Is TMS covered by Insurance?

TMS is covered by most insurance companies (see the list below). If you do not see your insurance provider on the list below, please give us a call!

  • AETNA
  •  BlueCross BlueShield of MA
  • Boston Medical Center HealthNet
  • CIGNA
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Health Care
  •  Harvard Pilgrim
  •  Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
  • MEDICARE
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health
  • Tufts Health Care
  • United Health Care
  • Self pay options available

How can I get started?

The best way to get started is to call us directly at 617.916.5069. We will be able to answer general questions about the treatment, determine which location is most convenient for you and can schedule an evaluation with one of our TMS certified providers.

Are there side effects associated with dTMS?

There are no lasting side effects. During the first week or two of treatment, some patients report mild scalp discomfort or headache. These symptoms normally subside after the first 2 weeks of treatment. There is a less than 1% risk of seizure.

Do I need to stop taking medication during dTMS treatment?

While it is not necessary to stop your medication regimine during your dTMS treatment, the decision of whether or not to do so is between the patient and their mental health provider. We maintain contact with the patient’s mental health provider throughout the dTMS treatment.

How long is a session?

Most dTMS sessions last between 20-30 minutes. The initial visit lasts for 45 minutes due to the extra time needed to personalize the machine’s setting for that particular patient. These settings are recorded and reused for each consecutive follow up session.

How many sessions are needed?

While most patients start to experience relief within the first 10-15 sessions, it is recommended to complete a total of 36 sessions for maximum exposure. Patients often come 5 days a week for about 6-7 weeks depending on their schedule and needs.

Is TMS like ECT?

TMS is not like ECT. ECT required sedation, induces a seizure and is often associated with side effects such as memory loss. TMS, however, is non-invasive and uses magnetic pulses (similar to those in an MRI) to facilitate neuronal activity.

Do I have to come 5 days a week?

While we do recommend that every patient comes 5 times a week to maximize the treatment efficacy, our team will work with you to develop a a schedule that works best for you. Our hours are Monday – Friday between 8am – 7pm and Saturdays between 9am – 3pm.

When will I start to feel better?

While no two patients experience TMS the same way, most of our patients typically notice an improvement between the 3rd and 5th week of treatment.

I don’t have a car, can I still get TMS?

Of course! For patients that do not have reliable transportation, we offer complementary rides to your sessions through Circulation, a nonemergency medical transportation platform where the rider calls you when they’re ready to pick you up.

Do I need to be a patient at Square Medical Group in order to receive treatment?

No. Our team will work with your current mental health provider before, during and after treatment to provide you with the care and support you need.

Supplemental Information

Directions to our Watertown Location

From the North:

Take I-93 South to I-90 West, Massachusetts Turnpike West, via Exit 20 B toward Worcester. Take Exit 17 toward Watertown. Merge onto Centre Street. Centre Street becomes Galen Street. In approximately .5 mile turn left onto Watertown Street/MA-16. 124 Watertown Street is on the left.

From the South:

Take I-93 North/US1-N/MA-3N/Southeast Expressway N toward Boston. Merge onto I-90 West, Massachusetts Turnpike West via Exit 20 toward Worcester. Take Exit 17 toward Watertown. Merge onto Centre Street. Centre Street becomes Galen Street. In approximately .5 mile turn left onto Watertown Street/MA-16. 124 Watertown Street is on the left.

Public Transportation:

124 Washington Street is on the Bus 59 and Bus 558 Routes, with other bus routes close by. Visit MBTA.com for details.

Directions to our Weymouth Location

From the North:

Take I-93 South. Merge onto Route 3 South. Take Exit 16A (Rt 18 N/Main St exit) toward Weymouth. Take quick right onto Winter Street. Follow all the way down to the end; at stop sign, take a left onto Middle Street. Take the first right (at set of lights) onto Washington Street. 884 Washington Street is on the left, a brick building. Parking lot entrance is directly after building..

From the South:

Take Route 3 North. Take Exit 14 (Rt 228-N) towards Hingham/Nantasket. Route 228-N then becomes Pond Street/228. Turn left onto Whiting Street/Rt-53. Continue on Route 53, which is Washington Street in Weymouth. 884 Washington Street is on the right. Entrance to the parking lot is directly prior to passing building.

Directions to our Concord Location

From the North:

Take I-495 South. Take Exit 29A onto Route 2 East. Turn right onto Baker Ave Extension. Take a left into 86 Baker Ave Extension. It’s a large brick building. Enter through the first door you pass in the parking lot. Walk to the end of the hall to suite 100 Eliot Medical.

From the South:

Take I-95 North. Take Exit 29B (Rt 2-W) towards Acton/Fitchburg. Turn right onto Elm St and take an immediate left. Cross Rt 2 through the traffic signal. Take a left into 86 Baker Ave Extension. It’s a large brick building. Enter through the first door you pass in the parking lot. Walk to the end of the hall to suite 100 Eliot Medical.