Chronic Pain Visit

Appointments are available for our established, returning patients. This service is not for 'outside' patients, those not receiving care from our clinic.

 We look forward to working with you and your doctor to better control your pain

 What to expect at your first visit:
 
  • You will meet with the Pain Service care assistant to discuss details about your pain. We will review what treatments you have tried in the past.
  • This visit should last about 45 minutes once you check in.
  • You will also be asked to sign a contract. Click here to access a copy of our Medication Contract.
 What to expect at return visits:
 
  • You will meet with the Pain Service specialist who will direct medical management.
  • This visit should last about 1 hour once you check in.
What to do to get ready for the visit:
 
  • Bring the bottles of all pain medications that you are taking.
  • Bring bottles of any pain medicines you took in the past that you still have.
  • Bring any notes or letters you may have about your pain from doctors who are not in the UNC system.
 
What to expect in the future:
  • You will come to clinic every 4 weeks until your pain is stable. At that point, visits will be every 2 months to every 6 months, depending on how well you are doing, and what medications you are taking.
 

Contact information for the UNC General Medicine Pain Service

 Phone: 919.966-1459 or Toll-Free: 866.633.8002
 

Please call us if you have any questions or cannot make it to your appointment.