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. 

To learn more about the pain program and available community resources, please review the Pain Program - Introductory Slideshow.


Island Health’s Chronic Pain Program has three locations: 

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

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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.

Group Programs

If you are participating in our group programs, or you’d like to learn more about our interdisciplinary services, please review our Group Programs webpage.

General Information on Pain Program - Homepage

Referral Required?
How to get a 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)

Neuropathic Pain: Pharmacological Evidence-Based Treatment Algorithm

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.  

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