NEW! Post-Acute & Long COVID Clinic

Long COVID Clinic: Please note, we are contending with significant demand, and are progressing referrals as fast as possible.

The St Vincent’s Hospital Post-Acute and Long COVID Clinic will see patients aged over 16 years that are recovering from confirmed SARS-CoV-2 viral infection (positive RAT or PCR) but are still experiencing significant symptoms.

These symptoms may include:

  • breathlessness - at rest or with minimal exertion
  • chest pain
  • a productive cough
  • poor sleep or
  • terrible fatigue.

The rehabilitation team will review patients aged over 16 years with persisting symptoms of COVID-19 infection and experiencing a functional decline that impacts activities of daily living and return to work. The symptoms targeted in this clinic will be fatigue, brain fog and other cognitive changes and other non-pulmonary symptoms of long COVID.

Our medical specialists are supported by a multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals, including physiotherapy and psychologist, to provide holistic assessment and care.

Priority will be given to patients previously admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital or cared for by St Vincent's Virtual (at home) Care. Still, outside referrals with a valid GP referral can also be seen, particularly if symptoms are severe and there have been more than three months since the acute COVID-19 illness. 

How to Refer

Ask your GP or referring physician to:

  1. Complete the SVHNS Long COVID Referral Form
  2. Arrange for you to have a Chest X-ray (PA and lateral) and results prior to your appointment
  3. Arrange for you to have the following blood tests and results prior to your appointment:
  • FBC
  • EUC
  • LFT
  • CMP
  • LDH
  • Uric Acid
  • D-Dimer
  • Coagulation profile
  • Troponin
  • CK
  • CRP
  • Fasting BSL and Cholesterol
  • Iron Studies
  • Vitamin D, B12, Folate, Selenium, Zinc
  • TSH
  • EBV and CMV serology and quantitative PCR
  • Hepatitis B and C serology

In addition, you are asked to complete the online COVID-19 Rehabilitation Screening Tool before your initial appointment.