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Make an Appointment

The UPC staff at the Rush Pain Center is available for consultations, second opinions, treatment management and follow-ups. As a major pain center of excellence, UPC staff work in partnership with the referring physician, to develop a plan that is best suited for you.

We consider it a great privilege that you have entrusted us with your care. University Pain Center (Rush Pain Center) faculty and staff members will do all we can to assure you that the right choice was made with the UPC. The Rush Pain Center makes every effort to see patients as quickly as possible. Patient care is provided through a multidisciplinary program that works to provide the best care possible by drawing together specialists from many different fields to arrive at a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for you. Your physician should refer you to us. If you need help in obtaining a referral to a primary care physician, we would be glad to assist you.

To make an appointment simply call (312) 942-6631 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM CST, Monday through Friday except holidays.

Once You Have Made an Appointment:

  • Please complete New Patient Forms - If you are a new patient or one returning for a follow-up visit, click the corresponding forms below, print and complete them, and bring them with you to your visit. This will save both you and UPC staff time and effort during your visit check-in.
  • If you have seen any other physicians for your pain problem, and have had any diagnostic tests, it is very important that you forward these documents to our office or bring them to your initial consultation. This will help us in evaluating your problem.
  • What to expect at your first visit - It is very important that we learn as much about you as we can since the pain treatment is done best in the context of understanding you well.
    • Please allow a minimum of two (2) hours for your first visit.
    • At the visit, you will fill out a brief questionnaire about your pain.
    • Because of the complexity of pain which often may have emotional sequelae, you may have a comprehensive medical evaluation conducted by an anesthesiologist specially trained in pain management as well as an interview regarding your pain by our pain psychologist, if deemed necessary by your treating physician.