Candidates for TMS
If you have found little relief from depression through oral medications, you’re not alone. More than four million Americans experience limited recovery from antidepressants, which often offers more side effects than hope. For such people, TMS therapy may be an alternative treatment option, particularly if:
You have tried 4-6 weeks of at least four oral antidepressants.
You prefer a medication-free approach to treatment.
You cannot tolerate the side effects to oral medications.
All new patients begin with a discussion with a staff member to take a nine-question questionnaire to determine your level of depression and to gather information on your medications and any potential contraindications.
If it appears you are a potential candidate, you will then be scheduled for an initial consultation with our psychiatrist, Dr. Chad Brown, who will evaluate the impact depression has on your quality of life, your current and past medication trials, and other medical issues that may influence whether TMS therapy is right for you.
Most major insurance companies cover TMS therapy, including Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, First Choice, Moda, Optum, Pacific Source, Providence, Regence, Tricare, and United Healthcare. Other providers cover TMS therapy on a case-by-case basis.
Please email our billing department to discuss your insurance benefits.