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Dedicated to helping youth and their families conquer pain.


chyp is a California charitable nonprofit corporation founded in 2005 by pediatric pain doctor, Lonnie Zeltzer, MD. It is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The federal tax ID number (EIN) is 20-3381529.


Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer has been treating children who suffer from chronic pain for over thirty years. Having seen children visit multiple doctors, undergo numerous tests, and take many medications with no end to their pain in sight, it became clear to Dr. Zeltzer that something is needed to help more children than she could possibly see in her practice.


chyp is creating an interactive website for teens with chronic pain and their caregivers. On the website they can learn about and sample creative healing experiences with experts, along with the added bonus of peer support. chyp provides online social connections, education, and creative healing programs for youth with chronic pain and their caregivers.


chyp empowers youth living with chronic pain, as well as their caregivers, to use creative healing experiences to strengthen the mind/body connection, reduce pain, and increase daily function.


Click here to view chyp’s Letter from the Founder and President