COVID-19 testing hours temporarily reduced at W.O. Walker Garage

COVID-19 testing hours temporarily reduced at W.O. Walker Garage

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 10

COVID-19 testing hours at W.O. Walker Garage will be reduced on Monday, Feb. 8 – Sunday, Feb. 21, due to subfreezing temperatures. Hours will be limited to 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on these days. Normal hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. are expected to resume on Monday, Feb. 22.

The Epic template has been updated to reflect the changes in hours, and impacted patients are being contacted to move their testing appointment to another location or time.

Additional information for those scheduling patients:

  • If a next-day surgery patient needs testing between 2–5 p.m., there will be staff on-site to swab the patient.
  • Instructions to provide to the patient:
    • Park in the Walker parking lot off Stokes Blvd. (flat lot or in the parking garage). 
    • Enter the lobby and inform personnel you are there for COVID testing. 
    • Patient will then be escorted to the testing area.
reCOVer Clinic opens Feb. 8 to treat patients with persistent COVID-19 symptoms

reCOVer Clinic opens Feb. 8 to treat patients with persistent COVID-19 symptoms

Patients with long COVID-19/post COVID-19 syndrome can soon be seen in the new reCOVer Clinic at our Independence Family Health Center in Ohio.

Respiratory Institute will oversee reCOVer Clinic, which opens Feb. 8. Cleveland Clinic patients can be referred to the clinic by their Cleveland Clinic physician if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are age 18 or older
  • Have a positive COVID-19 PCR test result
  • Have persistent COVID-19 symptoms 28 days or longer after their initial positive COVID-19 PCR test result

“We know it is common for patients with COVID-19 to have one or more symptoms that persist beyond four weeks, even if their initial symptoms were mild,” says Kristin Englund, MD, Infectious Disease, main campus. Dr. Englund joined Chris Babiuch, MD, Lorain Family Health Center, and Bill Lago, MD, Wooster Family Health and Surgery Center, in leading the development of the reCOVer Clinic.

Patients who are seen at reCOVer Clinic will first receive a comprehensive evaluation that includes their health history; cardiac, pulmonary and physical therapy evaluations; blood tests; and neurocognitive and behavioral health screenings.

“The initial evaluation will not only influence further care that best suits the patient’s needs but also gather clinical information to help us better understand the many facets of COVID-19,” Dr. Englund says.

Once evaluated, patients will be referred to one or more care paths developed by teams from 18 Cleveland Clinic specialties, including Cardiology, Dermatology, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurocognitive, Pulmonary, Sleep and more.

Physicians can refer their patients to reCOVer Clinic by using the “COVID reCOVer Clinic” consult order in Epic starting Feb. 10. There is a wait list of patients to be seen.