Merri Health has launched a new chronic pain management service for people aged 18 and over who have chronic/persistent pain and live in Hume, Darebin, Moreland, Yarra, Melbourne, Moonee Ponds or the Macedon Ranges area.
This community-based service provides patient care and management by allied health practitioners with medical support from partners The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Northern Hospital and general practitioners. The service provides:
An active management and biopsychosocial approach
Options for individual, group and telehealth consultations
Care coordination, physiotherapy and clinical psychology
Medical consultation (if required) on site at Merri Health in partnership with The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Options for involvement in case consultations/conferencing with the Chronic Pain Service staff.
The service is free for patients; however there may be a cost if they are referred to other disciplines/services at Merri Health.
Supported by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, the service will run for two years.
A GP referral to the service is required. Find out more, or download a referral form, here.