The Critical Illness & COVID-19 Survivorship Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center cares for patients who have survived COVID-19 of any severity, including those after ICU stays. The goal of the Program is to help patients and families regain their quality of life after COVID-19 and other critical illnesses. The Program meets and evaluates patients through a video or telephone visit to identify any post-COVID-19 impairments including those involving breathing, strength, mental health, thinking, and memory.
The team then develops a treatment plan with patients and families based on this initial evaluation, and performs additional tests such as lung function testing, x-rays, CT scans, or other tests as needed. The core team includes pulmonologists, cognitive neurologists, psychiatrist, geriatricians, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers. The program is open to any patients, regardless of where they were cared for during their initial COVID-19 illness.