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Even though your mental health should always be a priority, it’s hard to ignore the financial aspects that come along with it. For many people, lack of funds is the main reason why they don’t pursue the mental health treatment they need. That’s why it’s important to research insurance coverage for your options. 

TMS is an effective way to treat mental health disorder symptoms, especially symptoms that you have struggled to alleviate in the past. But it’s essential to consider the TMS therapy cost before booking your first session.

We’ll give you a quick rundown of TMS before diving into the insurance coverage of TMS therapy. We’ll also compare the TMS therapy costs to other treatment options.

The basics of TMS

It’s important to know as many details about the treatment you’re paying for. TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is a type of neurostimulation therapy. It’s a noninvasive and non-medication mental health treatment that utilizes magnetic pulses in areas of the brain that involve mood regulation.

The goal of TMS is to stimulate cell activity in underactive areas of the brain to change the neural networks that contribute to your depression symptoms.

TMS therapy can be used to help treatment-resistant depression as well as anxious depression. Treatment resistant means that the symptoms haven’t been alleviated after at least two trials of antidepressants.

The effective results are proven by past patients, including:

  • 79% of our patients experience at least 25% less depression symptoms.
  • 56% experience 50% less depression symptoms.
  • 33% experience one year of remission from depression symptoms after a positive response to TMS.

Does insurance cover the TMS therapy cost?

Every type of health is considered in most insurance plans, including mental health. That’s why the cost of TMS therapy for depression is covered by nearly every available insurance plan. That means that you can focus solely on feeling excited about the next step in your mental health journey without feeling burdened by the financial toll it may take.

Active Path Mental Health is an in-network provider with most of the popular commercial insurance providers, with more than 20 in total. We also accept Medicare, Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan/CareOregon), TRICARE and TriWest. 

Our intake team will help you take every step needed to make sure that you’re properly covered before starting treatment with us. Plus, we provide free consultations so that we can determine if you’re a good fit for TMS therapy before you think about the potential cost or copay.

Comparing the TMS therapy cost to other treatment options

Every type of mental health treatment costs money, either through insurance or out of your pocket. That’s why, even if you have low copays, it’s important to compare the cost of TMS therapy with other treatment options for depression symptoms.

Effective mental health treatment doesn’t happen in just one afternoon. Fortunately, most insurance plans cover TMS for major depressive disorder, which can help keep your costs for this treatment lower than other treatment options. TMS therapy is a treatment that takes place over the course of 36 sessions that are spread out over six weeks. You will have five sessions being held each week lasting less than an hour at a time.

TMS therapy costs cover short-term treatment that can have long-term effects. People with depression who use treatments like psychotherapy or medication are often treated for years at a time, making it feel like the cost is neverending.

In other medical procedures, such as electroconvulsive therapy, anesthesia and hospital fees add to the cost. But the good news is that TMS doesn’t require anesthesia or a hospital stay. Not only does that cut down on your final outlay, but it also means that you don’t have to worry about missing work and losing money because you can immediately return to your regular schedule.

Active Path Mental Health can help you cover the TMS therapy cost

The price tag of proper mental health treatment shouldn’t get in the way of you progressing on your mental health journey. That’s why at Active Path Mental Health, we make sure that we are in network with as many of the popular insurance carriers as possible to cover the cost of TMS therapy.

Call us at 503-683-8438 to talk to our intake team and verify your insurance coverage. After your free consultation, we will work to verify your benefits with your carrier.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

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