Experts at NYU Langone’s Post-COVID Care Program provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for people who are experiencing long-term symptoms or other lasting health impacts after COVID-19 infection.
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Many people recover completely from the disease. But some people have persistent COVID-19 symptoms or develop new health problems in the weeks or months after contracting the virus. This can happen even if they had only mild symptoms initially or showed no signs of infection. This condition is sometimes referred to as “long COVID” or “long-haul COVID.” In the medical community it is known as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, or PASC.
Some of the common long-term symptoms people experience after COVID-19 include the following:
COVID-19 is an infection that can affect different areas of the body, including the lungs, heart, kidneys, brain, and muscles. Because of this, some people may develop other health conditions or serious complications, such as pulmonary fibrosis, heart problems, kidney problems, stroke, seizures, cognitive and memory issues, or weakness that limits physical activity.
Because COVID-19 is a new disease, many healthcare providers may not have experience with these persistent or new health conditions as they relate to COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, NYU Langone doctors have treated large numbers of people with COVID-19. This has allowed us to collect significant volumes of data quickly. This experience, along with our focus on these long-term symptoms, have given our team the skills and experience necessary to understand and address their impact on your health.
Our Post-COVID Care Program specialists, including primary care doctors, pulmonologists, cardiologists, neurologists, mental health professionals, and physiatrists—doctors who specialize in rehabilitation medicine—collaborate to create a personalized treatment plan for you. We use the most sophisticated diagnostic tools and treatments, including medical and lifestyle options. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and coordinated care that supports your recovery and overall health and wellbeing.
At NYU Langone, our experts have been on the front lines of the pandemic, from caring for the first patients to testing COVID-19 vaccines and advising health agencies. Our doctors have gained valuable experience and insights that guide the care we provide.
We evaluate and treat people ages 18 and older who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or related health problems persisting at least 4 weeks after the initial infection. We do not require proof of a COVID-19 diagnosis to make an appointment with our program.
Your first visit with the Post-COVID Care Program is a video visit with a nurse practitioner, who takes your health history and discusses your symptoms with you. Based on this information, we schedule an appointment with the appropriate specialists, who complete a full evaluation to determine the severity and scope of your symptoms and create a treatment plan.
NYU Langone experts have led the field in advancing our understanding of COVID-19. When you receive care through the Post-COVID Care Program, you may participate in our COVID-19 clinical trials and enroll in the NYU Langone COVID-19 registry. All of our research efforts aim to improve care and outcomes for people who have had COVID-19.