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Ottawa Hospital (The)

Site: Ottawa - 505 Smyth Rd

Service: The Rehabilitation Centre - Chronic Pain Management Program

Alternate Name OCR ; The Ottawa Hospital
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
505 Smyth Rd
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M2
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Intersection Alta Vista Dr and Smyth Rd
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Helps individuals better manage chronic pain by providing education on chronic pain and disability management * increasing activity level and helping people remain active even though they experience chronic pain * improving physical fitness and posture * improving emotional functioning 
The premise of the program is self-management, as opposed to attempting to cure or alleviate pain symptoms. Operates on an out-patient basis and typically lasts four weeks (one week of assessment/education and three weeks of treatment). 
The interdisciplinary team is comprised of professionals from nursing * physiatry * psychology * occupational therapy * physiotherapy * social work * vocational rehabilitation * recreational therapy * pharmacy
Hours Hours vary based on treatment program
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Individuals 18 years of age and older, referred by a physician, who have had continuous pain for three months or longer that has been thoroughly investigated and generally non-responsive to medical treatment, experience some or all of the following secondary conditions: physical deconditioning, difficulty coping with role changes, poor self-esteem, sleep disturbance, emotional distress, vocational uncertainty, and interpersonal difficulties, and are open to making lifestyle changes through a self-management approach.  
Individuals are not eligible if their primary pain symptoms are exclusive to headaches, gastro-intestinal problems, and urinary, pelvic, or gynecological difficulties, and/or they are seeking prescriptions, epidural blocks, or other medical treatments.
Application To obtain services, a physician referral is required.
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - There is a fee to cover the cost of materials, which is payable at the start of the treatment phase of the program. ; Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Card; Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). For some individuals, funding is provided by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). ; Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). For some individuals, funding is provided by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
Service Categories Hospital Based Outpatient Services ~ Pain ; Pain Management
Waiting List Varies, 2 to 4 months
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-737-8899 ext 75460
Fax 613-733-8336
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Other Details
Established 1981
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health * Ministry of Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 86904 2747 RR0001 (The Ottawa Hospital Foundation)
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Print Material Provided as part of standard care
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes * by Accreditation Canada

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