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Parkview opens clinic to tackle pediatric long-haul COVID cases


Parkview Health has opened a pediatric post-COVID clinic, in addition to its ongoing work with adult long-haul COVID patients.

Publicly announced on Thursday, the pediatric clinic has been treating patients since December. It is open by referral to patients under 18, with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, and who are at least four weeks past diagnosis but still battling lingering symptoms.

According to the Beckett Hospital Review, more than 44 hospitals and health networks around the country had opened clinics for post-COVID treatment as of late August.

Parkview opened its adult post-COVID clinic in March.

The most common symptoms of long-haul COVID include headaches, fatigue, and brain fog, according to the release from Parkview Health.

Additional post-COVID treatment centers in Indiana include IU Health in Indianapolis, and a number of rehabilitation hospitals.

Parkview officials said the clinic’s multidisciplinary approach to treatment includes infectious diseases, pulmonology, cardiology, pharmacy and physical therapy. Patients will also have support from a nurse navigator.

Northeast Indiana reported nearly a dozen deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday.

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.