Benefis Health System has developed the Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program to provide specialized care and follow-up for Montanans recovering from COVID-19. While the long-term effects of COVID are still unknown, Benefis Health System is working to address the issues of COVID-19 aftercare by bringing together a team from a broad range of specialties. By doing so, they will be able to provide patients access to specialists who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The goal of the Program is to educate and provide resources to the potentially 10,000 Montanans who continue to have ongoing symptoms related to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 acts differently in many people, this multidisciplinary team will work together for the patient’s recovery. The team may include staff members from a wide range of specialties, including primary care, pulmonary, cardiology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology, ear, nose, and throat, neurology, mental health, and pharmacy.