Changepain

Body

  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Comfort
  • Strength
  • Movement

Mind

  • Vitality
  • Joy
  • Memory
  • Clarity
  • Inspired

Life

  • Relationships
  • Purpose
  • Navigation
  • Inner Peace
  • Abundance

We are Ambassadors of whole-person care

Why do we think like this?

All are connected.

No person’s health is reduced to one body part, code, or fee item. We believe in whole-person care from prevention to early recovery to build strength for life. One thing leads to another. 

How are we like this?

By being integrated and holistic.

Daily, we cultivate the culture of interconnectivity. We’re obsessed with overcoming barriers within the healthcare system. We harness cutting edge science and technology for holistic pain care breakthroughs.

What are we doing about this?

We are the change we want to see.

After 10 years of catalyzing healthcare change, we are redefining the care experience. Defying all odds, we built a healing home inspired by nature’s power to heal inside and out so we can transform health together.

We’re recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC for our toptier safety and practice standards in providing Procedural Pain Management (PPM), Pain Management Infusion (PMI) therapy, IV Ketamine for the treatment of mood disorders (KET).

By interconnecting driven medical and allied health change makers in a unified setting, we awaken conscious healthcare.

We keep on going.

How do I get started and what can I expect?

Referral

Do you have a referral?

A referral from a Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner is needed to access MSP-covered medical services. Download Referral Form.

You do not need a referral to access all other services.

After accepting your referral, you will be added to our waitlist. We will contact you to schedule your initial consultation. As part of the intake process, please complete the following:

After accepting your referral, you can access all of our MSP-covered virtual group sessions at any time, even before your initial assessment.

These physician-led groups empower you to change your pain and relationship to it. Sessions offered include introductory sessions, safe movement, active gentle movement, wellness/pain conditions, and brain and mental health.

You can access our non-MSP covered medical services with or without a referral, and these medical services may be covered by third party funding. We help request for coverage from various third parties on your behalf.

If you are interested in our non-MSP covered medical services, contact our Private Pay Services Coordinator:

You can access our Allied Health services with or without a referral, and these services may be covered by third party funding. We offer direct billing to almost all third-party payers including ICBC, VAC, RCMP, Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Manulife Financial, Canada Life, Green Shield, and various third parties under Telus Health. If you are interested in our Allied Health services, contact our Allied Health Coordinator:

You can access our MSP-covered virtual group sessions without a referral. Self-book and complete your first GP-led session as this your entry into all the other sessions.

These physician-led groups empower you to change your pain and relationship to it. Sessions offered include introductory sessions, safe movement, active gentle movement, wellness/pain conditions, and brain and mental health.

You can access our non-MSP covered medical services with or without a referral, and these medical services may be covered by third party funding. We help request for coverage from various third parties on your behalf. If you are interested in our non-MSP covered medical services, contact our Private Pay Services Coordinator:

You can access our MSP-covered virtual group sessions without a referral. Self-book and complete your first GP-led session as this your entry into all the other sessions. These physician-led groups empower you to change your pain and relationship to it. Sessions offered include introductory sessions, safe movement, active gentle movement, wellness/pain conditions, and brain and mental health.

Initial Assessment

We are excited to get to know you and see how we can help. To better assess you, you may be asked to fill out some intake questionnaires online prior to your appointment, or in person if preferred. We will assess your condition and provide recommendations for treatment options inside and outside of changepain’s integrated layered care services.
  • In-person
  • Virtual

During this assessment, your medical and pain history are reviewed. Based on your unique needs, your doctor may recommend pain relieving procedures, medication suggestions, advanced infusion therapy, pain neuroscience MSP group virtual sessions, investigations, and integration with the Allied Health team.

We offer two types of private pay assessments: Private Medical Consultation (PMC) & Multidisciplinary Private Assessment (MDPA). See details and cost below.

During this assessment, your health and pain history are reviewed. Based on your functional movement, mind health and wellness needs, your Allied Health clinician may recommend physical therapies, home-based programs, resources, wellness strategies, and integration with the medical team.

Treatments & Follow-ups

We work closely with you to diagnose the root causes of your pain with examinations, investigations, and your response to treatments recommended. We perform a variety of procedures, including ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided procedures as appropriate. 

We review your progress over time to ensure the effectiveness of the treatments and we will adjust the treatment plan accordingly to support your functional recovery. 

After you meet the criteria, our pain specialists will provide the requested non-MSP medical therapy.  

We work closely with you to diagnose the root causes of your pain with examinations and your response to therapies recommended. These therapies include:

  • Chiropractic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Kinesiology/Active Rehab
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Intramuscular Stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Counselling

We adapt your treatment plan over time to meet your health goals.

Review & Plan

  • In-person
  • Virtual
We evaluate your progress and co-create the most suitable path for your continued care. This may include transitioning your care management to other providers, referring you to other services, or maintaining changepain treatments as needed. To continue enhancing your health journey and building pain neuroscience knowledge, you may access our MSP-covered virtual group sessions indefinitely.  

FAQs

Yes 

MSP-Covered Medical Services:  We offer virtual appointments for consultations and video/phone follow-ups.   

Non-MSP Medical Services:  We offer virtual appointments for consultations.  

Allied Health Services:  We offer virtual appointments for Counselling. Virtual appointments can also be arranged for other services, if needed, but in-person treatments are recommended. 

MSP Virtual Group Medical Visits:  We offer virtual group medical appointments 

No.  

We require you to have an appointment scheduled online or virtually for you to be seen. For some services, same-day scheduling is available.

Yes. For private pay services, we accept insurance coverages from:
  • ICBC 
  • VAC 
  • RCMP – non-work-related injury 
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Sun Life 
  • Manulife Financial 
  • Canada Life 
  • Green Shield
  • Telus Health
    • BPA
    • Canadian Construction Workers Union
    • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
    • CINUP
    • ClaimSecure
    • Cowan Insurance Group
    • D.A. Townley
    • Desjardins Insurance
    • First Canadian
    • GMS Carriers 49 and 50
    • GroupHEALTH
    • GroupSource
    • Industrial Alliance
    • Johnson Inc.
    • Johnston Group
    • LiUna Local 183
    • LiUna Local 506
    • Manion
    • Maximum Benefit
    • People Corporation
    • RWAM
    • Union Benefits

Are you seeking whole-person pain care?

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Cost of Initial Assessments - Non-MSP Medical


Private Medical Consultation (PMC) Multidisciplinary Private Assessment (MDPA)
Description Expedited, focused assessment to determine fit for non-MSP covered services requested:
IV Lidocaine Infusion, Ketamine Therapies, Prolotherapy, BOTOX, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Comprehensive functional and medical assessment with a multidisciplinary report addressing the biopsychosocial issues identified.
Care Team Pain Specialist Pain Specialist
Functional Movement Specialist
Duration 30 minutes 2 hours
Cost $450.00 $3,500.00

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Cost of Initial Assessments - Allied Health


Assessment Duration Cost
Chiropractic Initial 60 minutes $165.00
Physiotherapy Initial 60 minutes $160.00
Kinesiology Initial 45 minutes $90.00 (+ tax)
Counselling Initial 90 minutes $250.00
Acupuncture Initial 45 minutes $140.00
Ketamine Counselling Initial for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy 60 minutes $250.00

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