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Post-COVID Recovery Care

Are you a B.C. health-care provider wondering about supports for patients living with persistent and disabling post-COVID symptoms?

The Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network can help. The Network offers clinical care, patient and provider education, and research to health-care providers caring for patients experiencing post-COVID symptoms.

This page provides health-care providers with a centralized resource for the latest evidence and recommendations for managing post-COVID symptoms.

Clinical care

The post-COVID recovery clinics provide the following services:

 

Clinical care: Coordinated care, in-person or using videoconferencing. Care is provided by:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Referrals to specialist doctors e.g. neurologists, cardiologists etc. are available as needed

Patient education: Virtual group education sessions, facilitated by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and social workers.


Group and/or 1:1 therapy (physiotherapy, occupational therapy) as needed.


Option to contribute to biobank, a secure repository of samples (e.g., blood) and information volunteered by patients for scientists to use for research. 


More information about referring patients to the clinics is in the accordion below.

To refer a patient to the Post COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network (the Network), please fill out the referral form (PDF) and fax it to Post-COVID Central Triage at 604-806-8809.

 

You can refer patients with persistent symptoms for more than three (3) months following a presumed or confirmed COVID-19 illness. Symptoms must be limiting your patient's ability to function in daily life.

 

A nurse from Central Triage will contact your patient directly to review and assess their case. The nurse will determine the appropriate level of services required to support your patient's recovery. Note: Not all patients will need a clinic visit.

For information: post-COVID-ICCN@phsa.ca


Education/resources


  • Free, virtual learning community.
  • One-hour sessions are offered monthly.
  • Instructive and case-based learning
  • Learn approaches to care for your post-COVID patients.

To register for upcoming sessions or watch recordings of past sessions, visit the BC ECHO page.


"It provided me with a better understanding of likely experience of clients & how to support them in recovery" – BC ECHO participant



This pathway is posted as a tool on BC Pathways. Please note that some of the links are internal on Pathways and will require a login to access.

Provincial Post-COVID-19 Recovery Pathway  

 Purpose of resources
 
http://www.phsa.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/post-covid-19-care resources and guidelines are designed to support equitable, best practice care for people living with long COVID. The materials can be divided into two main categories:
  • Resources to support people living with long COVID in their recovery. 
  • Resources and guidelines to support health care providers caring for people living with long COVID.
 http://www.phsa.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/post-covid-19-care clinical staff developed and reviewed the guidelines and resources based on the best information available at the time of publication. Refer to www.phsa.ca/postCOVID for the most recent versions.
 
Restrictions on guideline use
 
Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network guidelines and resources can be downloaded for personal, clinical, non-commercial use only. No reproduction by or for commercial organizations, or for commercial purposes, is allowed without the permission of the Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network. To request permission, e-mail post-COVID-ICCN@phsa.ca.
 
When referencing one of Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network’s guidelines or resources, use the following format: Name of guideline/resource, year. Available from: www.phsa.ca/postCOVID.


Research

The Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network coordinates patient-oriented research that leads to rapid learning and data-sharing to improve care. There are opportunities for both researchers and patients to get involved in post-COVID research to support people living with symptoms.

For Researchers

For Patients


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