About This Program
UT Health Austin’s Post-COVID-19 Program aims to create an educational community in which healthcare professionals can come together to learn more about post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) infection, an increasingly recognized syndrome in which patients continue to experience symptoms of COVID-19 months after initial infection. PASC is also known as “post-COVID” or “long COVID,” and many patients with PASC often refer to themselves as “long-haulers,” although the scientific community has not fully agreed on an official name for these patients. COVID-19 “long-haulers” experience a wide variety of symptoms, including fatigue, persistent dyspnea, neurocognitive changes, depression, and anxiety. We are committed to expanding the collective capacity to care for these patients across Central Texas by developing clinical guidance and educational support for frontline healthcare professionals.
Clinical Guidance and Diagnostic Pathways
Select this link for information regarding the latest clinical guidance and diagnostic pathways, including diagnostic workup, treatment options, and indications for referral, which will become available as we learn about this disease in real-time.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Post-COVID-19 Program care team includes internal medicine specialists, neurologists, nurses, advanced practice providers, social workers, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin in addition to community healthcare professionals to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to learn more about this emerging disease and develop diagnostic and therapeutic guidance as well as referral pathways to specialty providers. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
Our goal is to help patients recover from the lasting effects of COVID-19 through rehabilitation and other therapies designed to restore their function and quality of life.
Appointments with the Post-Covid-19 Program are available by referral only.
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UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, TX on The University of Texas at Austin campus and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
This facility is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care. Patients have access to all of the resources and amenities UT Health Austin has to offer, including attached garage parking, comfortable waiting areas, an on-site cafe, a full-service H-E-B pharmacy, advanced imaging and lab testing, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgical care.