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Chronic pain can be very stressful for children, teens, and their families.
Behavioral health providers integrated into the Pain Management Clinic at UPMC Children’s Hospital provide collaborative care with you and your child’s medical team to provide support and intervention to improve health outcomes.
Treating a child's chronic pain effectively requires a team approach.
Behavioral health providers work with the pain management team to help improve your child's daily functioning and quality of life.
Chronic pain in childhood or young adulthood has many causes.
We treat children and adolescents with:
The role of behavioral health in the pain management clinic consists of brief, focused treatments that include:
We offer two options for CBT to help children cope with pain — one-on-one and virtual group therapy.
One-on-one therapy for chronic pain:
We offer group therapy through the Virtual Comfort Ability Program (VCAPS).
VCAPS is a partnership between UPMC Children's and Boston Children's Hospital.
This group helps young people ages 10 to 17 manage chronic or recurring pain and improve their day-to-day life.
Through VCAPS, your child will:
Parents and caregivers will learn:
To learn more about VCAPS at UPMC Children's, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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