Long COVID Support Group

Long COVID Support GroupMost people recover from COVID-19 within 2 weeks but a smaller cohort of survivors experience prolonged health-related issues. These “Long-COVID” or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) patients experience a range of symptoms: fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath, joint pain, depression, hair loss, chest pain and other reported symptoms. 

These symptoms can range from mild to incapacitating and can be incredibly disruptive to a person's life. This group is designed to support those patients who do not fully recover. 

At the meetings, Munson Healthcare staff and other experts will share the latest information and provide practical guidance for addressing the most common symptoms. 

Sessions are held the first Thursday of each month from 5 - 6:30 pm via Zoom. Participation is free. Registration is required. Participants must register for each meeting they wish to attend.

Upcoming Sessions (click date to register)

Thursday, May 5
Long-Term Cardiovascular Manifestations of COVID-19
with Munson Healthcare Cardiologist Kristen Maurice, DO

Dr. Maurice has been with Munson Healthcare since 2019 and is currently the medical director of the Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic. She is board certified in cardiology, advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, left ventricular assist devices, and pulmonary hypertension. She has been in practice since 2015, starting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was the Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Device and ECMO programs.


Thursday, June 2
Topic to be announced

Overview of Long COVID

For a brief overview of Long COVID, watch this video with family medicine physician and Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Chief Medical Officer Brian McComb, DO. 

Mary Free Bed ReCOVery Program

Our partners at Mary Free Bed offer outpatient rehabilitation services for children and adults recovering from COVID-19, including those experiencing "long COVID" symptoms weeks or months after their infection has cleared. 

Services are available virtually and at select Mary Free Bed locations, including Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare - Long Lake in Traverse City. 

Download a flyer for more information.