Chronic Pain Clinic

The Chronic Pain Clinic provides comprehensive pain management to patients throughout Southeastern Ontario through education, assessment, treatment plans, wellness promotion, follow-up care, primary care assistance, and prescription monitoring where appropriate. We prioritize patient safety with the goal of decreasing opioid reliance in pain management.


Hotel Dieu Hospital site
Jeanne Mance, Level 3
Registration: Jeanne Mance, Level 3 

Contact Information 

You can reach us by calling 613-544-3400 extension 2315

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 


Patients require a referral from their family doctor or another health care professional. 
Healthcare professionals can access our referral form here.


  • Ultrasound, radio frequency ablation (RFA), fluoroscopy
  • Physiotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Psychology services
  • Pelvic Pain program
  • Explain Pain and Relieve Pain workshops
  • Virtual Self-Management group
  • Moving with Pain workshop
  • Pacing group
  • Ergonomic workshops
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) group
  • Introduction to Mindfulness group
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy group 
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) group
  • CBT (Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy) group 
  • Emotion and Expression Therapy group
  • Activity group


  • Bring an updated medication list to every appointment
  • Arrive 15 minutes before every appointment to give you time to do the clinic questionnaire

What you can expect 

  • You will be assessed by a physician or a nurse practitioner at the clinic before your care path is determined
  • You may be asked to provide urine samples periodically for safety reasons
  • KHSC is a teaching centre and health care students may be part of your care

Patient resources 

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.

Power Over Pain

The Power Over Pain Portal is the one-stop shop for people living with pain to access free online resources to address a variety of their specific needs. Resources include articles, videos, podcasts, self-management courses, workshops, and peer support. 

Chronic pain management group

Below are a few points about how we approach chronic pain management in this group:

  • Working with a care team made up of a variety of difference health care professionals
  • Using a group-based treatment that emphasizes physical activity, goal setting and education to improve function and quality of life
  • Planning for a time-limited and goal-oriented team approach
Who would benefit from this group?
  • Adults (19 years of age and older) who are living with chronic pain that is affecting their quality of life and function
  • People who are looking to set goals, become more physically active and actively learn non-pharmacological strategies to manage their pain
Your care team

Your care team will include a variety of health care professionals. This may include:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
What to expect
  • Groups of up to 10 people who are living with chronic pain
  • Education and strategies to manage chronic pain from a compassionate and experienced multi-disciplinary team
  • Session is 12 weeks in duration and takes place one morning or afternoon each week
  • Access to community based resources
  • Active participation in the group towards the goals you have set
What not to expect
  • Diagnostic testing to determine the cause of your pain
  • Support group discussion about non-pain related stressors
  • Elimination of pain by the end of the session
Goals of this group
  • To improve your understanding of chronic pain management
  • To set personal goals 
  • Learn how to move safely
  • Practice coping and relaxation
  • Apply the new skills you have learned