Chronic Pain Care
The Chronic Pain Clinic is located at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre and provides comprehensive pain management to patients throughout Southeastern Ontario. Our program provides patients with information and education, followed by an in-depth initial assessment, treatment plan, wellness promotion, follow-up care, primary care assistance/education, and prescription monitoring where appropriate.
The Program also provides opportunities to support research and knowledge translation about pain within the broader health care system. In keeping with the Ontario Strategy to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Overdose, our program focuses on prescribing principles and treatments that prioritize patient safety with the goal of decreasing opioid reliance in pain management while increasing the patient’s ability to self-manage their pain and improve their quality of life day-to-day.
To access our care and support services, patients require a referral from their family doctor or another health care professional. If you are a health care professional, you can access our referral form here.
The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are close on weekends and statutory holidays.
If you are looking for other resources, there is a Living Well With Chronic Pain Workshop offered by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
There is no cure for chronic pain, but it can be managed. Studies have shown that when people actively manage their pain on a daily basis, they get the best results.
Please check out educational information created by The Toronto Academic Pain Institute (TAPMI) who is one of our provincial care partners.
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