** FORTHCOMING JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE FOR THE POOR AND UNDERSERVED (JHCPU) 34.2 MAY
2003. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. **
Abstract: Understanding how post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS or long COVID) manifests among underserved populations, who experienced a disproportionate burden of acute COVID-19, can help providers and policymakers better address this ongoing crisis. To identify clinical sequelae of long COVID among underserved populations treated in the primary care safety net, we conducted a causal impact analysis with electronic health records (EHR) to compare
symptoms among community health center patients who tested positive (n=4,091) and negative (n=7,118) for acute COVID-19. We found 18 sequelae with statistical significance and causal dependence among patients who had a visit after 60 days or more following acute COVID-19. These sequelae encompass most organ systems and include breathing
abnormalities, malaise and fatigue, and headache. This study adds to current knowledge about how long COVID manifests in a large, underserved population.