TMS Treatment Process

Free phone consultation

Schedule a time to discuss the benefits of TMS therapy with us. Our patient relationship team will answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Initial assessment

A medical officer and TMS clinician will assess your suitability and treatment history. The severity of your depression will be scored, this is referred to as your baseline measurement. It will allow the team to know whether the treatment is working.

Resting Motor Threshold

The dose of your TMS treatment will be determined.

Acute treatment (phase 1)

In this first treatment phase you will have 3-6 sessions per week. A TMS clinician will measure how you are responding to treatment after you have had 20 sessions.

Progress report delivered to your healthcare team.

Acute treatment (phase 2)

If you respond to the first phase of treatment you will continue with 3-6 sessions per week. You will be assessed again after 10 sessions.

Discharge report delivered to your healthcare team.

Maintenance

You may continue on to have maintenance treatment, which is when TMS is given less frequently, such as once every week or fortnight. The TMS Australia team will continue to check-in with you even if you don’t have treatment.

TMS Australia clinics have hospital-grade accreditation for their Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015).

TMS has a durable efficacy: 71% of patients who enter remission remain well for at least 12 months

TMS Treatment Cost

At TMS Australia we offer payment plans to help you access our effective drug-free depression treatment.

As of January 2019, TMS treatment is not covered under Medicare. For private patients, each session costs $180.

Patients may be able to access their superannuation on compassionate grounds to self-fund TMS treatment.

30-45

mins/session

3-6

visits/week

30

sessions, in an acute treatment course

20

minimum sessions to determine a response

Maintenance

necessity determined with you & your treatment team

Private Health Cover

TMS Australia has exclusive private health coverage with some funds on a pilot basis. This means that some patients may have their TMS costs covered by their private health providers if they fulfill certain criteria. Under the pilot program patients may not switch funds to have their TMS covered and will be ineligible to have their TMS funded if they do so. Contact our Patient Relationship team to find out if you are eligible.

Other payment options are available and our team will try to find a solution for you to start treatment as soon as possible.