The Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre is a multidisciplinary service focused on exploring self-manage strategies to live well with the presence of persistent or chronic pain.
What we do
We aim to assist people by reducing the impact of persistent pain by optimising pain treatments, improving function and promoting self-management.
This is achieved through expert assessment, education and access to Medical, Nursing and Allied Health treatment and therapies.
- Specialist medical assessment, advice and recommendations for ongoing treatment
- Addiction medicine
- Medication reduction advice and support
- Multidisciplinary Pain Management programmes
- Functional and Physical programmes
- Clinical psychology
- Education to referrers and other parties
Pain Management Programs Offered
- Service information and triage consultation
- Start UP group program focusing on function and movement with occupational and physiotherapists
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) pain management group programs with psychologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists
- Modules – Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, stress, sleep
- Combined individual allied health therapy
Who we care for
We provide treatment for adults with chronic non-malignant pain and cancer survivors with chronic pain.
What to expect
Following acceptance of your referral you can expect the following:
- An Initial Pain questionnaire to be sent via email /post which needs to be completed and returned before an appointment can be made. This is an essential part of starting the assessment process and is used to understand your unique experience and inform assessment and treatment recommendations.
- To be given an appointment to attend a Service information and Triage Consultation. This is a 30-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and expectations to ensure this is the right service at this time.
Some clients may go direct to a medical assessment where there are risks and other areas of concerns identified by their GP/Health care professional.
After this the assessment process may involve:
- A comprehensive assessment with our Allied Health multidisciplinary team. This includes occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychology and is requirement if continuing on with therapeutic programs.
- An Assessment with a Medical Pain Specialist.
Communication of assessment outcomes and recommendations
You will be provided with the outcomes and recommendations following your assessments and with your consent can be shared with your GP/ referring health professional or relevant other health professional.
This correspondence will detail any recommendations made for further treatments/therapies either within the clinic or recommended to receive outside the clinic via community services.
How to access this service
How to access this service
To be referred to the Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre you need to make a time to meet with your GP or other medical specialist and discuss whether this is the right service to meet their needs.
Your GP or other health professional will send a referral which includes your medical history, medications and previous treatments to the Caulfield ACCESS unit.
The Caulfield Access Unit
Referral phone: (03) 9076 6776
Referral fax: (03) 9076 6773
Once your referral has been received you will be contacted by our Access Unit to see if you still wish to be seen by the service.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid(s) and/or walking frame if needed
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
|Pain Management Clinic||Caulfield Hospital||260 Kooyong Rd, Caulfield VIC 3162|
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