How much does TMS Therapy cost if paid out of pocket?

The typical cost of TMS Therapy ranges from $250-400 per session, or $7,500-10,000 for the full 30-session course. If your insurance provider is not presently covering TMS and you would like assistance securing coverage, NeuroStim can check on your benefits and help...

Is TMS covered by my insurance?

TMS Therapy is covered by many insurance companies, including Premera Blue Cross, Regence, United Healthcare, Humana, Aetna, and the VA (TriCare) to name a few. If your insurance provider is not presently covering TMS and you would like assistance in securing...

What if my insurance doesn’t cover TMS Therapy?

In some cases, insurance companies do not list TMS as a regular benefit. However, NeuroStim will work on your behalf to appeal these decisions to your insurance provider. In many cases where we have appealed to an insurance provider we have been able to obtain some or...

Is TMS like Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)?

No, the two procedures are very different. ECT is a treatment based on using electricity to induce seizures. Conversely, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation uses magnetic pulses to non-invasively stimulate specific brain regions associated with major depressive...

What is the main difference between TMS and antidepressants?

Antidepressant medications have numerous side effects such as weight gain, sexual side effects, gastrointestinal distress, insomnia, fatigue, and others. Unlike medications, TMS is non-systemic and does not enter the blood stream, meaning there are little to no side...

Do I take my medication(s) while receiving TMS? After?

Many patients who suffer from antidepressant medication side effects or feel they are taking too much medication to manage their mood disorder have the desire to lessen medications during or after TMS Therapy. Our goal is to help get patients to a stable mood state...

Is brain imaging necessary for TMS Therapy for depression?

Brain imaging (MRI’s, CT’s, etc.) is not necessary to determine the appropriate area of TMS treatment for depression. The area of treatment known as the Dorsal Lateral Pre-Frontal Cortex (DLPFC) can be properly located and confirmed without the use of...

How long before I feel differently or better?

TMS is typically recommended for 4 to 6 weeks based on how quickly a patient’s mood improves and remains stable. Not uncommonly, patients begin to experience results within the first 2-3 weeks of treatment. In clinical trials, over 50% of patients achieved...

What are some benefits of TMS Therapy?

In many cases, TMS Therapy can be a life changing treatment for patients suffering from severe depression symptoms. Some of the benefits of TMS include increased vitality, better sleep, clearer focus, and improvement in relationships. Unlike medications and other...

Does TMS Therapy cause brain tumors? How about memory loss?

No. TMS Therapy uses the same type and strength of magnetic fields as MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), which have been used in tens of millions of patients around the world and have not been shown to cause tumors. The magnetic energy used in a full course of TMS...
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