Pain Clinic

The Pain Service is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary outpatient service providing education, comprehensive assessment, intervention and rehabilitation to patients with a diagnosis of persistent (chronic) pain > 3 months duration.

Pain Management Pre-Clinic information

The pre-clinic education is an important session to help you to understand your persistent pain (chronic pain) experience and provide you with information on what services we can provide to support you.

Pain Management Program

This PMP is an interdisciplinary group program to help you to optimise your pain experience, guide you with ways to self-manage your persistent pain and to assist you to function adequately

Services we offer

Patients initially attend a pre-clinic education day prior to medical consultation. This involves a 5 hour education session covering the neurophysiology of pain, psychology and pain, a medical perspective on pain management, and active self-management strategies. The information is presented by a pain service Doctor, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, and Occupational Therapist.

Pain clinic consultations

  • Consultations are with Pain Medicine Specialists, Anaesthetists, Rehabilitation Physicians and Geriatricians (specialising in pain management)
  • Multi-disciplinary input from Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Dietetics, and/or Social Work

Eligibility Criteria

No geographical boundaries, but clients must have their own means of transport to attend at Kingston. TAC and Work Cover clients not accepted.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pelvic pain (unless referred from Pelvic Pain clinic)
  • Patients requiring Ambulance transport

Cost

No cost for consultation. Some costs may incur for medication or equipment hire.

Referral requirements

Every referral to Pain Management must include the following:

  • Medical (or APS Nurse) referral stating current and previous medical condition(s) and reason for referral OR fully completed MRI01
  • Current medication list/GP summary
  • Results of recent/relevant investigation(s)

Failure to include the information specified results in the referrer being notified and referral process being held up for 30 days until all supporting documentation is received. Failure to receive all documentation required will result in the referral being rejected.

Referral Process

Please forward medical letter of referral to Access and Intake:

T: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273)

Documents

Chronic Pain

Word Document

Contact information

Phone

Fax

(03) 9554 9151

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