Rapid Design and Implementation of Post-COVID-19 Clinics

Lekshmi Santhosh, Brian Block, Soo Yeon Kim, Sarath Raju, Rupal J. Shah, Neeta Thakur, Emily Pfeil Brigham, Ann Marie Parker

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Survivors of COVID-19 are a vulnerable population, with complex needs because of lingering symptoms and complications across multiple organ systems. Those who required hospitalization or intensive care are also at risk for post-hospital syndrome and post-ICU syndromes, with attendant cognitive, psychological, and physical impairments, and high levels of health care utilization. Effective ambulatory care for COVID-19 survivors requires coordination across multiple subspecialties, which can be burdensome if not well coordinated. With growing recognition of these needs, post-COVID-19 clinics are being created across the country. We describe the design and implementation of multidisciplinary post-COVID-19 clinics at two academic health systems, Johns Hopkins and the University of California-San Francisco. We highlight components of the model which should be replicated across sites, while acknowledging opportunities to tailor offerings to the local institutional context. Our goal is to provide a replicable framework for others to create these much-needed care delivery models for survivors of COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-677
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • coronavirus
  • long COVID-19
  • outpatient care
  • post-COVID-19
  • post-ICU

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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