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Programs & Services

Transitional Pain Clinic

 Location: South Health Campus

A multi-disciplinary pain clinic.

Provides assistance for South Health Campus surgical patients with pain that is difficult to manage or is expected to be difficult to manage. The service provides a bridge between acute in-hospital pain care and the medical home by providing multidisciplinary care and individualized pain care plans for patients both prior to surgery and for up to 6 months post- surgery.

This service improves patient care and outcomes by:

  • reducing the incidence of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain (CPSP)
  • improving patient functional outcomes and quality of recovery post-surgery
  • decreasing patient reliance on opioid medications via multi-modal analgesia and multidisciplinary pain management strategies

Contact Details

South Health Campus

4448 Front Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
T3M 1M4

This facility is wheelchair accessible.

Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

On major bus route

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), social workers

South Health Campus hospital patients who are having surgery within 6 months and who are at risk of having significant post-operative pain, or who have developed significant post-operative pain within 6 months of having their surgery. Possible risk factors to consider include:

  • high use of opioid medications pre-operatively, or high levels of opioid use post-operatively with difficulty weaning
  • significant and consistent high level of pre-operative pain
  • psychological risks factors
    • pain catastrophising
    • anxiety
    • depression
  • surgery expected to be extremely painful
  • greater than expected decrease in level of global functioning
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

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