Take the TMS Self Assessment

There is always hope for recovery! To find out if Badlands TMS is right for you, take the self-assessment below.

This is a secure form. We promise not to share your information with anyone outside our clinic.

Candidates for TMS

If you have found little relief from depression through oral medications, TMS therapy may be an alternative treatment option, particularly if:

  • You have tried 6-8 weeks of 1-4 oral antidepressants (depending on your insurance).
  • You cannot tolerate the side effects of oral medications.
  • You prefer a medication-free approach to treatment.

Getting Started

All new patients take this questionnaire to help our staff determine the level of depression and gather medical information. If you are a potential candidate, you will then be scheduled for an initial consultation with our psychiatric providers, who will evaluate the impact that depression has on your quality of life, your current and past medication trials, and other medical issues that may influence whether TMS therapy is right for you.


Most major insurance providers cover TMS therapy, including Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, First Choice Health, Medicare, Moda, Optum, Pacific Source, Providence, Regence, Tricare, and United Healthcare. Other providers may cover TMS therapy on a case-by-case basis.

Insurance providers do not cover TMS unless the patient has already had therapy and some previous medication trials (the number of medication trials varies by insurance provider).

Please email our billing department to discuss your insurance benefits.