Pain Management Services runs an outpatient pain management clinic that provides a range of services to support people who are experiencing persistent pain.
Pain Management Clinic assists patients to self-manage their persistent pain by understanding their pain and learning self-management strategies to improve their daily functioning.
The Pain Management Clinic provides a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to the management of persistent pain.
At the clinic patients may see a number of health professionals from various disciplines including:
- occupational therapists
- clinical psychologist
- social workers
The team work closely with other teams in the hospital, including Acute Pain service, Drug and Alcohol service, Palliative Care and Liaison Psychiatry. Outside of the hospital we work with community services , such as community health services and GPs.
The Pain Management Clinic provides the following services for patients:
- development of a pain management plan
- one on one and group therapy
- specialist medical interventions
- Pain Education Group
- Mindfulness Movement Group (for example, mind and body exercises)
- pain management programs
A GP referral is required to attend this clinic.
The Direct Access Unit welcomes phone enquiries. To discuss referrals (potential or existing) please contact (03) 8387 2333.
Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency and Trauma Service at any time.
To refer a patient, complete and fax your referral to Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2217
You can use the following forms or a template from your own system.
Referrals should include:
patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
the reason for referral
- relevant clinical history for the patient
- list of current medications
- any risks to clients or staff
the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
- your details and provider number (if applicable)
- TAC or WorkCover claim details