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Program & Goals

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.

The most common long-term symptoms include: shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, headaches, “brain fog” (reduced attention or memory), anxiety, and depression.

Our Team Approach

Your medical care will be led by a team based within the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine. Your provider will use state of the art evaluation and treatment methods based on the latest understanding of the disease.

What To Expect During Your Initial Evaluation

The initial assessment can be done in person (Chapel Hill, NC) or in your home or office via telemedicine.

A UNC COVID Recovery Clinic provider will gather specific information about your medical history and COVID illness, including assessing current symptoms, mood, thinking/memory, and physical endurance.

If needed, your provider will recommend and refer you for appropriate testing, therapies and other treatments, and discuss how to help you return to prior activities. Your provider can also refer you to additional UNC specialists who will help address your individual needs.

COVID Recovery Clinic Medical Directors

John M. Baratta, MD, MBA

Louise King, MD

For Appointments

To make an appointment, call 984-974-9747

To make a referral through EPIC or UNC CareLink, follow these instructions:

  • Place an order (referral) for: “Ambulatory Referral to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation”
  • For the department choose: “UNC PHYSICAL MEDICINE FORDHAM BLVD CHAPEL HILL”
    Note: Please also include the phrase “COVID Recovery Clinic”

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