How do I get an assessment at CHANGEpain?
There are three ways to access our whole person health and pain services.
How do I get seen sooner?
There are two ways to be seen sooner through assessments not covered by MSP:
You may book online book for an assessment with one of our allied health team. https://www.changepain.ca/integrative-pain-services
You may contact our Private Pay Services Coordinator for any of the following:
Assessments to access private pay medical services such as Prolotherapy, Botox, PRP and Integrative medicine.
Customized multi-disciplinary team assessment
Participation in one of our 3-month pain rehabilitation programs CPRecovery or CPPremium.
Access to our MSP-covered physician consultations
At CHANGEpain, your doctor sends an MSP referral. When we receive it, your doctor is notified and we send you a consultation appointment. Our current wait time for scheduling your first MSP consult appointment is about 6 months.
This appointment is ONLY confirmed after you fill out the emailed intake questionnaire.
If the questionnaire is not completed within 4 weeks of your appointment reminder, your appointment is cancelled.
As a reminder, an MSP medical doctor consultation is 30 minutes and follow-up appointment is 15 minutes.
Only one MSP service can be accessed per day but these can be combined with any non-MSP services.
If you would like longer time with your doctor, you may consider the private pay options listed below as they are part of coordinated services not covered by MSP.
Access to our private pay physician services
Our specialists offer medical services that are not covered by MSP such as prolotherapy, PRP, lidocaine infusion, ketamine infusion, botox for headache and myofascial contracture, integrative medicine/nutritional assessments and ongoing care.
For these services, consultations are $650 for 30 minutes.
These can be seen on the same day as any allied health services but cannot be combined with MSP services with the same specialist in the same day.
Access to our private pay allied health services
Assessments by our integrative pain service professionals (chiropractor, manual therapist, physiotherapist, kinesiologist, psychologist, pain coaches) can be booked directly online.
No referral required
Assessments are between 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the service required
Most consultations and therapies are covered by ICBC and extended healthcare insurance