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

Pulmonary

  • 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

Cardiac

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

Neurologic

  • Brain fog
  • Headaches, fatigue and neuropathy
  • Dysautonomia

Rehabilitation

  • Graded exercise programs
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy

GI

  • Nausea, bloating and abdominal pain

Rheumatology

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Muscle weakness

Sleep

  • Insomnia and poor sleep

 

Related Conditions

 

Related Programs


Doctors

 

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 25 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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