Does insurance cover the Reed Procedure®?

The Reed Procedure®: A Potentially Permanent Surgical Migraine Treatment

Yes! We accept insurance for the Reed Procedure® from most major medical insurance providers. Your insurance carrier will determine your level of benefits based on your policy and medical history. The only insurance providers we do not accept at this time are Medicaid, United Healthcare, and Worker’s Compensation.

Reed Migraine Centers insurance specialists have over 25 years of experience working successfully with all carriers to verify benefits and obtain pre-certification for the Reed Procedure®. We pride ourselves on complete transparency, and our specialists will keep you updated throughout the process. The key point is that you will have confirmation of insurance coverage before any procedures.

We are your Advocate

We understand the insurance process can be frustrating and time-consuming. Our team will help to ensure you receive the maximum benefits available in a timely fashion by working directly with your insurance carrier on your behalf.


All treatment requires pre-authorization from your insurance carrier to determine whether the treatment is considered medically necessary and therefore covered by the carrier. Your carrier may also refer to this process as pre-certification or pre-determination. The process can take two to four weeks and will require:

  • Examination of your medical history
  • History of pain treatments to date
  • Psychological evaluation, if requested by your carrier

If you qualify as a candidate, we will need your help to complete your pre-authorization. Our goal is to help you get relief from chronic, severe head pain as soon as possible. We will make every effort to provide insurance support that is quick and convenient.

For insurance questions, please contact our office at (844) 664-4724 during business hours or at (972) 922-1692 outside of business hours.


Learn more about the Reed Procedure®, watch patients describe how it restored their lives, and see if this treatment is right for you.