Pain Management Notice

Pain Management Notice
If you have a painful condition that has required frequent use of narcotic-type pain medicine, we would like to see that you receive the best possible care for your problem. To achieve this, you must have a personal physician who can supervise a treatment plan for you.
You should follow up with your primary care provider or you may locate a personal physician on your own. Various community providers and resources are available for patient services.
Patients previously treated in the Emergency Care Center should have followed the instructions provided on their discharge paperwork.
If your physician determines that you need to visit the Emergency Department for pain control, that doctor should provide you with a plan of treatment for your pain. This is a communication from your physician which describes his or her recommendations for what pain medicine you may receive, how much, and how often. It will help all physicians provide the proper treatment for you.
Please Note:  In the future you will not be able to receive   
narcotic pain medicine from this facility
without approval from your personal physician.