Rush’s multidisciplinary post-COVID care clinic is dedicated to helping people who are struggling with aftereffects of COVID-19.
The Rush Approach to Post-COVID Care
In this past year, we have learned how to treat COVID-19 more effectively and many people are able to recover fully from COVID-19. However, we’re also now seeing that some people are facing long-lasting health effects of COVID-19.
That’s why Rush has established a post-COVID care clinic at Rush University Medical Center. Our expert team understands that there are many unknowns when it comes to life after COVID-19. And we are dedicated to guiding you through every step of your care. At the clinic, you will work closely with our patient navigator who will help coordinate your care and connect you with a team of providers dedicated to helping you get back to health.
The post-COVID care clinic does not offer COVID-19 testing or antibody testing.
Is This Clinic Right for You?
Currently, we are seeing people who have had COVID-19 are experiencing one or more aftereffects of COVID (sometimes referred to as COVID long haulers). These symptoms may include he following:
- Hard-to-control blood sugar, particularly for people who have diabetes
- Pneumonia and other respiratory conditions
- Kidney dysfunction
- Blood clotting disorders
- Brain fog and other cognitive challenges
What to Expect at the Clinic?
When you come to the clinic, you will work closely with your patient navigator. The navigator will connect you to with our social worker who will evaluate your physical, social and emotional concerns and needs. You will also meet with our post-COVID care pharmacist who will review your medications to help guide your care team’s recommendations.
From there, we will connect you with the right specialists who will tailor your care plan to address aftereffects of COVID you are experiencing. Some of the specialists you may work with include the following:
- Allergists for medication and environmental allergies
- Cardiologists for heart problems
- Endocrinologists for issues with your blood sugar
- Pulmonologists for respiratory issues
- Hematologists for blood and clotting disorders
- Neurologists and neuropsychiatrists for cognitive issues
- Nephrologists for kidney dysfunction
- Physical medicine specialists for issues with physical mobility
- Psychologists for social, emotional and psychological challenges
Further, one of the most effective ways to manage your health after COVID is to establish a strong relationship with your primary care provider. We will coordinate your care with your provider — and, if you don’t have a primary care provider, we will connect you with one.
Excellence in Post-COVID Care
- A leader in COVID-19 care: Rush has been a national leader in caring for patients with COVID-19. Our care teams have treatments that are now being used across the country to help improve outcomes for patients who have COVID-19. Here, you will be receiving the best possible care for this novel disease from a dedicated to improving health outcomes.
- Research opportunities: Researchers at Rush are actively involved in studies that are looking at the long-term effects of COVID-19, as well as treatments and therapies to address these effects. Patients in the post-COVID clinic will have an opportunity to participate in these studies, which may give you access to treatments that are not widely available. Participating in these studies also allows you to play a role in helping the health care community at large determine new and effective ways to fight COVID-19 across the world.