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Most ICU Patients Who Survive Their ICU Stays Experiences PICS

​According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, "ICUs have historically focused on survival as the single most important outcome of critical illness. Recent research has shown that most patients who survive their ICU stay develop a combination of cognitive impairment; emotional problems, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder; physical weakness; and significant social and financial hardships." 

In Recent Years, Many Post ICU Clinics Have Opened 

There are now specialized clinics to provide and coordinate care for ICU survivors and their families. "These clinics are composed of an interdisciplinary team of professionals, including critical care and mental health physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers. Their ultimate goal is to improve patients’ quality of life, ease caregiver burden on families, and work to restore patients to their prior level of functioning."

ICU survival clinics in the United States



Post-ICU Recovery Clinic

University of California at San Diego

San Diego, California


Referral call line:

+ 800 926-8273


+ 855 355-5864


Critical Illness Recovery Center

National Jewish Health

Denver, Colorado


Referral call line:

Phone: + 877 225-5654

Fax: + 303 270-2153


Phone: + 303 398-1867

Fax: + 303 398-1452


Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center  

Chicago, Ilinois 


Critical Care Recovery Center

Eskenazi Health

Indianapolis, Indiana


Referral call line:

Phone: + 317 880-2224

Fax: + 317 880-0412


ICU Recovery Clinic

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Referral call line:

+ 859 323-9555


After the ICU

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts


Referral call line:

+ 617 732-6770


University of Michigan Post ICU Longitudinal Survivor Experience (PULSE) Clinic

Referral call line: 734-647-9342 

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Washington University School of Medicine 

St. Louis, Missouri

New York

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Critical Care Resilience Program (MSCCRP) 

New York City, NY

Referral call line: 212-241-6039

North Carolina

Critical Illness, Injury, and Recovery Research Center

Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Referral call line: 

+ 336 716-4649


University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Cleveland, Ohio 


ICU Survivor Clinic

Geisinger Medical Center

Danville, Pennsylvania

Referral call line: 

+ 570 271-6211 (Geisinger Health Plan patients only)


Critical Illness Recovery Center

UPMC Mercy Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Phone: 412-232-5992

Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


ICU Recovery Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee

Referral call line: + 615 322-2368


Health Trauma Clinic

Intermountain Medical Center

Murray, Utah

Referral call line: + 801 507-6437



Centra Post ICU Clinic

Lynchburg, Virginia

Support group email:

Appointments +1 434 200-3564

International ICU survival clinics

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Montreal General Hospital

Montreal, Québec, Canada

Madrid, Spain

Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada

London, United Kingdom

Guy's and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

St Bartholomew's Hospital

Glasgow, United Kingdom

NHS Greater Glasgow


Peer Support Group Directory

The THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative is a worldwide partnership between survivors, clinicians, hospitals, and SCCM to learn how to create stable, useful in-person support groups.

Some of the Collaborative member sites may have support groups available to those in their geographical areas. 

To learn more about these sites, contact

If you don't see a site in your area, email and tell us a little about yourself. Even if we do not yet have a group in your area, your story can help us identify where we should go next or you may join a virtual support network.

United States Sites

Morristown, New Jersey 

Atlantic Health System - Morristown Medical Center

Murray, Utah

Intermountain Medical Center

Rochester, Minnesota

Mayo Clinic     

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center                           

Portland, Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Cleveland, Ohio

University Hospitals

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Chicago Illinois

Comer Children's Hospital

Camden, New Jersey

Cooper University Healthcare

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana University

Bronx, New York

Montefiore Medical Center

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal General Hospital

New York, New York

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Gainesville, FL​

University of Florida

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh, Mercy

International Sites

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Royal Infirmary  

London, United Kingdom

Guy’s and St. Thomas

St. Bartholomew's Hospital

University College Hospital 

Adelaide, Australia

Royal Adelaide Hospital 


Melbourne, Australia

Western Health 

Santiago, Chile

Universidad de los Andes

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