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NYP-Coronavirus COVID-19: What to Know


Resources for when COVID symptoms won't go away

If you are over the age of 18 and struggling with lingering symptoms after recovering from COVID-19, NewYork-Presbyterian, in partnership with ColumbiaDoctors and Weill Cornell Medicine, would like to help.

Understanding Your Symptoms

Most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within two to three weeks. However, even if you did not spend time in the hospital, some people continue to not feel well, and have symptoms and complications related to COVID-19 long after their illness.

COVID-19 is mainly seen as a disease that affects the lungs. In reality, it can also affect many parts of the body.

Research shows that long COVID-19 symptoms may be caused by the body’s immune response lasting long after the illness has cleared. For this reason, in some, COVID-19 symptoms may be felt throughout the body long after the initial illness.

Long Covid Symptoms

The most common chronic post-COVID-19 symptoms seen in adults include:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • “Brain fog”—including memory loss and difficulty concentrating
  • Headache
  • Change in taste or smell
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Some people may also experience persistent heart issues and lung damage. These patients often had more severe cases of the disease.

Care & Treatment Plan

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we provide care and treatment plans for adults who believe they are experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19, also known as Long Covid.

Our providers start by listening to your experience. They will create an initial evaluation of your health by asking you questions to help them better understand your symptoms and health experiences. This will allow our doctors to determine whether other conditions may also play a role in these symptoms.

Next, we will work with you to develop a plan. It may be as simple as listening to your concerns and providing supportive care. You may benefit from working with our world-renown specialists. If so, our dedicated patient navigator can help coordinate that care. 

Make an Appointment

If you are an adult and have lingering COVID-19 symptoms that you feel should have resolved by now, you can make an in person or virtual appointment today with any of our ColumbiaDoctors (844-387-2273) or Ambulatory Care Network providers (888-623-3748 for NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell) and (866-463-2778 for NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia).

If you have any questions about our Long Covid Program, please email us at [email protected].

Leading the way

Leading the Way

NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are leaders in treating patients with COVID-19 and COVID-related conditions. Our research is committed to understanding this complex disease and developing therapies to address these prolonged symptoms.