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.
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.
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
The Federal Goverment had recently approved funding for TMS therapy. As of 1 November 2021, new items for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) therapy services have been added to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for eligible patients with diagnosed medication-resistant major depressive disorder, more information on eligibility can be found here. If you are suffering from depression, it is important you speak with your healthcare provider about your treatment. If TMS is deemed suitable, do not delay contacting TMS Clinics Australia – we can assist with identifying funding options and help you to access treatment when you need it. At TMS Clinics Australia we offer payment plans to help you access our effective drug-free depression treatment.
Patients may be able to access their superannuation on compassionate grounds to self-fund TMS treatment.
sessions, in an acute treatment course
minimum sessions to determine a response
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.