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Photo of Drs Baratta and King in front of UNC HospitalUnder the leadership of PM&R department chair Joshua Alexander, MD, and assistant professor JM Baratta, MD, UNC PM&R has led the way for the creation of the UNC COVID-19 Recovery Clinic, a new and collaborative approach to serve the growing number of patients facing multiple health issues following their COVID-19 Infection.

The clinic is co-directed by UNC PM&R Assistant Professor, John M. Baratta, MD, and Louise King, MD, Assistant Professor, with the Department of Internal Medicine.

Recovery from COVID-19 is posing a new set of challenges for patients and physicians alike. Many survivors experience lingering symptoms throughout the body which can last for weeks, months, or longer. The UNC COVID Recovery Clinic serves as a central resource for COVID-19 survivors who have ongoing health effects after the initial infection.

Read news coverage about the clinic here:


Seizures, extreme fatigue: Children struggle with COVID-19 long-haul symptoms

She’s 8 and living with long haul COVID. ‘I can’t just be a kid.’

12-year-old getting treatment at UNC has been dealing with COVID effects for more than a year

‘Long haul’ COVID-19 may qualify as disability

At UNC’s COVID-19 recovery clinic, a 12-year-old girl is still battling symptoms a year later

‘This is life-changing’: Month after hospitalization, Moore Co. man struggles with long-haul COVID

Nearly 10 months later, Johnston County woman still dealing with COVID-19 symptom

The Long Haul: 10 Months After COVID, Symptoms Linger for Mom of 2

When COVID Doesn’t Go Away

As Vaccines Do Their Work, Focus Moves to Long Covid

Bloomberg News: Long Covid Exposes U.S. Health-Care Gaps as U.K. Sprints Ahead

North Carolina Academy of Family Medicine Podcast

Scientific American: New Long-Haul COVID Clinics Treat Mysterious and Ongoing Symptoms

PM&R Bringing Collaborative Care To COVID-19 Recovery Clinic

Hearts, brains, energy sapped: Long-COVID sufferers beg for answers

Dr Baratta presented “Post-Acute Sequela of COVID-19 Infection” for the North Carolina-Moldova Nursing Collaborative Webinar

I figured you were OK”: Black patients’ COVID symptoms more often dismissed, downplayed

For us COVID long-haulers, disease hardships could last years

‘It’s like I’m falling into dementia’: COVID effects linger for some NC long-haulers

CBS 17

8 months since testing positive, COVID-19 ‘long-hauler’ describes the daily struggle

UNC Health clinic treats COVID-19 long haulers

In It for the Long Haul