Veterans Integrative Pain (VIP) Center - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Veterans Integrative Pain (VIP) Center

Mission:

Empower veterans with chronic pain by teaching them integrative self-management strategies to restore function and improve quality of life. 

Vision:

To be the VA’s leader in improving chronic pain management and quality of life through integrative treatment approaches

Overview:

The VIP Center’s 12-month outpatient program incorporates various integrative and non-medication based approaches to improve Veterans’ chronic pain self-management abilities and overall quality of life. The services can be categorized into three main areas:

Veteran-Driven Approaches

  • Biofeedback
  • Movement Therapies (e.g., Tai Chi; Sarete Aikido, etc.)
  • Education and Psychotherapy Groups (e.g., Anti-Inflammatory Diet; Mindfulness Meditation; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Insomnia; CBT for Chronic Pain; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Pain, etc.)
  • Music Therapy

Provider-Driven Approaches

  • NADA Ear Acupuncture
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Musculoskeletal Exam

 Supportive Services

  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group
  • Creative Writing Group

All VIP Center participants must engage in at least one Veteran-driven approach in addition to those that are provider-driven. Services are not offered a la carte.

Program Entry:

All Veterans with chronic pain interested in participating in the VIP Center must attend a one-time, walk-in orientation held at the VIP Center.         

Orientation to the VIP Center

Time:                   Tuesdays at 12:00 PM or Fridays at 2:30 PM

Location:             VIP Center, Building 507, C-Wing

Phone:                 804-675-5000, ext. 1250

Watch our YouTube video about the VIP Center here.

Contact Info

Location

  • 1201 Broad Rock Blvd.
    VIP Center, Building 507, C-Wing
    Richmond, VA 23249

Contact Number(s)

  • 804-675-5000 Ext. 1250

Hours of Operation

  • 8 am - 4:30 pm
    Monday through Friday