Center for Post-COVID Care and Recovery

Many people recovering from COVID-19 suffer lingering effects following infection, both physical and emotional. The Center for Post-COVID Care and Recovery at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO, helps patients continue their recovery journey.


Clinic Services

  • Multidisciplinary team, including pulmonology, allergy & immunololgy, cardiac, electrophysiology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, neurology, rheumatology and sleep medicine
  • Physiologic, cardiac and neurological testing 
  • Imaging and laboratory testing
  • Rehabilitative, neurocognitive, and social support service
  • Research studies and clinical trials related to COVID-19
  • Patient support groups


Immediate Needs after Recovery

  • Control of persistent symptoms (cough, dyspnea)
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Post-discharge physical and emotional function
  • Issues relating to safe return-to-work and discontinuation of transmission-based precautions
  • Adequate nutrition, safe mobility and psychosocial support


Post COVID Conditions


  • Persistent symptoms - sob, cough, chest discomfort
  • Abnormal lung functions and impaired DLCO
  • Persistent radiographic abnormalities or scarring/fibrosis
  • Reduced effort tolerance and post-exertional malaise


  • Inappropriate tachycardia, palpitations, chest pain
  • myocarditis and arrhythmias
  • Abnormal EKG, echo, Holter


  • Brain fog
  • Headaches, fatigue and neuropathy
  • Dysautonomia


  • Graded exercise programs
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy


  • Nausea, bloating and abdominal pain


  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Muscle weakness


  • Insomnia and poor sleep


Related Conditions


Related Programs



Clinical Trials

Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses

  • Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 26 consecutive years

  • Ranked in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS

  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly

  • Among the top 6% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials

  • 123-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

Searching For Answers

The second time Lillian Downs got COVID-19, she came to National Jewish Health. When infectious disease expert Jared Eddy, MD, saw Lillian before an antibody infusion, he realized that she needed a more extensive evaluation.

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