Pain Management Pre-clinic Education (PACE)

Learn more about our Pre-Clinic Education sessions below.

What is Pre-Clinic Education (known as PACE)?

This pre-clinic education is a session to help you to:
  • Understand your persistent pain (chronic pain) experience
  • Provide you with information about what services we can provide to support you

Who can attend?

Any patient who has persistent pain problems

Important information!

  • You will need a referral to the Pain Program from your doctor to attend PACE
  • You will also need to complete a questionnaire before attending PACE which we will send to you once you have been given an appointment

What are the aims of the education session?

These pre-clinic education sessions provide:
  • Current information on persistent pain mechanisms
  • Current information on treatments for persistent pain
  • Insight into pain self-management principles
  • Information on the various treatment options available through the pain service and the opportunity to select the preferred option

You will receive course notes which will help you to track your condition and maintain daily activity. You will also receive a pain diary to track your progress.

How much time is involved?

Education sessions will either be online or face to face.
Completion of the education sessions is required before the initial medical assessment.


There is no cost for consultations. There may be a fee for medication or equipment hire.

Referrals should be sent, preferably by email to:

The Pain Management Clinic


F: (03) 9554 9151

T: (03) 9265 1411


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