Requesting your new patient appointment
To make an appointment, contact your primary care provider (PCP) to request a referral. We require this referral to ensure continuity of care following your appointment. You can use myDH to contact your provider if you are currently a patient at Dartmouth Health.
At your appointment, a provider from the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Post-Acute COVID Syndrome (PACS) Clinic will meet with you, review your symptoms, and consult with your PCP to help address your long COVID symptoms. Typically, your PACS visit will be virtual, unless you prefer an in-person visit.
As part of your first evaluation, we will ask questions to determine whether your symptoms could have other causes. If this is the case, we will communicate this to your PCP.
It is helpful to prepare for your appointment by writing down your concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a useful Healthcare Appointment Checklist for Post-COVID Conditions (PDF).
We want you to receive the best possible care, enabling you to return to your normal life. That is why, depending on your symptoms, we may refer you to specialties like:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation medicine
- Speech therapy
For referring providers
The DHMC PACS Clinic is accepting referrals for persons 18 years of age or older who have had post-COVID symptoms at least 12 weeks after the episode of COVID.
At the time of the referral, please provide documentation of COVID-19 in the form of a positive test for the virus (PCR or antigen), a positive test for antibody to SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid, or a description of the acute episode. In addition, please provide a recent office note detailing the nature of ongoing symptoms and the reason for the referral.