Baylor opens clinic for COVID-19 'long-haulers' in Houston

Baylor opened a clinic for patients experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms at Baylor Medicine McNair Campus. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Baylor opened a clinic for patients experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms at Baylor Medicine McNair Campus. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

Baylor opened a clinic for patients experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms at Baylor Medicine McNair Campus. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

Baylor College of Medicine has opened a Post COVID Care Clinic for those who continue to experience aftereffects of COVID-19.

Located at the Baylor Medicine McNair Campus at 7200 Cambridge St., Houston, the clinic will provide patients treatment for the lingering symptoms or new side effects after having the virus. People who have these long-term effects, known as "long-haulers," experience symptoms that are a continuation of the initial infection. Some never experience major symptoms while having the virus but can develop new symptoms after recovery.

“We believe that patients experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19 need a dedicated, multidisciplinary approach to their care that will help them on the path to recovery,” said Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor of medicine in the section of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Baylor in a March 16 news release. “This clinic will provide care that is comprehensive but personalized by focusing on each patient experience and condition to facilitate meaningful recovery.”

The clinic will provide a questionnaire that will assess how COVID-19 has affected the patient, followed by a visit with a pulmonary specialist who will provide an evaluation and a personalized management plan.

The clinic offers both in-person and virtual appointments, though in person is recommended so clinicians can perform a thorough assessment and exam.

Those interested in the Post COVID Care Clinic can make an appointment by calling 713-798-2400.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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