The Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre is an ambulatory service providing specialist assessment and treatment for adults with chronic non-malignant pain and cancer survivors with chronic pain.
Clinical service overview
The Centre aims to assist patients to reduce the impact of persistent pain by optimising pain treatments, improving function and promoting self-management.
This is achieved by expert assessment, patient education and access to a number of treatment modalities.
The Centre undertakes research on outcomes of pain treatments, psychosocial aspects of chronic pain, pain and ageing and novel therapies for pain.
It also has close links with The Alfred's Acute Pain Service (in Anaesthesia) as well as various specialist services treating chronic pain conditions. Together the services are accredited for training in Pain Medicine.
- medical management
- assessment and advice and recommendations for ongoing treatment
- multidisciplinary pain management programmes
- functional and physical programmes
- clinical psychology
- education to referrers and other parties
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- interventional procedures (anaesthetic blocks)
- referral for interventions, when indicated
- centre for assessment of patients for Spinal Implant Surgery
- Medico Legal reports
Pain Management Programs
- SMART (Self Management and Resource Tools)
- physiotherapy/occupational therapy group (Startup)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Pain Management Group programs
- Follow up Group Programs
- Modules – Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Stress, Sleep, Hydrotherapy
- Individual Management
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
Caulfield Access is responsible for intake, information and referral processing for a wide range of community and ambulatory services.
We accept referrals from GPs, specialists, family, carers, case managers and patients.
We also welcome phone enquiries to discuss potential referrals or an existing referral. Referrals are triaged depending on priority.
Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer a patient to a community service either:
- complete the Service Coordination Tool Template (SCTT) and submit electronically, or
- complete and fax your SCTT referral form to Caulfield Access Unit
Consider making referrals for chronic conditions indefinite.
Once a referral has been received, a Care Coordinator will phone the patient to discuss their needs and organise appropriate services. The Care Coordinator will provide the patient with their phone number. Patients are encouraged to contact the Care Coordinator if they have any concerns.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 6834
- Referral fax (03) 9076 4060
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