Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program
The Post-COVID Recovery Program at the Winchester Chest Clinic provides comprehensive evaluation of persistent respiratory symptoms related to prior SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19). These symptoms may include shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, or change in exercise tolerance. Initial visits include consultation with our one of our pulmonary physicians, full pulmonary function tests to assess lung performance, and functional assessment by our physical therapy team. We collaborate with other subspecialty physician experts across the institution to address other post-COVID symptoms and complications, including changes in memory/concentration, cardiac (heart) abnormalities, blood clotting disorders, and mood changes.
Physician referrals and self-referrals may be entered in the EPIC electronic medical record or sent via fax to the Winchester Chest Clinic (p.203-785-4198, f.203-737-5453)
Appointments and Locations
Patients may be referred to the Winchester Chest Clinic’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program (“REF94” in EPIC, or fax 203-737-5453) by their inpatient or outpatient providers. It is helpful if “post-covid symptoms” are indicated in the reason for referral. We also encourage patients to self-refer by contacting our clinic at 203-785-4198 and asking for our referrals team.
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