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Persistent Pain Clinics

There are 6 persistent pain management services in Queensland:

Referral pathways

The referral should be directed to the closest, most appropriate service for the patient. Refer to the table below to determine the most appropriate service.

It may be helpful to check with the particular pain service you are intending to refer to as some are shared geographical locations. GPs can use their local HealthPathways to refer.

Queensland Health multidisciplinary pain service

Far North
Townsville - Mackay

  • North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service

Central and North West

  • North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service OR
  • Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre

Central Queensland
Metro North Brisbane

  • Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre

Darling Downs
South West

  • Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre OR
  • Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre

West Moreton
Oxley

  • Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service OR
  • Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre OR
  • Metro South - Pain Rehabilitation Centre OR
  • Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre

Wide Bay
Sunshine Coast

  • Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service
Metro South
  • Metro South - Pain Rehabilitation Centre
Gold Coast
  • Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre
Statewide
  • Queensland Interdisciplinary Paediatric Persistent Pain Service (QIPPS)

The referral should be directed to the principal pain medicine physician in the relevant service.

North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service

The North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service has 4 locations: 2 in Townsville, 1 in Cairns and 1 in Mackay.

Enquiries and referrals:
Level 2, Medilink Retail Centre  
The Townsville University Hospital, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas

Postal address:
IMB 117 PO Box 670
Townsville Qld 4810

Phone: (07) 4433 5300
Fax: (07) 4433 1433
Email: NQPPMS@health.qld.gov.au
Clinic hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service

Postal address:
PO Box 547
Nambour Qld 4560

Phone: (07) 5470 6785
Fax: (07) 5370 3587

Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre

Postal address:
Level 3, Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS)
296 Herston Rd
Herston Qld 4029

Phone: (07) 3647 6553
Fax: (07) 3647 6618

Metro South Pain Rehabilitation Centre

Postal address:
Central Referral Hub
PO Box 4195
Eight Mile Plains Qld 4113

Phone: 1300 364 155
Fax: 1300 364 248

Gold Coast Persistent Pain Management Service

Postal address:
Suite 3, Campus Alpha
2 Investigator Drive
Robina Qld 4226

Phone: (07) 5668 6825
Fax: (07) 5680 9539

Queensland Interdisciplinary Paediatric Pain Service

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Postal address:
Queensland Children’s Hospital
Level 7, 501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane Qld 4101

Phone: 3068 4499
Email: QCH-persistentpain@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 10 August 2021