Post COVID-19 Clinic

The University of Michigan Health Post-COVID-19 Clinic provides care to adult patients experiencing prolonged post-COVID symptoms. 

This clinic for adult patients is administered through our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation team. Children with prolonged post-COVID symptoms receive care from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Post-COVID Syndrome Clinic.

Post-COVID-19 Condition Symptoms

Patients who have had a COVID-19 infection – whether mild or severe, whether managed at home or requiring hospitalization – can experience a variety of symptoms for months afterwards, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Memory problems
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Insomnia
  • Brain fog
  • Spine or back pain

What to Expect at Your Clinic Visit

This program is designed to provide care in addition to care you receive from your primary care team or referring provider. We will be recommending self-management strategies, further evaluation, and/or medication options. Based on your symptoms, you may have up to three visits with a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation provider, including an initial meeting and two follow-up appointments to identify areas of improvement. The goal is for you to continue follow-up care with your primary care team using our recommendations. Depending on your symptoms, our recommendations may include physical, cognitive, and/or psychological treatment plans.

One of the primary types of treatment we provide for patients with prolonged symptoms after COVID-19 are our Post-COVID Recovery Groups. These groups are led by our team of neuropsychological and mental health care providers and equip patients with education, skills, and interventions to address their current symptoms and optimize quality of life. Over the course of 6 weeks (1 hour per week), participants will gain knowledge and awareness of factors that contribute to their post-COVID symptoms, from the evidence-based bio-psycho-social perspective. Patients will then be provided with clinical interventions and tools with the goal of learning and practicing behavior change, experiencing symptom reduction, and re-engagement in life.  

Referral Criteria for the Clinic: Who Can Be Seen At This Clinic

Patients must meet several criteria to be seen at the Post COVID-19 Clinic:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A history of lab-confirmed COVID-19 at least 3 months prior to the referral
  • Continued symptoms post acute COVID-19 infection
  • Referral from a primary care provider (or inpatient provider at discharge)

Important Resources for Ongoing Post-Covid Care Management

Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) Guide for Patients

This is an online resource, to support patients and PCPs working together to manage post COVID-19 symptom burden, also known as PASC (Post-Acute sequelae of COVID-19). The purpose of the guide is working together for continued management of symptoms and monitoring/tracking your improvement. Within the PASC Guide you will find information about specific symptoms, self-care recommendations and interventions for treating those symptoms and self-management tools for tracking process and symptom improvement. These may be helpful to share with your primary care provider during the duration of your post COVID-19 symptom experience.

Clinical Guidance for Referring Providers

If you are a referring provider seeking further clinical guidance around management of your patients’ care, please review the outpatient Evaluation and Treatment of PASC (Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19) guide. This treatment guide includes specific symptoms, work-up recommendations, PCP treatment interventions, and recommended referrals for further evaluation.

Requested Documentation at the Time of Referral

For referring providers:

We require the following information to be provided with the referral:

  • A lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 PCR test result with date of test (at-home antibody test results are currently not accepted)
  • Any tests, symptoms, or treatments during the acute COVID-19 infection
  • Any tests, symptoms, or treatments after the acute COVID-19 infection

As this is a recommendations-only clinic, it is helpful for the patient to have had some level of work-up done based on their specific symptoms prior to seeing us in clinic. Please refer to the PASC guide for recommendations on lab tests to order for an initial workup prior to referring to our clinic.

Contact Us

At this time, a referral is required from your primary care physician or inpatient provider to make an appointment. This ensures we receive all of the required documentation necessary to schedule a clinic visit.

Referring physicians can contact M-LINE at 800-962-3555.

For more information about the Adult Post COVID-19 Clinic, email PMR-RPN-PostCovid@med.umich.edu

Children with prolonged post-COVID symptoms receive care from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Post-COVID Syndrome Clinic.