Our clinic is a respiratory-led clinic providing support to patients experiencing persistent symptoms caused by Covid-19 and are at least 12 weeks post the acute phase of the infection.
Inter-professional Outpatient Programs (IPOP) have been established to address COVID symptoms in patients where their symptoms last longer than 12 weeks. The IPOP clinics will provide medical and/or rehabilitation supports and services based on each patient’s needs by connecting primary care, specialty medicine, and allied health professionals. The IPOP teams are comprised of Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physicians, Registered Nurses (RNs), and Allied Health Professionals who will develop/collaborate on and/or oversee patients’ care plans.
People with long COVID report experiencing different combinations of the following symptoms: fatigue, difficulty thinking (“brain fog”), cognitive changes, headache, loss of smell/taste, dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, dyspnea, ongoing cough, joint/muscle pain, fever, depression, and anxiety. Symptoms often get worse after physical or mental activity.
More information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.