Upper East Side, New York
Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy on the Upper East Side, New York
The standard treatments available for depression work very well for some people, but not for everyone. For some people, anti-depressant medications and lifestyle changes just don’t work. If you’ve tried these treatments without success, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may offer some hope. To date, more than 2,150,000 sessions of TMS therapy have been provided to over 65,000 people, and TMS may be able to help you, too. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers (HPRTC), located on the Upper East Side, offers TMS therapy for people with depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that is non-invasive and drug-free. Instead of altering brain chemistry with drugs, the brain is directly stimulated with a magnetic field. This helps brain cells regulate mood more effectively.
In TMS therapy, an HPRTC technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. Once they turn the TMS device on, the coil sends magnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This is the part of the brain where mood is regulated. Stimulation of the prefrontal cortex with magnetic pulses improves the way the cells work, to help lift depression symptoms.
TMS therapy is a highly effective depression treatment, as our patient testimonials show.
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Covered by Most Insurance
TMS is covered by Medicare, TRICARE, and most private insurers for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
How Is TMS Different from Other Depression Treatments?
TMS therapy is different from other treatments in three significant ways:
1. TMS Is Drug-Free
TMS therapy is completely drug free, so it’s a good option for people who can’t or don’t want to take medication. For instance, people who:
- Don’t fully benefit from anti-depressants
- Can’t tolerate anti-depressant side effects
- Don’t want to take medication for depression
In all these cases, TMS therapy can be a good alternative to get relief from depression.
2. TMS Is Non-Invasive
There are other drug-free depression treatments. These include electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulators, and deep brain stimulators. These are potentially effective, but because they involve invasive surgery, unpleasant procedures, or anesthesia, they are undesirable for many people.
In contrast, TMS therapy is an effective treatment that doesn’t involve surgery or any unpleasant or invasive procedures.
3. TMS Treatment Is Almost Side-Effect Free.
Fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects. For people who have side effects, the most common is temporary discomfort at or near the treatment site. This occurs only during treatment and usually subsides after the first week.
Stories from Our Patients
Find out how Kristi found hope and healing after 45 years of struggling with depression and ineffective treatments.
Relief from depression is only part of what you can expect at TMS Centers of America. You’ll also build relationships with professional, caring, and compassionate staff.
Just because you’ve suffered from anxiety and depression all of your life doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever. See how TMS is changing lives every day.
If I could go back and talk to my depressed self, I think that all I’d really say is don’t wait. Don’t waste those months. Just do it. Make that change.
After the treatments were over, I realized that there was an accumulating sense of well-being, and that was something I had never experienced before. I was happy! I felt well!
I was in and out in 45 minutes and drove myself to and from. I had no side effects, wasn’t sleepy, and didn’t have an upset stomach. I actually had energy after a few treatments.
How Long Does It Take TMS Therapy to Work?
When people have TMS therapy, they usually notice their mood improve within two to three weeks of starting. For some people, it happens even sooner!
The effects of TMS therapy are long-term, but some people need booster treatments to stay free from depression. Most people who need booster treatments need only one per year. And in most cases, insurance covers the cost of them.
Does Insurance Cover New York TMS Therapy?
Most insurers do provide coverage for TMS therapy because it has clinically proven effectiveness for treating depression.
If you’re not sure about your insurance coverage, don’t worry—just give HPRTC a call! We offer free insurance verification, so you can call us anytime at 1-800-688-3609 to confirm your pre-approval.
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPRTC on the Upper East Side
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in New York?
What to Expect On Your First Visit
Your first appointment at HPR Treatment Centers is an assessment. You’ll spend around 15 minutes completing some paperwork, then meet with our physician for up to 45 minutes. After the physician reviews your medical history, they’ll discuss the treatment with you, and you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you have. We want you to have all the information you need to make the best choice for you!
What Is the Treatment Schedule?
When you become an HPRTC Upper East Side patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of all your appointments, so you can add the dates to your calendar.
The full course of treatment is up to six weeks, with up to five sessions per week, then three weeks of sessions less frequently.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression are eligible for TMS therapy, and most people have the potential to benefit from the treatment. The main reason why someone is disqualified from TMS therapy is the presence of non-removable metal in the head or face. This is a problem because the metal may react unfavorably with magnetic energy.
Non-removable metal may include:
- A medical device, such as a vagus or deep brain stimulator, or a cochlear implant
- Shrapnel or bullets
- A tattoo on the face or head that uses metallic or magnetic ink
- Some dental work (Most is okay.)
How Long Is TMS Treatment?
A single treatment session at HPRTC lasts 20 minutes.
Getting to HPRTC on the Upper East Side
Many people who have TMS therapy at HPRTC on the Upper East Side live in or near the city. Getting to HPRTC on the Upper East Side is a drive of around 20 minutes from downtown:
- From Park Row, turn left onto Spruce Street and then left onto Gold Street. Take the right fork to get onto Frankfort Street. From Frankfort Street, turn left onto Pearl Street. Use the right lane to get onto FDR Drive via the north ramp. Follow FDR Drive to E 96th Street, then take Exit 14 to E 96th. Turn right onto Madison Avenue and then left onto E 101st Street. Turn left onto 5th Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
- Or, from Park Row, head southwest, and continue onto Barclay Street. Turn right onto West Street, and continue onto 11th Avenue. Continue onto NY-9A N to take the W 96th Street exit. On W 96th Street, move left onto 97th Street Transverse, and then continue onto E 96th Street. Turn left onto Madison Avenue, then left onto E 101st Street. Turn left onto 5th Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
From LaGuardia Airport
The closest airport to the Upper East Side is LaGuardia in Queens. From here, it’s a drive of around 20 minutes to HPRTC on the Upper East Side, depending on your route and traffic:
- From La Guardia Access Road, continue on Grand Central Parkway to I-278 E, and then take Exit 46 toward Manhattan. In the left lane, continue onto the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and then onto FDR Drive. Take Exit 15 toward E 106th Street. On E 106th Street, turn left onto 5th Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
- Or, from La Guardia Access Road, continue on Grand Central Parkway to I-278 E. Then take Exit 47 for I-87 N. On I-97, take Exit 2 toward Willis Avenue. Merge onto E 135th Street, then turn left onto the Third Avenue Bridge. Continue onto E 129th Street, then turn left onto Lexington Avenue. Turn right onto E 106th Street, then left onto 5th Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
Depression makes it hard—or even impossible—to feel a full range of emotions. TMS therapy on the Upper East Side in New York may be able to help you find what you’ve been missing. To learn more about TMS therapy for depression, call HPRTC at 1-800-688-3609, or complete our online contact form. We’ll contact you to talk about TMS and confirm your insurance eligibility.
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