Comprehensive Care After COVID-19

Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center

Dr. Marc Sala and Dr. Joe Bailey with a patientEven after your body has cleared the virus that causes COVID-19, you may continue to have symptoms. You also may develop new health issues related to having had COVID-19.

If you are 18 or older and have ongoing symptoms of COVID-19, you have access to a team of specialists who can help you. The goal of the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center is to guide your long-term care while you recover from COVID-19.

Our coordinators will first connect you with the right physician for your most severe symptoms. Then, our team will schedule multiple appointments with other specialists if needed.

Care is available at clinics across Northwestern Medicine. Your team will include a group of medical professionals who communicate with each other to coordinate your care. The center is not a single location: That means we can connect you with the specialists located closest to where you live and work.

Through the Comprehensive COVID-19 Center, you will have access to specialists in the following areas, as needed:

  • Pulmonology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology

Long-Term Symptoms Treated

The Comprehensive COVID-19 Center welcomes patients who have COVID-19 symptoms that last 30 days from the beginning of their COVID-19 illness or their last positive COVID-19 test.

Symptoms may include:

  • Fevers
  • Tiredness
  • Brain fog
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart conditions, such as inflammation of the heart, irregular heartbeat, or fast or slow heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Bladder issues
  • Blood clots in the lung or veins, or blood-clotting issues
  • Kidney damage
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • New prediabetes or diabetes
  • New thyroid disorder

Make an Appointment

Specialists in the Comprehensive COVID-19 Center are located in clinics across Northwestern Medicine sites. Appointment locations may vary by the type of physician you see. You may need to visit more than one location for care.

You do not need a primary care physician or a referral to have treatment at this center. If you do have a primary care physician, specialists in the center will work with them throughout your treatment.

If you do not live in the Chicago area, you still may be able to get care from certain specialists at the center. Anyone in the United States may have access to care by phone or video conference.

For more information on the Comprehensive COVID-19 Center, and to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment, call 312.926.9900 (TTY: 711).