We provide specialist assessment and management for people experiencing persistent pain.

Key points

  • Specialist pain assessment, monitoring and treatment options
  • We use a multidisciplinary and self-management approach to help people in pain
  • We provide individual therapy, telehealth, and group based options
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

We provide specialist assessment and treatment, run different clinics and support people with managing their pain. 

We care for people who are experiencing pain or persistent pain.

Who can use our service

People who are experiencing persistent pain can be referred to our service to have an initial consultation with one of our team members.

The Pain Management service provides an initial assessment with a clinician from the Pain Management team. A pain management care plan will be developed and may involve individual and/or group based therapies, or referrals internal hospital or to external services, such as a local health service. 

Therapy may include rehabilitation, pain management programs, educational programs, minimally invasive interventional techniques, and medical management and support. 

Some of the health professionals you may see when referred to pain management include:

  • Pain specialists 
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists 
  • Social workers 
  • Geriatricians 
  • Rehabilitation specialists 
  • Physiotherapists 
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists  
  • Exercise physiologists   

Our Pain Management service works closely with other teams in the hospital, including Community Therapy Services, Neurosurgery, Addiction Medicine, Palliative Care and Liaison Psychiatry. 

Outside of the hospital, we work with community services, such as community health services and General Practitioners (GPs).

Our clinics

Pain Telehealth Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Medicare Telehealth
Pain Fast Track Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Pain Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Pain Management General Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
Pain Psychiatry Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
For patients
For health professionals


For all new appointments, contact the Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2333

To cancel or reschedule a booked appointment, contact the Clinical Centre on (03) 8387 2194

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in 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 letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number

Links & documents

Department of Health, Government of Western Australia
Tame the Beast
A collaboration between a pain scientist (LM), a pain physiotherapist (DM) and a professional communicator (SC).
Head of service
A/Prof Malcolm Hogg
Contact us
Pain Management
(03) 8387 2194
Clinical Centre Reception
(03) 8387 2333
Direct Access Unit
The RMH Royal Park
Ground Level Robert Campbell Wing (Building 17)
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 02 February 2023