The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans is a research centre that focuses on improving the well-being of Veterans with chronic pain through focused research. Interdisciplinary Pain Management Centres or Clinics provide care through an interdisciplinary model where the doctor, pharmacist, psychologist, and team work together to treat the patient or Veteran as a whole. The Centre of Excellence is grateful to work with a small number of Interdisciplinary Pain Management Centres for research purposes. Those research partners are listed on this map.
For a list of all known pain clinics in Canada, please see the following web page from the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research & Care at McMaster University. On the right side of the page, click on the document titled “Canadian Pain Clinic Listing” to access the list: https://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/pain-institute/resources
Veterans with recognized service-related injuries receive Treatment Benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). VAC has a list of approved Interdisciplinary Pain Management Centres (usually referred to as interdisciplinary clinics or IDCs) where Veterans can be funded to attend to receive care. In order to access interdisciplinary care in those locations, Veterans need to be approved by VAC through their Treatment benefits. This is received through their Case Manager or a Case Worker if they do not have a Case Manager. Veterans seeking interdisciplinary care for pain management should engage with their VAC Case Manager / Case Worker.