Street which will lead to US-1.
From the south, you may save a few miles if you get off I-95 at Exit 138. Take Indrio Road 2.2 miles east to Emerson Avenue (27th Avenue), then turn left (north) and take Emerson all the way to Atlantic Boulevard (about 8.4 miles). Turn right on Atlantic. It is 0.5 miles to the Health Department, then you may continue on 26th Street to US-1, then turn left and go north to HPMC at 37th Street.

From the barrier island communities across the Indian River to the east, take the State Road 60 (Beachland Boulevard) Bridge or the State Road 656 (East Causeway Boulevard) Bridge (not shown on the map above) to Indian River Boulevard (County Road 603). Go right (north) on Indian River Boulevard to 37th Street. Turn left (west) on 37th Street and drive 1 mile to the HPMC on your right.

View of HPMC as you approach on 37th Street from the east.
To schedule ...
Call Dr. Stein's office toll-free 866-VAS-TIME (866-827-8463). Staff is available to take your call between 9 and 6:00, M-F. During other hours, or if you get a recording because someone else is on the line, you may leave a message and his staff will return your call.

When you arrive at the Vero Beach location, you will be asked to provide demographic and health history information as you are at any doctor's office. You may now register online before your visit. The benefits are numerous and listed in our On-line Registration Page.

Fees
The fee is $490.
A deposit of $100 is required to be scheduled, unless your vasectomy is covered under Title 10 through a county health department, in which case a deposit is not required. The deposit is fully refundable until 7 calendar days prior to the appointed vasectomy date, non-refundable thereafter for either cancellation or postponement. The deposit can be paid by providing a VISA/MasterCard number to Dr. Stein's Tampa office (813-972-1365 or 866-827-8463) or by mailing a check or money order payable to Douglas G. Stein, MD to his Tampa office (Douglas G. Stein, MD, PA; 3000 E Fletcher Avenue; Suite 330; Tampa, FL 33613). The balance of the fee ($390) is due on the day of the vasectomy, payable by cash or check. Credit cards are not accepted at this site, but you may prepay with Visa or MasterCard by calling your card number to the Tampa office (813-972-1365) during office hours: 9 AM - 6 PM Monday - Friday.  Friday vasectomy dates are listed in our Outfield Schedule Page. Some insurance plans (those with which Dr. Stein is a contracted provider) are accepted, but call your carrier and ask the questions here. All patients receive a properly coded receipt that they can submit to their insurance carriers, where applicable, for reimbursement.
Financial Aid
If you have no health insurance and your income is low, you may qualify for financial aid under Title 10 from the Indian River County Health Department, from the Brevard County Health Department, or from the St. Lucie County Health Department. Click for details.