If you are reading this, you or someone you know is likely experiencing the impact of long COVID. As we continue to learn about this condition, it has become evident that many people are dealing with it and that it significantly impacts their wellbeing. We also know that patients are looking for an opportunity to be properly listened to, taken seriously, and receive long COVID testing appropriately.
You might not have used private care previously, and we are here to answer all your questions and ease any concerns. As a clinic operating since 1998, our priority has always been excellent clinical and concern for our patient’s wellbeing. More than ever, we know that our level of care is needed, and we hope that this screening will be helpful to those suffering from long COVID.
What is included?
- 90 minutes with a doctor for consultation and examination
- Extensive blood testing looking at all major systems and deficiencies that could be impacting recovery (e.g. vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate, iron) and inflammatory markers
- Blood test for Epstein Barr Virus (virus that causes glandular fever / can reactivate with COVID)
- A chest x-ray and spirometry testing for patients experiencing ongoing breathing difficulty
- COVID-19 quantitative antibody testing to check current antibody levels
- Specialist referrals where appropriate, e.g. to a respiratory physician
- Lifestyle advice
- Medical management, where appropriate
More about Long COVID
As the pandemic progressed, it became clear that some people, even after ‘mild’ COVID-19, developed long-term symptoms that lasted for weeks or months. For some now, for more than a year. These symptoms vary in severity and intensity; some are more common than others.
The most common symptoms we are supporting patients with are fatigue (extreme tiredness), joint and muscle aches and pain, emotional difficulty, gastric symptoms such as nausea and loss of appetite, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath and ongoing cough, or asthma-like symptoms and ‘brain fog,’ or difficulty remembering/processing.