Dec 2, 2021 Recovering From COVID-19

Hospital offers Post-COVID Recovery Program

A new program at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) is helping COVID-19 patients with lingering
health issues fully recover through coordinated rehabilitation and outpatient services designed to help them return to
optimal health.

Charles Markowitz, MD
Charles Markowitz, MD

“After a hospital discharge from COVID-19, or after recovering at home, patients can have limited function due to lingering respiratory illness and weekend immune systems,” explains Charles Markowitz, MD, Medical Director of the Department of Rehabilitation. “Patients may need pulmonary, cardiac or physical therapy and in coordination with a patient’s physician, full recovery is possible.

The Post-COVID Recovery Program, which is also available to COVID patients who were not hospitalized, offers coordinated outpatient rehabilitation, including physical and speech therapy, and access to a continuum of care, such as additional outpatient testing, radiology or prescriptions.

If you suffered COVID-19 either as a hospital patient, or at home, and still have any of the following health issues:

  • Anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia
  • Chest discomfort, palpitations, and/or poor endurance with physical activity
  • Shortness of breath, coughing, and/or pain with deep breathing
  • Muscle pain, muscle weakness, joint pain and/or joint stiffness
  • Impaired sensation, altered sensation or numbness, radiating pain in limbs, and/or localized weakness of legs/feet or hands
  • Balance problems/unsteady gait, left versus right side weakness, new visual problems or hearing difficulties, difficulty thinking and/or feeling confused
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing, and/or difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty urinating and/or urinary incontinence
  • Poor appetite, nausea/vomiting, frequent diarrhea, gastrointestinal discomfort and/or bowel incontinence
  • Bedsores or other skin sores, involving lower back/ sacrum and/or limbs/feet

The Post-COVID Recovery Program is easy to get started. Patients can request a prescription for the Post-COVID Recovery Program from their physician and initial evaluation appointments can be scheduled through our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at732-886-4849 or e-mail at