Pain Management Clinic

The Pain Management Clinic 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.
How the Pain Clinic works

Pain Management Pre-Clinic Education information (PACE)

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 (PMP)

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 pre-clinic education sessions prior to medical consultation. These cover 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

  • Medical consultations may be with Pain Medicine Specialists, Anaesthetists, Rehabilitation Physicians and Geriatricians (specialising in pain management)
  • Allied Health multi-disciplinary input may come from Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Dietetics, and/or Social Work

Eligibility Criteria

Clients must have their own means of transport to attend sessions at Monash Health’s Kingston CentreWe cannot accept TAC and Work Cover clients at this clinic.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pelvic pain (unless referred from Pelvic Pain clinic)
  • Patients requiring Ambulance transport
  • TAC and Work Cover clients

Cost

There is no cost for consultations. There may be some costs for medication or equipment hire.

Referral requirements

Every referral to Pain Management must include the following:

  • Reason for referral
  • Pain history, onset, location, nature of pain
  • Duration of pain
  • Management to date and response to treatment
  • Comprehensive past medical history and results of previous investigations
  • Current medications and medication history if relevant (including non-prescription medicines, herbs and supplements
  • History of alcohol, recreation or injectable drugs and prescription medicine misuse
  • Functional status
  • Psychosocial status and cognitive function
  • Diagnostics as per referral guidelines
  • Details of functional impairment
  • Psychiatric history
  • Whether the person has symptoms of, or has been diagnosed with, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Details of any current behaviours that may impact on the person’s ability to participate in a chronic pain management program (e.g. behaviours of concern, level of alcohol intake, cognition issues, reliance on a carer, mental health issues)
  • Whether the person has been identified as having high-risk circumstances (multiple provider episodes, high-risk drug combinations, or opioid dose threshold) through SafeScript

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 and GP Referral of referral to The Pain Management Clinic, preferably by email.

E: icareaccess@monashhealth.org

F: (03) 9554 9151

T: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273)

Please review the Pain Management Clinic (State-wide Health Independence Program) Referral Guidelines prior to submitting a referral.

Documents

Chronic Pain

Word Document

Contact information

Phone

Fax

(03) 9554 9151

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