Referring a patient to our Pain Management service

Referrals to our Pain Management service can be made directly to TBI Health by a doctor (general practitioner or medical specialist) or a primary healthcare professional.

TBI Health will then liaise with ACC about the next steps for your client.

How to make a referral

1. If you think your client would benefit from our Pain Management service, please print and complete the Örebro musculoskeletal pain screening questionnaire with your client.

2. To calculate the Örebro score, follow the questionnaire scoring guide.

3. If your client has an Örebro score greater than 50, they are at greater risk of developing long-term chronicity and therefore meet the criteria for ACC’s new Pain Management Service.

4. To refer your client, complete the ACC6273 – Provider referral for pain management form and submit both the completed Örebro questionnaire and the ACC6273 referral form to tbireferrals@tbihealth.co.nz

Next steps

As soon as we receive your referral, we will contact you to acknowledge receipt and liaise with ACC about the next steps for your client. You will be kept up to date with progress on your client’s application. Please contact us if you have any queries throughout this process.