Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice

Chronic Pain Resources

Pilot Project on Chronic Pain (2019-2022)

Local Chronic Pain Clinic

Shuswap Lake General Hospital (250 833 3600)

Regional Chronic Pain Clinics

Okanagan Interventional Pain Clinic (Bill Nelems Pain & Research Center)

  • http://www.nelemspain.ca/
  • Located in Kelowna
  • Specializing in procedural, medical and rehab interventions for chronic pain including pain management groups, self management, consulting services, medical management, interventional treatments and rehabilitation/physiotherapy

Local Health Care Practitioners

  • (Practitioners who have completed pain management training at accredited institutions)
    Coming soon!  Currently under development by Pain BC.

Education and Resources for Pain Providers

  • Learning Module on Pain Management through GPSC
  • Pain BC offers accredited continuing education opportunities for healthcare providers
  • BC ECHO for Chronic Pain Community of Practice
  • Pathways
  • Pathways provides a wealth of clinical resources - from practical assessment and diagnostic tools, prescribing guidelines, specialists search, pain scales, patient handouts, and more.

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Various Resources for Patients

Shuswap Family Resource Center

  • Supports individuals of all ages (ex. affordable or free counselling, community kitchens and food programs, legal advocacy, etc.) Provides referrals and connections for services in the local community and area.  Email: info@familyresource.bc.ca  Phone: 250-832-2170

Vernon Family Resource Center

  • Affordable or free counselling for individuals, support groups, etc.
    Email: info@vernonfrc.ca  
    Phone: (250) 545-3390

Pain BC

  • www.painbc.ca
  • Pain support and wellness groups, coaching, self-management tools, and more.
    Toll free: 1-844-430-0818.

Pain Support Line

  • 1-844-880-PAIN
  • Safe and confidential space to talk about pain and its impacts on your life. Information on resources to help you.

Live Plan Be

  • www.liveplanbe.ca
  • Keep track of your symptoms and their impacts. Develop a plan for better pain management and quality of life.

Self Management BC

  • www.selfmanagementbc.ca
  • Free, evidence-based programs designed to increase confidence and motivation to better manage the daily challenges of living with chronic pain.
    Toll Free: 1-866-902-3767

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