We offer a specialist assessment and management for people experiencing persistent pain.
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
Who can use our services
We care for anyone who has persistent pain.
How to access this service
Hospital staff may discuss your eligibility for this service during your visit. Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital.
Once we receive the referral, we will contact you.
If there is a waiting list, we will advise you what to do.
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment book
- Your completed ePPOC (electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration) pain survey
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.