AHN Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Clinic

We’ve moved into a new phase of our ongoing battle with COVID-19. While there are fewer hospitalizations and deaths, we’re seeing more long-term effects.

Millions of people have contracted COVID-19 — some more than once. Long-term complications, often referred to as “long-haul COVID-19,” are becoming more common. AHN has established a Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Clinic to help tackle these issues with a multispecialty approach.

About the AHN Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Clinic

Led by AHN's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care — and based out of the Breathing Disorders Center at the AHN McCandless Hospital — the Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Clinic connects patients to clinicians who can diagnose symptoms, develop personalized treatment plans, and ease their concerns.

COVID-19 long-hauler symptoms

The long-term effects of Coronavirus are different for everyone. They can present physically, mentally, or emotionally. Regardless of how you may be feeling, AHN can help you find solutions.

Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Heart inflammation and other cardiovascular issues.
  • Lung or respiratory problems, including shortness of breath or scarred lung tissue.
  • Vascular disease.
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Headaches.
  • Brain fog or memory loss.
  • Depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Ongoing loss of smell or taste.

AHN Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Clinic: Why choose us?

The clinic formed in April 2021. We’re continuing to improve our understanding and treatment options on a daily basis to deliver the best possible care.

  • Integrated team: No two patients are the same, which is why we need a comprehensive care team to treat any and all symptoms. Depending on the need, our pulmonary specialists can refer and collaborate with cardiology, family medicine, behavioral health, and neurology.
  • Navigation Support: Finding a path to care can be complicated. That’s why each patient has access to the clinic nurses to help manage treatment plans and answer questions along the way.
  • Ongoing research and development: The AHN Research Institute is actively engaged in assessing and analyzing data collected from this clinic. As we see more patients, we'll be able to better formulate treatment plans and long-term care for patients.
  • Care throughout the community: While the clinic is based out of the Breathing Disorders Center at AHN McCandless Hospital, it’s available to patients throughout the region, with participating clinicians providing care at Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Jefferson, Grove City and Saint Vincent hospitals. The clinic also offers virtual care and in-person appointments.

Our team

To best serve our patients, the clinic is managed by experts in pulmonary disease.

Clinic specialists