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Medical Licensing and Certification: Pain Clinic

In Wisconsin, Pain Clinics must be licensed.


Initial, Renewal


A pain clinic license is for privately owned facilities that have 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


Three years




Email for application details.

The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) sends renewal information at least 60 days before your license expires. You must return materials 30 days prior to expiration.

Last revised January 26, 2023