Outpatient TMS clinic process
A referral from a General Practitioner or Psychiatrist is required to a South Coast Private Hospital Psychiatrist requesting TMS treatment as an outpatient.
A Pre-Admission Assessment will be arranged to determine your suitability based on your clinical inclusion criteria and financial assessment will be undertaken. Allocation of a Psychiatrist credentialed to a Aurora Health Care hospital will then be made and an outpatient appointment will be arranged.
Session 1 – Initial TMS Assessment
A one hour initial assessment consultation with a Psychiatrist to determine your suitability for TMS will be arranged. Pre-treatment screening, baseline outcome measurements and patient consent will also be obtained. This will be billed via the Doctors' private practice. Once you have been assessed as a suitable candidate for outpatient TMS, you will be listed and booked for TMS and notified of your RMT appointment.
Session 2 – Resting Motor Threshold
A resting motor threshold is then conducted by a Psychiatrist with specialised training in TMS and this acts as the prescription for the basis of the treatment.
You will be booked for an acute course of TMS commencing with 20 treatments. Treatment will be administered 6 days/week.
Ongoing reviews with your treating/prescribing Psychiatrist can be booked via the Psychiatrists private practice. You will be billed by your Doctors private practice. Rates may vary. Please discuss this directly with your treating Psychiatrist.