TMS Treatments

TMS treatments has been researched and applied for many conditions including psychiatric conditions, addictions, pain disorders etc. Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Melbourne focuses on treating those disorders which have established indications internationally and in Australia and have well established treatment protocols. This implies that these protocols would have been studied and endorsed by a professional body.

TMS treatments normally do not require a hospital admission. They can be provided in an Outpatient setting . However, depending upon your clinical picture and other factors your Psychiatrist might suggest an inpatient admission for rTMS treatments. Your General Practitioner or primary Treating Psychiatrist can Fax the referral to Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Melbourne on 03 7049 4045.

No, TMS treatment is offered as an outpatient treatment. TMS treatment does not require sedation or anesthesia and usually there is no recovery time after a session of treatment.

We can also offer Medicare funded TMS treatment based on Medicare criteria. There is a small out of pocket fee for each treatment.

On some occasions, based on clinical presentations, severity of symptoms, and specific relevant circumstances, the recommendation for inpatient TMS may be made. If this is the case, the Psychiatrist will discuss this with you.

You would need your treating Psychiatrist or GP to provide a referral including summary of the clinical condition and treatments received, and a request for TMS. Your treating doctor can make a referral directly through the referral form on the website or email or fax it to the clinic.

Once the referral has been triaged and accepted, the clinic staff will get in touch with you to organise an initial assessment consultation with a TMS Psychiatrist. The initial assessment consultation will involve a mental health assessment, suitability for TMS treatment and safety screening to rule out any specific contraindications or precautions for the TMS treatment. If found suitable for TMS treatment, a mapping appointment will be booked, subsequent to which the treatment sessions will be organised.

Medicare funded TMS ( if criteria is met), carries a small out-of-pocket fee , which would be discussed by the clinic staff before the mapping session . Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Melbourne, can provide treatment for Workcover and DVA patients if the claim is approved, which carries no out-of-pocket fee.