In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

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The Post-COVID Recovery Clinic provides rehabilitation for people having long term problems after COVID-19 infection.

About this service

We provide rehabilitation for people after they have had COVID-19 and who have ongoing difficulty with:

  • breathing
  • activities of daily living
  • exercise
  • thinking, or
  • are experiencing social, emotional, psychological or dietary concerns.

Who we care for

This service is available for ACT residents over the age of 16 who:

  • have had a confirmed or probable COVID-19 infection and are still having difficulties 3 months after their infection
  • have rehabilitation goals
  • are medically able and willing to participate in a rehab program.

We offer these services for free if you have a Medicare Card or an Asylum Seeker Card.

How to access this service

Your GP or a specialist medical practitioner will need to refer you to access this service.

What to expect

We will assess you over the phone to get a better understanding of what you are having difficulty with.

After this we will provide some information to help you and your GP continue to manage your difficulties.

If needed, we will put you in a rehabilitation program to help you achieve your recovery goals. This rehabilitation program will include therapy and treatment, which will be provided mostly at the University of Canberra Hospital, but may also include seeing health care providers at Canberra Hospital or in the community.

You may have to have some additional tests to ensure we provide the most effective treatment to you.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Medicare card
  • Any letters or correspondence from your GP
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports

Where we're located

University of Canberra Hospital, 20 Guraguma St, Bruce ACT.

Information for referrers

Please see Community Health Pathways for detailed referral criteria and information.

Referral options:

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact Canberra Health Services

Switchboard
(02) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000