Contact Us: 734-593-6000

What we do

The Head Pain Treatment Unit at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is an internationally recognized, comprehensive inpatient program for the treatment of patients with severe, debilitating, intractable head, neck, and facial pain.

Developed in 1978 in partnership with the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute (MHNI), the program has pioneered innovative and advanced therapies for patients suffering from pain. MHNI is the only program of its kind to have achieved accreditation from both the Joint Commission and the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Medical Director of the Head Pain Unit is Joel R. Saper, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.N.

For more information, please visit the Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute website at or call 800-518-3639.

Appointment/Contact Information

Patients in the Head Pain Treatment Program are evaluated and referred for admission by MHNI at 734-677-6000.