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<div class="ExternalClass42FCDF7407D241A99B7FD96CFE75CDE3"><p>The Transitional Pain Clinic (TPC) is a multidisciplinary, short term outpatient clinic aimed at improving <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">post-surgical pain </strong>management and reducing the negative health risks associated with long term opioid use.  Patients may be seen before surgery, after surgery, or both.</p><h2>Our goals</h2><p>The goals of the clinic are to:</p><ul><li><p>enhance post-surgical recovery, maximize function, and prevent pain-related disability;</p></li><li><p>decrease the risks associated with long-term use of prescription opioids;</p></li><li><p> and to prevent the development of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain (CPSP). <br></p></li></ul><h2>Our team</h2><p>The TPC team consists of Pain Specialist Physicians, Registered Nurses, a Psychologist, an Occupational Therapist, and a Pharmacist.<br></p></div>2775 Laurel Street, 7th Floor, Station 4a(604) 675-3659<div class="ExternalClass7E8E97E36E3548B8A292AEDE5F35C2E4"><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">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.</span><br></p></div>(604) 675-3653 - ReceptionPhone: (604) 875-4111 extension 53653 - Switchboard V6H 0ABC<div class="ExternalClassF55F1B25D5EF4640923DE6CBE6A461F9"><p>​Underground parking lot in DHCC, street parking in the area.<br></p><p>There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:</p><ul><li><p>Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.<br></p></li><li><p>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.</p></li></ul><p>There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.<br></p><p><a href="http://www.vch.ca/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1376" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://www.vch.ca/_catalogs/masterpage/custom/images/pdf.jpg" alt=" " style="border-style:initial;margin:5px;box-sizing:border-box;max-width:100%;width:auto;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></p></div>49.2612028,-123.12608419999998<div class="ExternalClass65026673CECF4879933E61AE3596F330"><p>​Preoperative patients are referred directly by Preadmission Clinic. A TPC referral form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner is required for postoperative patients.<br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-3097" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Transitional pain clinic referral form</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass62D21958B2944973AD62CC7C2A10C9CD"><ul><li><p>​Pain BC (non-profit society, offers many free resources, programs, and support groups): <span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.painbc.ca/">www.painbc.ca</a></span></p></li><li><p>Kelty's Key Chronic Pain Course (free online education): <a href="http://www.keltyskey.com/courses/chronic-pain">www.keltyskey.com/courses/chronic-pain</a><br></p></li><li><p>Mindshift App (Anxiety Canada) Free app for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies for anxiety: <a href="https://anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt/">https://anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt/</a><br></p></li></ul><p><strong>Inclusion of these resources does not necessarily indicate an endorsement of them or an affiliation with our clinic or VCH.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>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.</strong></p></div><div class="ExternalClass368B5E1F47E04806A721174EF7796468"><p>​Postoperative patients must have had surgery within in the past 3 months at Vancouver General Hospital or UBC Hospital. <br></p></div>Vancouver General Hospital - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care CentreOther Pain ServicesPatient Education Materials<div class="ExternalClass8CD7249666B742C58C5F2714C042DE9C"><p><strong>​Complex Pain Clinic (interdisciplinary clinic for chronic pain)</strong></p><p><strong></strong>St. Paul's Hospital<br>Telephone: 604-806-8019<br><a href="https://www.providencehealthcare.org/pain-outpatient-clinics">https://www.providencehealthcare.org/pain-outpatient-clinics</a><br></p><p><strong>Headache Clinic<br></strong>UBC Hospital<br>Koerner Pavilion, UBC<br>604-822-1728<br><a href="http://headacheclinic.ca/">http://headacheclinic.ca/</a><br></p><p><strong>Complex Chronic Diseases Program (Fibromyalgia)</strong></p><p>BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre<br>604-875-2061<br><a href="http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/specialized-services/complex-chronic-diseases-program">http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/specialized-services/complex-chronic-diseases-program</a></p><p><strong>Centre for Pelvis Pain & Chronic Endometriosis</strong></p><p>BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre<br>Phone: 604-875-2534<br><a href="http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/gynecology/pelvic-pain-endometriosis">http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/gynecology/pelvic-pain-endometriosis</a></p><p><strong>Pain and Symptom Management Clinic (Cancer Pain)</strong></p><p>BC Cancer Agency (multiple locations)<br>604-877-6000 ext. 672752 (Vancouver area)<br>1-800-663-3333 ext. 672752 Toll-free (in BC & Yukon)</p><p>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.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass8AFC57B3DCB04351B2C403A5C21E7697"><ul><li><p>​Enhanced Recovery Patient Education Videos: Offers videos and pamphlets on pain and preparedness for various surgeries. Visit: <a href="http://www.vch.ca/your-care/hospital-care/surgery/eras" target="_blank">http://www.vch.ca/your-care/hospital-care/surgery/eras</a><br></p></li><li><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-2876" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pain Control After Surgery</a><br></p></li><li><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-2875" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Chronic Pain; What is it and what can you do about it?</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-2877" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Opioid Tapering; Information for patients taking opioid medication after hospitalization</a><br></p></li></ul></div>

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