All our initial assessments by a psychiatrist are bulk billed
Our team will conduct an individual assessment to ensure TMS treatment is provided to you at the most cost effective way possible. A number of additional factors include:
- Being concessionally entitled - valid healthcare cardholder.
- Eligible to be covered under your current health-fund provider.
- Eligible to receive Medicare funding.
Please reach out to our team directly on 1300 867 888 to discuss your eligible treatment payment options.
Paying for TMS privately
An acute course covers 35 sessions along with Psychiatrist assessments and reviews. Rebates are available through medicare.
Health Care Cardholders
Health care cardholder . Please speak with our Patient care team directly on 1300 867 888 to discuss whether you may be eligible and what costs may be covered under your current provider.
Private Insurance/ Workcover/ DVA
If approved, patients do not receive a rebate from the insurer as it is our accounts team that send the invoices directly to the insurer. All treatments are covered by the insurer and there are no out of pocket expenses for the patient during the treatment.
TMSCA do not require a copy of the health fund membership card.
TMS for eligible medicare applicants
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. The four new items will make MBS subsidised rTMS therapy available for patients over the age of 18 years who have tried at least two classes of antidepressants and remain unwell. It will cover patients who have not received rTMS therapy previously. Medicare will cover 85% of the treatment costs.
More information can be found through the rTMS Medicare MBS listing
Additional cost gap coverage is available for eligible health cardholders.
For more information on whether TMS is suitable for you please explore our website on www.tmsaustralia.com.au, speak GP or Psychiatrist or call our patient care team directly on 1300 867 888.