To Request an Appointment
Geisinger's Interventional Pain Center works with your primary care physician. All new patients need a referral from their primary care physician to obtain an appointment. The referral request should include the following information:
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Primary care physicians may refer their patients using the Geisinger Medlink phone number: 1-800-332-8901, the Outpatient Referral Request form, or the EPIC Staff Messaging system. EPIC order is the preferred referral method for Geisinger Health System staff - Interventional Pain Management referral (EPIC 206) or Medical Pain Management referral (EPIC 7346). Physicians outside of Geisinger Health System may refer by faxing the request to 570-271-5655, or by mailing a referral request to:
Director, Geisinger Interventional Pain Center
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA 17822 - 5208
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5 pm
First Appointment Process
A medical and pain history, as well as a physical and neurologic exam will be completed by a physician, physician assistant or certified registered nurse practitioner. The physician will then discuss treatment options with you, and together, you will agree on a plan of action. If insurance approval is obtained, treatments can begin on the first visit.
Physicians, who would like to discuss their patients and are looking for alternative therapies should contact MedLink to be connected with one of the Interventional Pain physicians for consultation. Our physicians have successfully collaborated with a number of family and primary care physicians in the medical management of patients on chronic pain medications. They will make recommendations to the referring physician. The Interventional Pain physicians do not write narcotic prescriptions, and the Interventional Pain Center does not serve as a detox center.
With the referral from the primary care provider, insurance companies will cover most visits. However, some insurance companies require pre-approval for certain procedures. Pre-approval may be required by your insurance company, so your first visit may be for consultation only. Contact your insurance company to find out your specific coverage.