Waterbury HEALTH is brining comprehensive care to COVID-19 patients with a new post COVID-19 Clinic. This is the first clinic providing comprehensive care for pateints affected by COVID-19 in greater Waterbury.
Most patients who’ve had COVID-19 do well and recover within a few weeks, but for some, including patients who did not seek care in the hospital and who’ve had mild versions of the disease — continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. These patients, sometimes described as “long haulers,” need additional care for symptoms that linger over time including:
- Shortness of breath
- Joint pain
- Chest pain
Other long-term signs and symptoms may include:
- Muscle pain or headache
- Fast or pounding heartbeat
- Loss of smell or taste
- Memory, concentration or sleep problems
- Rash or hair loss
The Post COVID-19 clinic will be in Waterbury Hospital’s Cardio-Pulmonary Department. As part of screening and care, patients will be able to get pulmonary function testing, cardiac, and neuro testing and other help, their care coordinated in one place. For providers and patients this means a more comprehensive approach to care.
Patients may seek care in the clinic include:
Patients who received COVID-19 care in the hospital
Patents who did not require a hospitalization but have lingering respiratory symptoms for more than two months.
Patients can self-refer by calling the clinic directly at: 203-573-7074.
About Waterbury HEALTH
Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury Surgery Center, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home Greater Waterbury Imaging Center and Access Rehab Centers, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.