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Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program

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For appointments and more information, please call 909.865.9810

Trouble getting back to your old self after COVID-19? You’re not alone. An estimated 10 to 30 percent of COVID-19 survivors are experiencing persistent symptoms lasting for months after recovery. Shortness of breath, persistent fatigue, cognitive “brain fog” issues, difficulty eating and drinking, speech and language problems, cardiac issues, plus the anxiety or depression often associated with these challenges, can affect almost every aspect of life and make resuming previous activities harder than expected.

Experience and Expertise Matter

Recovery Program Treating thousands of COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began in 2020, makes Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s (PVHMC) Rehabilitation Services one of the leading caregivers for COVID-19 inpatients and outpatients in Southern California.

PVHMC’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program is a one-stop multi-disciplinary outpatient service offering patients both the experience and expertise needed to get back to their previous lives. All five of the program’s therapy services are well established.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation – Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), these programs are recognized as leaders in their field and deliver the most advanced services available. In addition, our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is led by a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), who holds the added qualification of being an AACVPR Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified therapist. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation team includes an AACVPR Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP), the only comprehensive professional certification in cardiac rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology – These programs are accredited by The Joint Commission and have numerous board-certified specialists in multiple sub-specialties. We are one of the largest, most diverse and highly respected rehabilitation providers in the region.

We Can Help

Our therapy team carefully evaluates symptoms, tests each patient’s underlying physiologic impairments, and individualizes a specific treatment plan based on the findings. Through the use of specialized therapies and progressive exercise programs, our goal is to eliminate or improve lingering symptoms and restore each patient’s normal functional independence as quickly and safely as possible.

Working closely with the patient’s physician, the program assures continuity and ongoing care for COVID-19 survivors having short and long-term difficulties in the following areas:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Shortness of breath
  • Oxygen management
  • Decreased lung function

Physical Therapy

  • General weakness and deconditioning
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of balance
  • Increased risk of falling
  • General fatigue
  • Muscle aches

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Postural orthostatic tachycardial syndrome (POTS)
  • Irregular heart rate response
  • Lowered cardiac capacity

Speech and Language Therapy

  • Cognitive “brain fog”
  • Swallowing
  • Communication

Occupational Therapy

  • Inability to perform activities of daily living (ADL)

What We’re Hearing From Our Patients

Recovery Program Patients who have completed our program say they are happy to be getting “back to normal” and report positive outcomes such as better breathing, improved oxygen levels, lower anxiety levels, less fatigue, longer walk times, resuming previous recreational activities and returning to work.

How to Get Started

Recovery Program Referrals to outpatient Post-COVID-19 Recovery can be made in the following ways:

  • From the hospital – Individuals who have been hospitalized at PVHMC due to COVID-19 can transition directly from inpatient to outpatient Post-COVID-19 Recovery through the doctor’s discharge orders..
  • From the community – Individuals who received a positive test for COVID-19, are no longer positive, but are still experiencing symptoms or complications, can access the program by obtaining a referral from their physician. Patients who were hospitalized as well as those who had milder cases and were able to recover at home are both eligible.

For appointments and more information, please call 909.865.9810

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For more information about Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services, please call 909.865.9810. For maps to all of our rehabilitation facilities click here.

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