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Integrated Pediatric Pain and Palliative
Care (IP3) Clinic

IP3 Therpay Dog, Kai
IP3 Therapy Dog, Kai

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Scope of Services for UCSF Integrated Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care (IP3):

IP3 is a combined service staffed with pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric integrative pain specialists, and pediatric palliative care specialists. Nurse practitioners bridge services along with Child Life and pharmacy support.

IP3 provides comprehensive acute and chronic pain management for pediatric patient populations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The outpatient IP3 practice is known as the Integrated Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Clinic, and is located at 400 Parnassus Avenue, on the 2nd floor.

IP3 provides expert pain medicine care and consultative services across the Benioff Children’s Hospital and works collaboratively with providers across disciplines. This includes intradepartmental coordination with the faculty and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia and interdepartmentally with the Dept. of Pediatrics and the Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. The spectrum of pain management therapies are offered from biofeedback and acupuncture to epidurals and regional nerve blocks.  IP3 is seen as an innovative approach to provide the best possible care for the pediatric population that we serve at UCSF.

Both the adult and pediatric pain services are available 24 hours/day.