TMS for Military Members with TRICARE

Helping those who've served

We rely on our nation’s military to protect and defend our country. But that service often comes at a cost. Military members and their families often experience mental health issues as a result of military service or separation during service. For example:

  • Military members experience depression at a rate 5 times higher than the civilian population
  • Military members experience PTSD at a rate 15 times higher than the civilian population


We can help. Active-duty military, veterans, and military families can receive mental health help through TRICARE or TriWest. We accept both TRICARE and TriWest at Inland Empire TMS and our team are experts at helping you receive the proper authorization for your TMS treatment.

soldier returns home from deployment. military service affects whole family.

Mental Health Care for Military Families

It’s not just the military members themselves who are at a higher risk for mental health issues. Especially during times of deployment, the entire family feels the effects of service. Sometimes that stress and anxiety can turn into depression, PTSD, severe anxiety, panic attacks, or other mental health concerns.

If you, a spouse, child, or other family member is struggling with a mental health concern, please reach out today. We are here to help. We go above and beyond to ensure your experience with us is pleasant and a positive step forward.

Due to our proximity to Camp Pendleton and March Air Force Base, we have significant experience helping military members get the necessary approvals for mental health treatment. Our team at Inland Empire TMS are experts at working with TRICARE and TriWest to make sure all necessary steps are taken to ensure treatment coverage.

veteran with depression

Signs of Depression, Anxiety, or PTSD in Military Members and Families

Often, people don’t recognize the signs of depression or PTSD in themselves or their family members. Or they may think it is temporary and will pass with time. Depression and PTSD don’t always look the way they are portrayed in movies and on TV. PTSD, for example, is often portrayed as vivid – even violent – flashbacks. While that is one potential symptom of PTSD, it is not the only symptom, and a person does not need to experience traumatic flashbacks in order to be diagnosed with PTSD.

Here are common symptoms of depression and PTSD to be aware of, either in yourself or a family member:

Depression/PTSD Symptoms

If you or a member of your family are experiencing these symptoms, it is time to seek help. Left untreated, depression and PTSD can both worsen, causing even more severe mental health issues later on.

TRICARE Authorization Process

It’s easy to get started with treatment at Inland Empire TMS. In order to get you authorized for treatment, we just need a few pieces of information:

  • Your DOD number
  • Sponsor’s Name, Address and Date of Birth
  • Sponsor’s Social Security Number (TRICARE requires us to submit the Sponsor’s SSN)


With that information, we can get you verified and approved to start TMS treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About TMS

Here is some important information to know about receiving TMS treatment at Inland Empire TMS using your TRICARE or TriWest benefits:


Do you accept TRICARE or TriWest insurance for mental health treatment?

Yes, we accept both TRICARE and TriWest and work closely with military members, veterans, and military families to get their treatment approved and covered.


Is TMS covered by TRICARE?

Yes. In 2015, the VA and Department of Defense officially recommended TMS therapy for military members, especially for those with treatment-resistant depression. TRICARE covers TMS treatment for depression and PTSD. As long as you or a family member meet the eligibility criteria, your TMS treatment is a covered benefit under either TRICARE or TriWest.


Can TMS treat PTSD?

Yes, TMS is a highly effective treatment for PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD and other mental health disorders. TMS often works even when other treatments have not. If you have been told you have treatment-resistant depression, TMS is a great next option to finally find relief. Our mental health doctors can help determine if TMS treatment is appropriate for you based on your symptoms and history.

TMS Treatment for Military Members in Murrieta, CA

TMS treatment is a proven, reliable method to alleviate severe depression, anxiety, and PTSD. At Inland Empire TMS, we offer a personalized TMS treatment that matches the treatment protocol to your specific brain mapping, helping ensure a more successful outcome. Our patients receive the most advanced care, from the most caring team.

To get started, call us today at (951) 228-3743 or fill out our TRICARE insurance verification form to get a quick start on verifying your benefits.