Clinics & services

Chronic Pain Clinic

Chronic Pain Clinic referrals

We require a referral from GPs or medical specialists for billing purposes for this clinic.

Refer your patient

For internal referrals

Cerner for inpatients – HIP Community Programs

Phone: HIP Central Intake, Ext 2211, press 1

For community referrers

Chronic Pain Clinic 

Phone: 03 9496 2211 press 1.

Fax: 03 9496 4337


Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Find out more about referring your patient to our specialist clinic services.

Key information for referrers

Referrals to our Chronic Pain Clinic are subject to the Victorian Department of Health's Statewide Referral Criteria (SRC) for public specialist clinics.

These criteria need to be met in the referral for the referral to be accepted.

Referral guidelines

Our catchment area

Distance from Austin Health is not a barrier for clients attending centre-based services, however we encourage referral to the clients nearest service.

Current wait times

The current wait time for this service (from receipt of referral) is between:

  • 3 to 4 months for the introductory group education session
  • 6 to 8 months for individual assessment

Alternative local services

To find a pain service based on location, search the National Pain Services Directory.