Last Updated: August 23, 2021
Patients who are considered recovered from a COVID-19 infection can continue to exhibit long lasting symptoms for weeks or months, such as breathing difficulties or feeling short-of-breath, loss of smell and taste, cognitive changes, and fatigue. These long lasting symptoms have been referred to as “post COVID” or “long COVID” and can impact physical and mental wellbeing, and increase use of health care resources.
Patients experiencing ongoing symptoms can apply self-management strategies using the resources and supports found on MyHealth.Alberta.ca or Getting Healthy after COVID-19. For individuals requiring additional rehabilitation, these self-management tools can be incorporated into a more targeted and/or personalized rehabilitation plan.
The resources below provide additional information to support your practice.
Refer patients for health services:
The below links are some key resources to support access and wayfinding to rehabilitation and recovery services.
AHS Staff & Health Professional COVID-19 Table - Recovery Resources