Some people who have had COVID-19 continue to have symptoms long after they had the infection. These individuals are sometimes referred to as "long-haulers" or those who have had symptoms from COVID for a long time. For example, some people who had COVID may experience long-lasting tiredness, headaches, shortness of breath and other symptoms.
UI Health's Post-COVID Clinic brings together an expert team of doctors to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. From neurologists who treat concerns like headaches and concentration problems to pulmonologists who treat concerns like breathing difficulties, our team of doctors work together to help you on your COVID recovery.
You'll work directly with a care navigator who will help you schedule appointments and follow-up with your team of doctors.
Is the Post-COVID Clinic right for me?
Before seeing one of our specialists, you'll first meet with a primary care physician who will listen to and assess your concerns and symptoms. After this appointment, your primary care physician will determine if you may benefit from the specialized services offered through the Post-COVID Clinic.
Typically, patients seen in the Post-COVID Clinic:
- Have been referred by a primary care physician
- Have COVID-related symptoms 30 or more days after having COVID
- Had a mild case of COVID but continue to have symptoms
- Are experiencing new, chronic conditions like depression, fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, shortness of breath, headaches, kidney problems, and more.
To determine if the Post-COVID Clinic is a good fit for you, schedule an appointment with one of our primary care doctors today.
Living with Long COVID
For people who had COVID-19 – many times those who had mild cases – still experience chronic symptoms like:
- Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
- Fatigue or weakness
- Kidney dysfunction
- Shortness of breath
- Lost of taste or smell
Doctors are continuing to learn more about the long-term effects of COVID and patients may be experiencing other chronic symptoms as well. By working with a team of specialists, patients can have their wide-ranging symptoms treated by several doctors working together.
UI Health physicians are dedicated to helping patients manage their chronic symptoms as a result of COVID-19. This includes both in-clinic visits and physician's participation in national research studies like the National Institutes of Health RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery) study.
To learn more about this study and post-COVID, visit recovercovid.org.
Long-term Post-COVID Care from a Team of Experts
When you start your care at the Post-COVID Clinic, you'll begin with an appointment with one of our primary care providers who will listen to your experience and work with you to decide what type of care you may benefit from. After this appointment, you'll work directly with a care navigator who will assist you in coordinating your care with your team of doctors. This includes appointment scheduling, insurance verifications, and other follow-up care.
Based on your assessment with one of our primary care doctors, you may be recommended to a doctor in one or several specialties.
Primary care physicians specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of general health issues. UI Health primary care physicians refer patients to doctors who specialize in specific diseases for further treatment.
Our pulmonary team with highly trained lung specialists, physicians, respiratory technicians, nurses, and certified educators treat a wide range of respiratory disorders including asthma, COPD, and others.
Our team of physicians and nurses treat patients with conditions and diseases of the kidney, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney transplantation, acute kidney failure, kidney stones, and immunological kidney diseases.
Our comprehensive team of neurologists and neurosurgeons are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of neurological disorders including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.
UI Health doctors focus on diseases and infections that may prevent body's immune system and immune response from working normally. Immune diseases include those referred to as autoimmune diseases, allergies, and cancer.
Rheumatologists at UI Health provide care to patients with a full spectrum of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases, including arthritis and allied conditions and disorders of connective tissue.
Current patients and referring providers, can call the Patient Care Navigator at 312. 996.9334.