Improving and Integrating Urban Indigenous Health Services

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Persistent Pain

The Persistent Pain Service provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients aged 16 years and over, and their immediate families access to a culturally safe multidisciplinary service.

Based in Caboolture, the service is a partnership between MATSICHS and the Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre to support clients with:

  • understanding pain and how to best manage it
  • accessing services to ease pain
  • access to specialist treatment.

Our care team includes:

  • pain medicine consultants
  • nurse care coordinators
  • psychologists
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • social workers
  • pharmacists.


Moreton ATSICHS Specialist Hub

5 James Street, Caboolture

Who to refer

This service is to support Mob who are:

  • experiencing chronic pain and require a multidisciplinary approach
  • experiencing functional difficulties
  • have completed specialist reviews to exclude other treatment options
  • clients with stable or well supported mental health conditions
  • able to participate in a self-management plan
  • stabilised following support of a specialised substance use service.

Complete the Metro North referrals template annotating Persistent Pain Service – IUIH Caboolture and send via SmartReferrals.

IUIH network:


  • Gain client consent for referral to the IUIH Visiting/QH Specialist Clinic Site
  • From Patient MMEx record
  • Create letter using Adult Public Metro North Central Referral Intake template
  • Select Referred To-Named Person= Metro North Central Referral Hub (HealthLink)
  • Name of Specialist/ Department= Persistent Pain Service- IUIH Caboolture
  • Select Hospital: Royal Brisbane

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