Persistent Pain Program

Persistent Pain Program

What is it?

Persistent pain is an important health concern, and the science of persistent pain has changed significantly. Understanding this is important to successfully manage your pain and the Persistent Pain Program - Turning Pain Into Gain (PPP) offers care to those suffering with persistent pain.

Similar programs have been offered within hospital pain clinics, but can be difficult to access due to high demand. PPP provides education to better understand and manage your persistent pain condition, and assists you to navigate the appropriate healthcare services to improve your quality of life.

Who runs the program?

PPP is delivered by our Clinical Facilitators, who will support you and conduct assessments to assit your GP and healthcare professionals with a special interest in persistent pain, including pharmacist, physiotherapist, dietician, pain educator, counselor or psychologist.

How often does it run?

PPP involves two-hour monthly education sessions for six months, as well as individual case management for up to twelve months.

Where is it available?

PPP is offered in our Rockingham health centre. Get in touch with our Rockingham health centre here.

Accessing the program

PPP is available via GP referral. If you don’t have a GP, please contact us directly. Referral forms can be found here.

Costs

There is no cost to participate in PPP. Eligible participants may be entitled to three subsidised supplementary allied health services to help with managing your persistent pain. Eligibility is determined during individual appointments.

Acknowledgements

The Persistent Pain Program - Turning Pain Into Gain is provided by 360 Health + Community in partnership with the State Government through the Department of Health WA. 

360 Health + Community acknowledges WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) for providing funding in its role as the Perth North, Perth South and Country WA PHNs.