Migraine care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating migraines.

The doctors trained in nervous system disorders (neurologists) include internationally recognized researchers in the treatment and prevention of migraines. Teams of doctors work together to bring you the best possible treatment for your migraines.

Your care team of experts collaborates to provide you with the benefit of each specialist's knowledge and experience.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

The Migraine Research Program at Mayo Clinic works to better understand migraine triggers, prevention and treatment to offer you a prompt, accurate diagnosis and the latest in treatment options.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating migraines and other types of headaches. Each year, Mayo experts treat approximately 16,000 patients for migraines.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

April 26, 2017
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