VA Insurance For Depression Treatment

Those who have served our country may find that they experience mental health issues later due to traumatic experiences. PTSD, depression, and anxiety are just a few of the most common mental health challenges that veterans report experiencing. When left untreated, depression in particular can lead to further mental health issues like substance use disorders, addiction, insomnia, and more.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notes that feelings of sadness that last longer than a few days may be a sign that depression is impacting your life. Yet, although depression is a serious illness that can become worse if left unmanaged, even the most serious cases of depression can be treated. We proudly offer Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health services and treatment for veterans, members of the armed forces, and their loved ones at our clinics throughout Southern California. At this time, we are accepting new patients and offering free consultations where you can get to know our staff and learn more.

How much does the VA pay for depression treatment using TMS therapy?

As of 2016, Tricare insurance now covers TMS therapy for veterans experiencing treatment-resistant major depression disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tricare TMS treatment coverage can be accessed through the VA network or through private providers of transcranial magnetic stimulation. Tricare is a government healthcare program that is only offered to those affiliated with the armed services.

You do not need to be at an exclusively VA medical center to access VA resources for mental health problems. Private practices often do accept VA insurance. Beyond VA mental health coverage through Tricare, most major insurance providers in California now offer coverage for TMS therapy.

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More About TMS Therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is unique because it is completely non-invasive and drug-free. Unlike other brain stimulation techniques such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), TMS requires no hospitalization or anesthesia.

TMS occurs in an office or clinic setting and clients are awake during the process. This means that right after your session is complete you can continue out your day with limited side effects. This form of treatment is both safe and effective. Rather than utilizing prescriptions to manage mental illness, TMS uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain that are underperforming.

When you are ready to learn more about TMS therapy and talk with a mental health specialist, feel free to come in for a free consultation. Our mental health care specialists can discuss your possible treatment programs and the process of going through a TMS session. We offer a simple online form that allows you to schedule your consultation at your leisure.

It’s time to feel better. Let us help you get there.

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