Transitional Pain Clinic - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

The Transitional Pain Clinic (TPC) is a multidisciplinary, short term outpatient clinic aimed at improving post-surgical pain management and reducing the negative health risks associated with long term opioid use.  Patients may be seen before surgery, after surgery, or both.

Our goals

The goals of the clinic are to:

  • enhance post-surgical recovery, maximize function, and prevent pain-related disability;

  • decrease the risks associated with long-term use of prescription opioids;

  • and to prevent the development of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain (CPSP). 

Our team

The TPC team consists of Pain Specialist Physicians, Registered Nurses, a Psychologist, an Occupational Therapist, and a Pharmacist.

Vancouver General Hospital - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

2775 Laurel Street, 7th Floor, Station 4a
Vancouver, BC
V6H 0A
Phone: (604) 675-3653 - Reception
Phone: (604) 875-4111 extension 53653 - Switchboard
Fax: (604) 675-3659

Hours of operation

The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering patient appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Referral

?Preoperative patients are referred directly by Preadmission Clinic. A TPC referral form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner is required for postoperative patients.

Transitional pain clinic referral form

Parking & transportation

?Underground parking lot in DHCC, street parking in the area.

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

 Download parking rates for VCH facilities

Eligibility

?Postoperative patients must have had surgery within in the past 3 months at Vancouver General Hospital or UBC Hospital. 

Resources

Inclusion of these resources does not necessarily indicate an endorsement of them or an affiliation with our clinic or VCH.  As information is subject to change over time, please check with the above services directly to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date.

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?Complex Pain Clinic (interdisciplinary clinic for chronic pain)

St. Paul's Hospital
Telephone: 604-806-8019
https://www.providencehealthcare.org/pain-outpatient-clinics

Headache Clinic
UBC Hospital
Koerner Pavilion, UBC
604-822-1728
http://headacheclinic.ca/

Complex Chronic Diseases Program (Fibromyalgia)

BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
604-875-2061
http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/specialized-services/complex-chronic-diseases-program

Centre for Pelvis Pain & Chronic Endometriosis

BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Phone: 604-875-2534
http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/gynecology/pelvic-pain-endometriosis

Pain and Symptom Management Clinic (Cancer Pain)

BC Cancer Agency (multiple locations)
604-877-6000 ext. 672752 (Vancouver area)
1-800-663-3333 ext. 672752 Toll-free (in BC & Yukon)

There are several private pain clinics offering a mixture of both private pay services and services covered by the Medical Services Plan.  Some offer free pain education classes.

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