What is TMS and can it help me?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an effective, non-medication treatment for severe, treatment-resistant depression. To learn more about TMS and how it can help you, visit our TMS information page.

Are you accepting new patients?

New patients, please contact Christina Walker at 406-204-2151 ext. 1

Do I need a referral from another doctor or provider?

No, however written referral from your primary care provider or therapist is helpful as it facilitates communication and coordination of your medical care.

How do I schedule an appointment?

For new patients, please call Big Sky Psychiatry at 406-204-2151 ext. 1.  Established patients who would like to schedule a visit or change an upcoming appointment are encouraged to call our front desk at 406-204-2151 ext. 2.

How long do appointments last?

Appointments usually last 50-90 minutes for new patients and 20-25 minutes for established patients.  Longer or shorter appointments can be arranged as necessary.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you must cancel or change your scheduled appointment, please call us at least 24 hours in advance at 406-204-2151 ext. 2. As your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you, canceling with less notice may result in a cancellation fee.

What insurance do you accept?

We accept and direct bill the following insurance plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Cigna/Allegiance and Pacific Source.  For patients with other insurance plans, we require payment in full at the time of the visit.  A comprehensive receipt is provided to the patient to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement.

How much will my care cost?

We are happy to discuss rates for our services with you and help you determine your portion of the cost for each visit.  Your portion of the cost is due at each visit, payable by credit card.

What is a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors/physicians who have specialized and sub-specialized in treating mental illness.  Psychiatrists have completed the highest level of training, developing expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of adult, child and family mental health issues.  For more information, please visit the information pages of AACAP  and APA on this subject.

Do you provide psychotherapy in addition to prescribing medications?

We are not currently accepting psychotherapy-only referrals.  While we are fully trained in providing evidence-based individual and family psychotherapies, we typically collaborate with psychologists and therapists by primarily providing diagnostic support and medication management.