The Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) is an award winning, comprehensive, inpatient and outpatient chronic pain treatment program established in 1988 to help veterans with chronic pain cope with their conditions. Since that time, we have evolved into a nationally known center for pain treatment, research, and education. We have been designated a VA “Clinical Program of Excellence” for pain treatment, and we are the only CARF accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) inpatient pain treatment center in the VA system.
We accept referrals for Veterans with chronic pain from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Inpatient Program lasts nineteen days, with four patients admitted each week. The Outpatient Program is held two days per week for eight weeks, with two patients admitted per week.
Veterans referred from long distances, who comprise a significant portion of our Inpatient Program, are sent a questionnaire. Upon return of this questionnaire, a medical chart review is completed and a telephone interview is conducted by a member of the pain staff. If there are any questions or concerns about participation in the program, these are shared with the referring provider. All patients referred must have a recent Urine Drug Screen. A similar process is conducted in person for all local candidates interested in either the Inpatient or Outpatient Programs. After a participant has been accepted for admission to the CPRP, a member of the nursing staff calls the individual to set up an admission date, and travel arrangements are planned when necessary.