Long COVID

September 1, 2021

Resources from Alberta Health Services for pharmacy teams and patients are now available.

It has been over 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. While most people with COVID-19 recover within two weeks of their illness, some people experience symptoms for much longer. Post-COVID conditions can last for four or more weeks after being infected. These conditions may also be known as long COVID or long-haul COVID.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has created resources to help health providers and patients with treating long COVID symptoms.

Provider resources

The provider resources—Recovery & Rehabilitation After COVID-19: Resources for Health Professionals—include the following:

  • COVID-19 safe discharge home checklist;
  • Government of Canada’s Public Health website for Health Professionals: Post COVID-19;
  • Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Response Framework Summary Report;
  • rehab recovery COVID-19 resource info slides;
  • information for referring patients for long COVID care and rehabilitation;
  • health professional education;
  • data reporting; and
  • FAQ – Long COVID Symptoms or Health Concerns for Providers.

Patient resources

The patient resources—Getting Healthy After COVID-19—include the following:

  • After COVID-19: Information and resources to help you recover,
  • Alberta Healthy Living Program (five-part series for Albertans experiencing long COVID symptoms),
  • Rehabilitation Advice Line (1-833-379-0563) offering free telephone rehabilitation advice and support from a physiotherapist or occupational therapist to help manage long COVID,
  • COVID-19 mental health resources,
  • how to manage symptoms,
  • FAQ – Long COVID Symptoms or Health Concerns for Patients, and
  • information on support groups for COVID long haulers.

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