Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services has been providing Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for over 50 years with the most current technology and safety. This clinic enables individuals who suffer from various mental health problems to receive electroconvulsive therapy without requiring a hospital stay. Sometimes patients come to the ECT clinic because it is their treatment preference. Others come because they have a history of poor drug response, a history of good ECT response, are sensitive to medication side effects—or in cases where rapid response is required.
At the ECT clinic, receiving treatment is convenient—and our staff of skilled and experienced psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, and nursing staff insures that patients receive the best possible care. The ECT Clinic takes care of scheduling the appointments necessary to begin ECT—including psychiatric consults, medical evaluation, EKG, lab work, and insurance information. Using a video and brochures the clinic staff teaches patients and families about ECT, and answers questions about the treatment.