Chronic Pain Program

Mission:

To utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to develop an individualized care plan for clients living with chronic pain, to facilitate access to appropriate health care services, to enhance quality of life through empowerment.

What to expect:

Chronic pain affects all aspects of our lives which is why our program performs a comprehensive assessment, both physically and mentally.

The Nurse Practitioner will review your pain history, your completed diagnostic imaging, your medications and the effects of past and present medical interventions. A focused physical examination will be done when necessary. These findings will allow them to provide you and your healthcare provider recommendations on evidence based treatment options. Some examples of recommendations include medication changes, exercise programs, various therapies, referral to specialists and specialized procedures.

The Social Worker facilitates Chronic Pain Self-Management Classes as well as provides one on one counselling support to individuals interested in cognitive behavioural therapy, an evidence based therapy to help patients cope with the difficulties of managing chronic pain.

 

Eligibility:

Experience non cancer related pain
Not be considered end of life (palliative)
Experience chronic pain, greater than 3 consecutive months

Please have your primary health care provider or supporting community agency fax a referral to the VON Chronic Pain Program. Once your referral is received, you will receive a phone call within 1-2 weeks to arrange an appointment.

Appointments are arranged either in person or virtually at the following locations:

VON Windsor Site, 190-250 Tecumseh Rd E., Windsor  
VON Chatham Kent Site, 100-190 Stanley Ave., Chatham
VON Sarnia Lambton, 1705 London Line, Sarnia

Should you have any questions or inquiries, you are welcome to call the office at 519-945-2931 or toll free at 1-855-419-5200 ext 4, Monday through Friday between the working hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 pm.

 

To download and fill out the Community Agency referral form click here.

To download and fill out the MD/NP referral form click here

 

Fax number: 1-855-492-2963

 

*Due to efficient processes, we are proud to note that on average, all clients within our Erie St. Clair District are seen by a clinical member of the team between 2-3 weeks upon referral acceptance.

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Chronic Pain Management Assessment & Referral Program