Comprehensive Care After COVID-19
Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center
COVID-19 can affect many different systems in the body, and patients who have recovered from the virus may continue to have symptoms and/or may develop new complications related to having been infected. Northwestern Medicine has assembled a team of specialists in the Comprehensive COVID-19 Center who can address each patient’s unique needs.
The center will help guide future long-term care for patients recovering from COVID-19. It will also connect patients with comprehensive, convenient and coordinated care from a team of specialists in the following areas as needed:
- Infectious Diseases
- Social Work
Additional specialties will be added as we continue to gain understanding of COVID-19 and its long-term effects.
Long-Term Symptoms Treated
The Comprehensive COVID-19 Center welcomes patients who have symptoms related to COVID-19 beyond 30 days from the initial onset of illness or the last COVID-19 positive test. These include:
- Persistent fevers or fatigue
- Neurological symptoms, such as brain fog, headache, dizziness or insomnia
- Persistent cough or shortness of breath
- Cardiovascular conditions, such as myocarditis and arrhythmia
- Dysautonomia, a disorder of the autonomic nervous system that controls nonvoluntary physical processes such as heart rate, breathing and bladder function
- Pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis or clotting issues
- Kidney damage, which can lead to protein, blood or albumin in the urine
- Persistent nausea and diarrhea
- New prediabetes or diabetes
- New thyroid disorder
You do not need a primary care physician or insurance to seek treatment at this center. In addition, through telehealth, patients from across the U.S. can access care via phone or video conference.
For more information on the Comprehensive COVID-19 Center or to schedule an appointment, call 312.926.9900, TTY 312.926.6363.