The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is excited to announce the launch of a new NO-COST clinic at the Rinker Health Sciences Campus in Irvine. Evaluation and treatment services are now available to individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, but continue to experience lingering issues. Anyone in Orange County or the Greater Los Angeles area can get treatment, regardless of what hospital they’re at or their healthcare insurance. The Neuro-Deficit Clinic for COVID-19 Survivors (a.k.a “Covid Clinic”) is directed by Mary Kennedy, Ph.D. Dr. Kennedy is a professor of speech-language pathology and the CSD program chair at Chapman. She is also the director of the NeuroCognitive Research Lab which investigates Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

The speech-language pathologists (SLPs) at Chapman are providing support for any of the following after COVID-19:

  • Thinking and remembering affected by fatigue
  • Trouble speaking
  • Trouble reading, listening, communicating at work, school, or home
  • Swallowing

What is the difference between our services and those provided through a medical facility?

  1. Our services are free of charge, made possible donation from The U.S. Justice Charitable Foundation
  2. Our SLPs have extensive experience working with the kind of problems that have been seen to persist in some COVID-19 survivors.
  3. We can work with individuals who are primarily Spanish-speakers, or bilingual in Spanish and English.
  4. Services may be in person and via telehealth.

The SLPs at Chapman’s new Covid Clinic hope to better understand the lingering issues individuals are having so that we can provide appropriate assistance and support.

If you or someone you know is having lingering symptoms, please share this information with them.

Clients, patients, and families can call (714) 744-2132 and leave a voicemail message OR email us at A professional from CSD will contact you within 48 hours.