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COVID Rehabilitation Program

For many COVID-19 survivors, they will continue to face physical, cognitive, or mental health problems after their initial recovery. To address the unique needs of each COVID-19 patient, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is dedicated to providing specialized, multidisciplinary care for the rehabilitation of patients post COVID-19.

Who is eligible?

Spaulding welcomes patients who have tested positive and received treatment for Coronavirus to their COVID-19 recovery programs to help address and ease long-term affects. The COVID-19 recovery program helps address a wide range of physical symptoms following recovery and is available at all of our Outpatient Center locations.

What symptoms do we address?

Patients who are recovering from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus may experience various symptoms. Recovery from a critical illness affects everyone differently, and our team creates treatment plans to fit each individual. Some of the common symptoms following COVID recovery that we address include

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Functional impairment
  • Weakness and balance problems
  • Deconditioning
  • Dysphagia

We know that patients recovering from COVID-19 may also experience emotional and psychological symptoms including depression and anxiety. Spaulding Rehabilitation has a variety of support groups as well as a network of behavioral and mental health professionals who can support you throughout your rehabilitation.

Coronavirus Recovery Care and Services

Our clinic will provide a number of services based on each patient’s individual need. Our multidisciplinary physician-led team consists of physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and case managers.

  • Patients will have an initial evaluation with a physiatrist to assess their neurologic, musculoskeletal, cognitive, and psychological needs,
  • Physical therapists will conduct evaluations following discharge and design an individualized, home-based exercise program to address the patient’s musculoskeletal, and neurologic impairments
  • Occupational therapy sessions will be offered to help patients who have difficulty performing activities of daily living including eating, bathing, dressing, and toileting.
  • Speech language pathologists will be offered to provide assistance with swallowing and cognitive impairments.
  • Ongoing rehabilitation care can be continued at one of our convenient Spaulding Outpatient Center sites when in person visits are appropriate
  • Translator services are available for non-English speaking patients.
  • Virtual visits, outpatient rehabilitation and home-based rehabilitation are available. 

To learn more about support groups and other COVID-19 related information and resources, please visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness's COVID-19 Resource Page.

The COVID Rehabilitation Program is available at all of the Spaulding Outpatient Center locations. Please contact a location that is convenient for you. For more information on Spaulding's Rehabilitation Program, please contact our Medical Clinic at 617.952.6220.

Learn more about Spaulding COVID-19 response

Levels Of Care

Along the way, your recovery is supported by some the most advanced rehabilitation treatments, research and programs available that create a continuum of care.

  • Outpatient