If you live in the Bay Area, you can help us Figure Out Long COVID!

Help yourself and your community during this public health crisis.

Long COVID is a major public health problem. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) refer to it as an “unseen public health crisis.”

Yet, little research about Long COVID has been completed. Most COVID research has been about testing, vaccines, and treatment of the initial phases of disease. Healthcare professionals, scientists, health departments and the public need to know more about Long COVID.

That’s why doctors and epidemiologists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have joined the NIH in a nationwide research effort called RECOVER. UCSF is also partnering with San Mateo County Health (SMC Health) to learn how our local communities have been affected.

Please volunteer for the Bay Area RECOVER study. RECOVER stands for Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery.

If you live in San Mateo, researchers may be trying to reach you to participate in a smaller, local study. If they reach out, please respond and share your story!   

UCSF is one of the largest universities in the U.S., dedicated to biomedical research and the training of doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals.

SMC Health serves an estimated 760,000 diverse residents in San Mateo County, covering over 20 cities and towns.