Post-COVID-19 Clinic

If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, it’s important to continue to watch your health closely. The short- and long-term effects it can have on your body are still not clear.

Providers at University of Iowa Health Care Post-COVID-19 Clinic deliver ongoing care for anyone who has recovered from COVID-19. Our clinic sees patients who had COVID-19 and continue to be symptomatic for weeks and months after.

We’re Iowa’s only clinic dedicated to caring for people who recovered from COVID-19.

What to expect at your first appointment

Any adult who can send their positive COVID-19 test laboratory documentation or has an antibody test showing a COVID-19 infection prior to scheduling can be seen in the clinic.

Patients who continue to experience symptoms 4-6 weeks after having COVID-19 must be evaluated in person.

At your first appointment, we’ll conduct a thorough physical examination and health history assessment to help spot the signs of complications related to COVID-19.

If you have respiratory symptoms, you may also have the following tests ordered:

  • CT scan of the chest
  • Full pulmonary function test

The first appointment is comprehensive and generally lasts several hours.

Our clinic is a starting point to determine the effects of COVID-19 on each patient. If we discover any signs of illness, we’ll create a treatment plan for you, or we’ll refer you to a specialist who can provide the best care for your condition.

We also recommend a follow-up appointment after your first appointment. You will work with a provider to make a decision that is best for your health. You can make an additional appointment any time you feel you need care.

When you return for your follow-up appointment, you may be seen by any provider on our Post-COVID-19 Clinic team.

Referrals to specialists

After your initial appointment, you may be referred to a UI Health Care specialist or a provider in your local community.

Some patients may need to be seen by a UI Health Care pulmonologist for airway damage, and others will experience symptoms outside of the lungs. We have providers for all types of care.

Patients may be referred for the following areas:

  • Further evaluation from specialists
    • Neurology
    • Cardiology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation therapy
    • Pulmonary rehabilitation
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy
  • Mental health services, including:
    • Neuropsychology
    • Counseling, Beahvioral Health Clinic
  • Sleep study

Our team of providers work with other specialists at leading medical institutions around the world who are focused on caring for patients who continue to have symptoms despite having recovered from COVID-19. They share the latest information about the care of patients who suffer from post-COVID-19 or long COVID-19.

Patients who receive care at our clinic may be eligible to participate in clinical trials and the latest treatments as they become available.

This clinic continues to adapt to the needs of our community with the goal of delivering the best care for our patients.

To schedule your visit, call 1-319-384-8442 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Ask to be seen in the Post COVID-19 Clinic.

Care Team