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Consumer Guide: Finding and Choosing a Pain Clinic

In Wisconsin, the state licenses and regulates certain pain clinics (based on Wis. Stat. ch. 50 § 50.60). There’s a directory with details about each regulated pain clinic. View the directory to find a pain clinic near you.

View pain clinic directory as a PDF (PDF)

What is a pain clinic?

Wisconsin law defines a pain clinic as a privately owned facility that has providers or services focused on treating pain. The clinic can either:

  • Have a majority of its health care providers, within the scope of their license, devote most of their time to treating pain conditions. This includes the practice of pain medicine or interventional pain medicine.
  • Advertise and reserve time to provide pain medicine or interventional pain medicine services. The clinic must have one or more worker who prescribes any of the following as chronic therapy for pain:
    • Opioids or opiates
    • Benzodiazepines
    • Carisoprodol

Learn about my rights and/or file a complaint

These resources can help you understand laws that protect you and your care.

  • Client Rights Office—Find out how to get advice about your rights from a team of experts. This office helps people who get services for a disability, mental health, or substance use. They’ll tell you more about your rights under the law, Wis. Stat. §§ 51.30 and 51.61, and what they mean.
  • Complaints or Problems with Your Health Care—Find out how to file a complaint about your health care. Includes issues with health and residential care facilities, providers, insurance, and medical bills.
  • End-of-Life Planning—Learn about how to plan for the end of life. Includes details on advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, privacy rights, and more.
  • Pain Clinics—Learn more about how pain clinics are regulated in Wisconsin.
Last revised August 15, 2022