Long COVID Resources and Support


If you are experiencing symptoms of long COVID, medical and social support may be available to you. Explore the lists below to learn more.


If you need help finding a doctor, mental health support, or insurance coverage, visit Minnesota Department of Human Services: Health care. For help filling out applications or enrolling in coverage, search the directory of MNsure-certified Navigators.


For culturally-specific assistance with COVID-19 issues, understanding the effects of COVID-19, or finding mental health resources, search the listing of COVID-19 Community Coordinators.

To access Minnesota assistance programs, visit mnbenefits.mn.gov.


Medical care

Start by talking with a doctor or health care provider about your symptoms. They may have options for care not listed below.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer resources to he lp you prepare for your appointment:


The following Minnesota health systems provide services for people with long COVID. This list may not include all options for care. Charges may apply. It is a good idea to contact your health insurance company before seeking care


Note: This list is for informational purposes only. MDH does not endorse specific providers.

Allina Health/Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute: Post COVID rehabilitation services (multiple locations)

  • Provides holistic rehabilitation services and care coordination for people with ongoing symptoms. Telehealth and in-person options available.

  • Patients can be referred to the program from their primary care provider or a specialist. Check with your insurance provider to find out if a physician's order is needed.

  • To make an appointment: Call 612-262-7900.

  • Post-acute inpatient rehabilitation program: 612-863-4457 (adult services).

  • Post-COVID rehabilitation program: 612-262-7900 (all ages).

  • Post-COVID wellness program: 651-241-3820 (all ages).

HealthPartners: Long-haul COVID Care

  • Referrals are not needed, open to non-HealthPartners patients.

  • To make an appointment, call 952-967-7676 or schedule and office visit.

  • A customized treatment plan is tailored to each patient, ranging from pulmonary care to occupational therapy. Appointments can be inpatient, outpatient, or telehealth.

Hennepin Healthcare Post-COVID Care (Post-Acute COVID-19 Recovery Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

  • Providers can recommend and coordinate necessary medical specialties or services, such as cardiology, sleep medicine, psychiatry, physical or occupational therapy, and more.

  • To make an appointment, request a referral from your Hennepin Healthcare primary care provider. If you are not a Hennepin Healthcare patient, please have your provider fax a referral to 612-873-8437. Once a referral is made, a scheduler will reach out to you for an appointment.

  • If you have questions about the clinic or the services connected to it, please call 612-873-4037

M Health Fairview Adult Post-COVID Clinic (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

  • Part of the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Offers virtual appointments. Preference is given to patients who have ongoing symptoms that interfere with their daily lives and who did not initially require hospitalization for COVID-19 or who have been out of the hospital for three to four weeks.

  • Only accepting current patients/internal referrals at this time. Referrals should call:

  • Pediatrics: 612-365-6777.

  • Adult: 612-626-6688.


M Health Fairview Launches ICU Survivorship Clinic to Help People Recovering from COVID-19 (M Health Fairview ICU Survivorship Clinic, Maplewood, Minnesota)

  • For patients who were recently hospitalized with COVID-19 or spent time in the ICU.

  • Only accepting current patients/internal referrals at this time. Current M Health patients can make an appointment by calling 651-471-1166.

Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation after COVID-19 (COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program, Rochester, Minnesota)

  • Provides treatment for a variety of post-COVID symptoms, including extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, and weakness.

  • Accepts both current Mayo Clinic patients and nonpatients. You do not need a referral.

  • To make an appointment, call 507-284-4340.

Mental health support

If you are experiencing any kind of mental health crisis or just need someone to talk to, please reach out to any of the following resources:

More resources can be found at Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19.

Some people with long COVID and related disabilities may face stigma. If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination or bias, call Minnesota's Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or submit the online form at Department of Human Rights: Report Discrimination. The helpline is staffed by investigators from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Translation/interpretation services are available.


Resources for employees and employers

Resources for caregivers, schools, and more

Supporting someone with long COVID can be difficult. Learn more about coping and caring for yourself and loved ones at CDC: Caring for People with Post-COVID Conditions.

Children with post-COVID conditions can experience challenges related to concentration, memory, or physical activity. Accommodations may be needed to help them attend school, complete schoolwork, or perform usual activities.

School administrators, counselors, and nurses can work with families and health care professionals to provide extra time for tests, scheduled rest periods throughout the day, a modified class schedule, or similar accommodations. Adaptations should also be considered for activities outside of school, such as sports, clubs, scouting, etc.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)’s Long COVID under Section 504 and IDEA Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families (PDF).


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