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Pain Clinics

Pain clinics are privately owned facilities where providers treat pain syndromes. Treatments include interventional pain medicine or medication prescription.

More specifically, a pain clinic is defined by Wis. Stat. § 50.60 as:

  • A privately owned facility where a majority of the health care providers, practicing within the scope of their licenses, devotes a majority of their practices to the treatment of pain syndromes through the practice of pain medicine or interventional pain medicine.
  • A privately owned facility that advertises or otherwise holds itself out as providing pain medicine or interventional pain medicine services and that has one or more employees or contractors who prescribe opioids or opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol as chronic therapy for pain syndromes.

Finding and Choosing a Pain Clinic

Contact us

For questions regarding pain clinics, contact the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA):

For information on certification, change of ownership or information, regulations, and renewals:

Fire reporting

All fires in a licensed facility in Wisconsin must be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) within 72 hours. To report a fire, complete and submit the Health Care Facility Fire Report, F-62500.

For questions regarding fire reporting, contact DQA Fire Authority:

Additional information is provided in DQA numbered memo 23-002 (PDF).

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Last revised September 1, 2023