Transitional Pain Clinic


3rd Floor, Burrard Building, Pre-Admission Clinic

If you need help locating us, please ask one of our hospital volunteers to direct you.

About this clinic

The Transitional Pain Clinic (TPC) is a short-term outpatient clinic. Its multidisciplinary approach provides surgical pain management services. Our purpose is to optimize pain control before and after surgery. We conduct appointments by phone and if needed, in person.

Services that we provide include:

  • Pre-operative consults with individuals who are at high risk for increased post-operative pain
  • Medication monitoring to safely taper opioids and optimize non-opioid medications
  • Education about pain science, breathing strategies and non-pharmacological pain self-management strategies
  • Supporting safe, gradual increases in physical function after surgery and return to daily activities

Reduce pain crises and unexpected emergency hospital visits. We provide early healthcare support after discharge by offering pain services 1-2 weeks from discharge.

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed


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Clinical trials & research

Advances in treatments are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make for yourself in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this area so please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about advancing health outcomes and find better ways to help people live and thrive. While you cannot assume benefit to yourself, your participation can make a difference in improving care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information or contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

Medical & professional referrals

  • Pre-operative patients: Referred by their surgeon, primary care provider or the Pre-Admission Clinic.
  • Post-Operative patients: Seen within 1-2 weeks of discharge from the hospital after surgery. They are referred by the following services:
    • Acute Pain Service (APS) or the clinical nurse specialist for pain
    • Surgical Services and primary care providers

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