Pediatric Post-COVID CARE Program: The COVID-19 Recovery Program

Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health facilities, are offering a Pediatric Post-COVID CARE (Comprehensive Assessment, Recovery and Evaluation) Program that works in collaboration with your pediatrician. The goal of this program is to ensure children who had COVID-19 and/or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) as a result of COVID-19 receive the necessary physician follow-up after hospital discharge.

COVID-19 Recovery in Children

While we continue to learn about COVID-19 and its impact on children, we do know that children who had MIS-C require physician follow-up in regular intervals once they have been discharged from the hospital. If you have not already, it is very important to schedule a follow-up appointment for your child as soon as possible.

The Pediatric Post-COVID CARE Program is coordinated by Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. In collaboration with your pediatrician, she will determine if there is a need for specialty services.

The program’s patient navigator will facilitate appointment scheduling with the necessary specialists to address your child’s individual needs. For this program, we have gathered a broad range of experts delivering a variety of services designed to meet the changing and varied needs of children recovering from COVID-19 and related MIS-C.

These services/specialties include:

  • Pediatrics
  • Nurse Navigation
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Physical, Speech and Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology

For more information about this Pediatric COVID-19 recovery program, contact Lauren Farrand, Lauren.Farrand@rwjbh.org or 973-322-5411.

The program works in collaboration with your pediatrician. To make an appointment for your child at the Pediatric Post-COVID CARE program, call 1-888 COVID94 (1-888-268-4394) Option 2 or email postcovidcare@rwjbh.org.

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