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WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program

WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program

WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program

Post-COVID-19 Care for Ongoing Recovery

The Tri-State area has been one of the hardest hit in the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, an increasing number of people who became ill from the coronavirus continue to deal with issues surrounding their physical, mental and emotional health and quality of life. Sometimes referred to as “post-Covid syndrome” this is a very real health issue. And, it is treatable.

Request an Appointment | Call 914.592.2400

If you or a loved one are dealing with lingering symptoms after a known or suspected COVID-19 infection, the WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program may offer a path to a fuller recovery. The program is located in Hawthorne, NY – easily accessible to residents of the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Connecticut.

WMCHealth is well-prepared to offer post-COVID-19 recovery services. Our physicians and nurses gained significant experience treating COVID-19 patients. And, we were one of the first New York healthcare systems to launch both COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing.

COVID-19 Symptoms That Can Stick Around

The long-term effects of a COVID-19 infection can include symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Muscle weakness and joint pain
  • Impact to the heart, lungs, brain, and blood cells
  • Mental “fogginess,” confusion, anxiety, depression

High-Risk Conditions for COVID-19 Complications

While anyone who has had COVID-19 – regardless of age or severity of illness – is at risk for the longer-term effects, the risk appears to be higher for individuals that:

  • Have diabetes
  • Are obese
  • Have lung, heart, kidney, or liver disease
  • Have a compromised immune system
  • Are a resident of a nursing homes or long-term care facility
  • Were on a ventilator, experienced delirium, or developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) while hospitalized for a COVID-19 infection

We Can Help. Tailored Post-COVID-19 Treatment Plan Led by Expert Providers

  • When you have an appointment with the Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program, a primary care doctor will give you a physical exam and review your COVID-19 history.
  • Then, a clinical patient navigator will be assigned to guide you through a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs for specialized care.
  • The program provides patients with access to Westchester Medical Center physicians with expertise in primary care, pulmonology (lungs), cardiology (heart), nephrology (kidneys), psychiatry (mental and emotional health), radiology, and other specialties as needed.

Post-COVID-19 Care Is Here.

Our WMCHealth physicians who evaluate you will follow up with your regular doctor to coordinate your ongoing treatment and recovery plan. If you don’t already have a primary care doctor, we can help you establish an ongoing relationship with one of our providers. 

Contact Us Now to Schedule an Evaluation

To schedule an evaluation or refer a patient, please call 914.592.2400 or request an appointment online.

Can a Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program Help Your Ongoing Recovery?

Growing evidence suggests that a COVID-19 infection can result in physical, mental and emotional symptoms that can linger long after an initial infection. WMCHealth has established a multidisciplinary program that offers a path to a fuller recovery for those who have ongoing health issues from a COVID-19 infection.

Below are a few questions to help you decide if making an appointment for evaluation with the Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program may be helpful for you:

  1. Did you or someone close to you have a COVID-19 exposure, or test positive for COVID-19?
  2. Did you have any symptoms or become ill at that time?
  3. If yes, do you still have any symptoms or feel that you are not fully recovered physically or mentally?
  4. Do you have any other health conditions that you are concerned about following your COVID-19 infection?
  5. Have you seen a primary care doctor to see if you need follow-up care?

If you feel that you are having ongoing health issues during your recovery from a COVID-19 infection, our team is here to help you.

Our WMCHealth physicians will evaluate your condition and follow up with your regular doctor to coordinate your ongoing treatment and recovery plan. If you don’t already have a primary care physician, we can help you establish an ongoing relationship with one of our providers.

We encourage you to contact the WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program at 914.592.2400or request an evaluation that can be scheduled quickly and conveniently.

WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program In the News

March 15, 2023
Advancing Care | Post-COVID Syndrome Patients: How Are They Now?

March 31, 2022
News 12 Westchester | Westchester Medical Center study finds COVID long-haulers suffer memory, cognitive issues

March 29, 2022
Published Study Showed Long COVID-19 Syndrome Patients Had Cognitive Deficits

February 16, 2022
Spectrum News 1 | COVID-19 long-haulers find hope in Westchester recovery program

February 9, 2022
Managed Healthcare Executive | No Giving It Short Shrift: COVID-19 Can Be a Long Haul

December 8, 2021
Repertoire | Long COVID: The Pandemic's Sequel

December 8, 2021
Barron's | Where Are the Workers? Millions Are Sick With ‘Long Covid.’

August 24, 2021
The Journal News | Comes in waves': COVID long haulers and their doctors explain challenges of illness

February 15, 2021
Hudson Valley Magazine | Advancing Care: Knowing Where to Turn

January 7, 2021
ABC7: Peeling hands, fatigue, brain fog: COVID-19 side effects last for months for some patients

December 7, 2020
Westchester Medical Center Starts Post-COVID Recovery Program For Patients Suffering Side Effects Months After Illness

November 13, 2020
Westchester Magazine:  Delaying Care: The Flip Side of COVID-19 in Westchester

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