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Peninsula Health launches Post Covid-19 Recovery Program

The Post Covid-19 Recovery Program is offered at all Community Health sites (pictured: Exercise Physiologist, Jarrod Middleton and Allied Health Assistant, Lyn McAllister)

Peninsula Health has launched a new program that helps community members manage and recover from prolonged symptoms of Covid-19.

Called the ‘Post Covid-19 Recovery Program’, clinicians work with consumers who have previously tested positive to the virus to develop a care plan so they can achieve physical, social and mental health recovery.

The program is led by our Community Health Services team and is offered at all our Community Health sites.

Following an initial consultation and assessment, consumers are linked with a multidisciplinary team to assist with their recovery process, generally starting with exercise physiologists and dietitians. Consumers are also provided with information and education in order to establish healthy practices.

The intensive program runs for eight weeks with follow-up consultations occurring at three, six and twelve months. These consultations will primarily be made via telehealth, however as restrictions ease, face-to-face and home visits will be considered as required.

“The program is a really exciting initiative for Peninsula Health and another way for us to provide the best of care to our community,” says Exercise Physiologist and Program Lead, Kirsty Mackwell.

“Our aim is to proactively engage people in order to maximise their wellbeing and recovery.”

It is common for people who have recovered from Covid-19 to face a range of prolonged symptoms including respiratory illness, fatigue, deconditioning, mental health challenges, neurological changes, muscle aches and nutritional challenges.

Who can use the service?

Anyone with a positive diagnosis of Covid-19, who resides in the Peninsula Health catchment area and who:

  • is 2 weeks post positive testing for Covid-19
  • is clinically stable
  • consents to referral
  • is aged over 18 years

Where is the service?

All Peninsula Health Community Health sites.

Click here for more information about our Community Health Services.

How to access this service

Referrals are accepted from consumers, GPs and all healthcare staff.

Phone an ACCESS worker to register – 1300 665 781.