WashU Living Well Center® Long COVID Program
The Living Well Center has developed a short term supportive program to provide lifestyle medicine interventions for patients who have been diagnosed with Long COVID by Washington University’s Post COVID-19 Clinic.
Washington University’s Post COVID-19 Clinic supports and treats patients who have continued symptoms or complications after COVID-19 illness (also called long COVID or post-acute sequelae of COVID (PASC)). This clinic is located within Washington University’s Infectious Disease Clinic.
Long term symptoms of Long COVID issues can include fatigue, "brain fog" or changes in thinking or concentration, shortness of breath or breathlessness, worsening of symptoms with increased activity, changes in sleep, changes in mood, and many others.
There can also be lingering issues that affect the musculoskeletal system (the bones, joints and muscles of our body). To treat long COVID, the Washington University Living Well Center® provides opportunities for patients from the WashU Post COVID-19 Clinic clinic to get lifestyle medicine support for their long COVID symptoms.
The Washington University Living Well Center® identifies and addresses lifestyle strategies with a goal of managing and improving symptoms of long COVID. Our 120-day intensive program provides each patient with a personalized, goal-directed lifestyle care plan to improve physical and mental health. When possible, some care can be delivered virtually, a convenient option that eliminates the need to travel to and from appointments.
The Living Well Center uses lifestyle changes to help patients address:
- Brain fog
- Stress and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
- Sleep problems
- Pain and deconditioning
- Co-existing chronic medical conditions (such as high blood pressure or diabetes)
Care plans and treatment may include:
For select painful musculoskeletal conditions, treatment may also include:
*These services are not typically covered by insurance. Because coverage varies, please check with your insurance carrier to verify coverage.
How do I sign up?
A referral is required from the WU CARE clinic or from a primary care provider with a diagnosis of long COVID.