Patient numbers have likewise grown at the Comprehensive COVID-19 Neurology Care Center of Excellence at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, which treats patients suffering from long COVID. Although the clinic has seen a rise in demand for services, it’s continuing to recruit new patients with long-term symptoms. The Newark-based clinic, which was founded by neurology professor Nizar Souayah just months after the pandemic began, draws upon specialists not only from neurology but across the medical school: ear, nose and throat (ENT), rehabilitation, psychiatry, the Rutgers Comprehensive Pain Management Center and more.

The clinic has always been free to patients – it bills insurers for service but asks nothing of those seeking treatment, even if they have no insurers to bill – and is open to all comers. To read the full story.