Read about the Network, and the experiences of those who have engaged with us, below.
In partnership with the regional health authorities, research organizations, and patients across B.C., PHSA’s Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network supports clinical care, education and research to help people with persistent symptoms of COVID-19.
People with long COVID have access to balanced and sustainable support from BC's health-care system.
Enabling a person-centered, provincial network that provides access to post-COVID recovery resources and research opportunities.
The network’s mandate is to provide care and support to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and who experience persistent symptoms.
This work puts B.C. at the forefront of a global effort to gain new knowledge and provide coordinated care for people with Long COVID. It provides leadership in post-COVID-19 care that is founded on evidence from research.
The work of the Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network is:
- Patient informed: Patients who have recovered from persistent symptoms of COVID-19 and patients at high risk of serious disease have been a fundamental part of the network from the beginning.
- Interdisciplinary: Post-COVID-19 Recovery Clinics bring different perspectives and expertise to patients’ care and treatment plans, including physicians, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
- Collaborative: All of the team members work to collaborate with patients, and with primary care providers (doctors and nurse practitioners) in the community.
- Research and evidence-based: Our research coordination working group oversees research budgets, patient registries and biobanks. This ensures that research activities are rigorous, relevant to patients and communities, and embedded in a research programme that will result in better results for patients and cost-savings to the system.
- Supportive: Our education working group develops the resources to ensure that patients and families understand their condition as well the services available to them from the health care system.
Established in fall 2020, the Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network includes clinicians, academics, and patients who provide leadership to the post-COVID-19 recovery clinics by strengthening collaboration, developing clinical best practices, and enhancing access to care. PHSA provides provincial oversight and support to the network.
Through proactive planning and outreach, the network has partnerships with patients, academic organizations, health-care agencies, and health authority partners across the British Columbia.
Our partners include:
- BC health authorities: Fraser Health, Providence Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Northern Health, Interior Health, Island Health
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- BC Ministry of Health
- BC Renal
- Divisions of Family Practice: Patient Attachment Initiative
- First Nations Health Authority
- Michael Smith Health Research BC
- PHSA Office of Virtual Health
- PSS Pathway
- Rural Coordination Centre of BC
- Shared Care BC
- Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Science
- University of British Columbia, Faculties of Medicine and Nursing and the School of Population and Public Health
Learn more about how the Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network is helping patients recover and get back to living their normal lives.