Pain Program - Homepage

About the Pain Program

The Regional Chronic Pain Program is a dynamic, multi-service outpatient clinic specialized in identifying pain sources and restoring function.

Our program aims to improve quality of life and function for individuals with persistent pain. This is achieved through working with our pain team, setting realistic and obtainable goals, and attending our educational classes. 

Who We Are

The Pain Program’s interdisciplinary team is comprised of physicians, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, pharmacists, nursing staff, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social work, and clerical staff.

Based on individual needs, some people might see several members of our Pain Team, or only one or two. 

Locations

Island Health’s Chronic Pain Program has three locations: 

*The information on this webpage pertains to the Victoria and Nanaimo locations only.

Learn More

Learn more about our pain program

Pain Program Clinic Overview – RJH & NRGH

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Island Health Pain Program’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – RJH & NRGH

Chronic Pain Resources

For a host of videos, links and information related to chronic pain management, please review our Chronic Pain Resources webpage.

Pain Management Services 

If you are participating in our group programs, or you’d like to learn more about our interdisciplinary services, please review our Pain Management Services webpage

General Information on Pain Program - Homepage

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

Island Health’s Pain Program requires a referral from a primary care provider.

For Practitioners 

Pain Program Referral Guide

Regional Interdisciplinary Referral (fillable)

Direct to Procedure Referral (fillable)

For more information, please refer to Pathways.

Preparing for Your Visit

Admission Process

To receive treatment at Island Health’s Chronic Pain Program, please contact your primary care provider for a referral. 

We require a Health History Questionnaire to be completed. This will be sent to each patient prior to their first scheduled appointment. 

Procedure Handouts

To help you prepare, recover, and develop a better understanding of our procedures, please review our available handouts in the "Additional Resources" section below.  

Locations

Learn About

News & Events

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

Donna McLeod, Shelley McLeod-Garner and Michelle King share something beyond genes.

Read more

parking sign

Pay parking resumes March 4, 2022

Effective March 4, 2022, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. 

Read more

Caring for the Vulnerable

Caring for the Vulnerable

Healthcare professionals provide care in many settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools and people’s homes, but for those individuals who don’t have a fixed address and require care, some community health services staff go to them. 

Read more