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What is the cost of TMS treatment?

Cost of an Acute course of TMS sessions.

The cost varies depending on your eligibility to medicare funded sessions or if you would like to pay TMS as a private patient. Further factors that contribute to individual assessment our team conducts with you and a number of additional factors such as:

  1. You would like to pay for TMS privately.
  2. You are an eligible health cardholder. 
  3. You are eligible to be covered under your current health-fund provider.
  4. You are 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

Individual treatment sessions are available through packages of care which start from $7990, this covers a full 35 session treatment course along with Psychiatrist assessments and reviews. Rebates are available on the total cost of treatment up to the sum of $2,898.35 through the medicare cardholder benefits scheme. 

 

Health Care Cardholders

Health care cardholder coverage varies depending on which health care you are under and whether your health care card provider covers rTMS treatment. 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.