Ballad Health, an integrated healthcare system, has opened the new Center for Post-Covid-19 Care, for patients suffering with post-Covid-19 symptoms.
The centre, which is currently in its initial phase, will operate as a virtual care model where it will assign patients with navigator to help coordinate between primary and specialty care providers across a range of services.
The services include pulmonary rehabilitation, behavioural health, cardiovascular care and support groups.
Through the new centre, Ballad Health expects to provide a complete spectrum of services, including care navigation and case management, for post-Covid-19 patients.
The company will also partner with other institutions to better understand post-Covid-19 care and foster research and learning opportunities.
Furthermore, it plans to increase awareness to healthcare providers, patients and community members of this condition.
Ballad Health Medical Associates physiatrist Paul Jett said: “Highly-regarded healthcare leaders such as Mount Sinai in New York, Penn Medicine and others are all developing multi-specialty models of care that focus on Post-Covid-19 recovery – and now, our Center for Post-Covid-19 Care is joining them to embark on this next phase in Covid-19 treatment and research and collaboration for the future.”
According to a study, over half of 60 Covid-19 survivors who had been hospitalised still have neurological symptoms including memory loss, vision problems and mood issues.
Ballad Health population health and behavioural health chief medical officer Shari Rajoo said: “Providing a service focused on Post-Covid-19 syndrome is essential to helping our communities. The Center for Post-Covid-19 Care will provide the navigation and clinical services to those who need it most, and our offering for this population will evolve as knowledge of the syndrome increases over time.”