Post-COVID Recovery Care

Are you continuing to experience health issues more than eight weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus)? These are commonly referred to as "long-haul" COVID symptoms.

COVID is a dangerous infection that can drastically harm cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological functions.

To address these long-haul COVID symptoms, Hillcrest has a multidisciplinary team to assess, treat and provide referrals and resources for patients recovering from COVID.

Hillcrest’s post-COVID recovery care can help you begin the recovery process. It connects patients experiencing persistent symptoms after COVID with a network of specialists to provide comprehensive care. The team includes Utica Park Clinic and Oklahoma Heart Institute doctors as well as other health care providers. They work together to create a complete plan of care to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Our goal is to help you recover from the long-haul effects of COVID through rehabilitation and therapies designed to restore function and quality of life.

Call your primary care provider or 918-579-DOCS (3627) for more information.

The program includes experts in the following specialties, among others.

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Pulmonology
  • Respiratory therapy

Referrals to other specialty services are available according to each patient’s needs.

Who can benefit?

A post-COVID recovery consultation can help if it's been more than eight weeks since you were diagnosed with COVID-19, and you have any symptoms of:

Heart disease, including:

  • Chest pain
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed
  • Passing out or feeling like you might pass out
  • Heart palpitations (feel like your heart is beating very fast, skipping beats or fluttering)
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling like you can’t do your normal activities
  • You were told during your infection that you have a positive heart inflammatory biomarker (NT-Pro-BNP and/or troponin)
  • You have a history of cardiovascular disease and are worried about how COVID has affected your heart

Lung disease, including:

  • Hypoxemia or shortness of breath
  • Cough

Neurologic symptoms, including:

  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating

Athletes concerned about the effects of COVID on their ability to return to play or previous performance levels may also benefit from an evaluation.

When you call 918-579-3627, a friendly team member will ask you a few questions to determine the best next step.

If you have not yet seen a physician for your symptoms, we may connect you with a primary care provider to evaluate your symptoms, order screenings and determine a plan of action customized to you. This may include engaging a team of specialists to provide comprehensive care.

If you already have a referral from a physician for specialty care, we will schedule your care and assist with coordination.

While knowledge of COVID-19 continues to evolve, Hillcrest has long been a leader in cardiovascular, pulmonary and neurological care.

  • Oklahoma Heart Institute, the cardiology division of Hillcrest, includes the state’s most advanced dedicated hospital for the prevention and treatment of heart disease
  • Hillcrest offers extensive pulmonology services including pulmonary rehabilitation
  • It is the only health care system in the Tulsa area that has both a comprehensive stroke center (Hillcrest Medical Center) and a primary stroke center (Hillcrest South)
Hillcrest HealthCare System is contracted with most major insurance carriers to provide care to patients on an in-network basis. Visit hillcrest.com/insurance for details.