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UPMC Post-COVID Pulmonary Recovery Care

Following a COVID-19 diagnosis, some people continue to have problems and persistent symptoms.

If you're struggling to recover from respiratory issues after COVID-19, the UPMC Post-COVID-19 pulmonary recovery care team may be able to help. Our service is part of UPMC Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

What Happens During Post-COVID Pulmonary Recovery Care?

Pulmonary rehab is a medically supervised program that includes exercise training and health education that aims to:

  • Manage breathing concerns
  • Increase stamina
  • Improve your quality of life

The process starts by having a consult with a lung doctor (pulmonologist).

Based on that visit, the doctor may schedule follow-up appointments or refer you to pulmonary rehab to improve lung function.

There, a Post-COVID pulmonary recovery care team includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and physical therapists who:

  • Works to better understand the long-term impact of the virus.
  • Diagnoses and treats those who still have breathing problems for more than three months after a COVID-19 infection.
  • Provides support as you heal from COVID-19.

Who Can Get Post-COVID Care?

Anyone who still has the following symptoms after three or more months since their COVID recovery may be eligible for care:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive issues (also known as brain fog)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Weakness
  • Autonomic instability

Our Locations

You need a referral from your PCP to make an appointment for post-COVID care.

Our office consult locations are:

UPMC Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-988-5864

PinnacleHealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation
2808 Old Post Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717-920-4522

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