Are you continuing to experience health issues more than eight weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus)?
COVID is a dangerous infection that can drastically harm cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological functions.
To address these issues, Hillcrest has formed a multidisciplinary team to assess, treat and provide referrals and resources for patients recovering from COVID.
Hillcrest’s post-COVID recovery program helps patients begin the recovery process. It connects patients experiencing persistent symptoms after COVID with a network of specialists to provide comprehensive care. The program 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 patients recover from the continuing effects of COVID through rehabilitation and therapies designed to restore function and quality of life.
Call 918-579-DOCS (3627) for more information.
The program includes experts in the following specialties, among others.
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- 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
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, one of our friendly team members 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)