We offer help for patients currently seeing a primary care provider or psychiatrist for their depression treatment. Referrals are required for all appointments except those for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Anyone with depressive symptoms may self-refer to our clinic for TMS, a non-invasive brain stimulation therapy that uses briefly pulsed, powerful magnetic fields to induce focused electrical currents in the brain, depolarizing brain cells.
To schedule an appointment for TMS, call 314-286-1700, Option 2. All others, please contact your primary care provider or psychiatrist to request a referral.
Patients must be referred by a primary care provider or psychiatrist for evaluation by a Washington University psychiatrist for all appointments except TMS.
To refer a patient, please fax a letter explaining the patient’s past therapies while in your care, as well as any other notable information relevant to their depression to 314-362-7017. If you have any questions, please call 314-747-7348.
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Recommending transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy
Health care professionals may refer a patient for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy; however, a physician referral is not required. A letter of referral by a referring provider is very useful to facilitate the TMS assessment.
Patients will have an initial screen over the phone to preliminarily assess the appropriateness of TMS and rule out any contraindications to TMS therapy. After the screen they will be scheduled for an initial assessment with one of our TMS psychiatrists.