Pediatric Pain Management
Mary L. Johnson Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center
Pediatric Pain Management Clinic
730 Welch Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Inpatients: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Outpatients: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am-5 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 pm-5 pm
|Phone: (650) 497-8977
Fax: (650) 724-5344
Physician Referral Line: (800) 995-5724
|Learn more about our exciting hospital expansion by visiting growing.lpch.org
Note that during this expansion, routes to 730 Welch have changed.
The Pain Management Service at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is dedicated to decreasing pain in infants, children and adolescents, and helping children get back a healthy, active life. Using the most innovative and leading-edge techniques, our team individualizes treatment plans that combine conventional medicine with a variety of complementary approaches. We treat patients of all ages, from newborns to adults.
Medical and Complementary Approach to CareEach evaluation includes recommendations for a treatment plan specifically designed for the individual patient. The plan may include:
|Analgesic medication management||Physical therapy|
|Intravenous patient controlled analgesia||Occupational therapy|
|Epidural and spinal analgesia||Biofeedback|
|Single and continuous nerve blocks||Cognitive-behavioral techniques (relaxation, guided imagery, coping skills training)|
|Mental health medication management||Psychotherapy and family counseling|
|Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)||Medical Hypnosis|
Services OverviewPackard Children’s pediatric pain management specialists provide inpatient services and comprehensive outpatient evaluations for treatment of chronic and recurrent pain and its associated symptoms, such as insomnia, nausea, itching, and mood disturbance.
Family- Centered CarePackard Children’s is committed to providing family-centered care, ensuring that families have access to clear and complete information and are involved in all aspects of their child’s health care decisions. The Family-Centered Care program educates and integrates families into the health care team, working with hospital staff in developing a care program tailored specifically to the patient’s needs.
Referring Health Care ProvidersPlease download this form (PDF) to refer a patient to the Pain Management clinic. Please fax the completed form to (650) 721-2884.
ResourcesThe Pain Go Away video helps improve patients' pain management, and focuses on the use of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps. It was created by a team of Packard Children's Hospital health care providers and families.