Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Experienced Mayo Clinic specialists work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and improve quality of life. Your highly skilled care team takes the time to listen thoroughly to understand your needs, using a personalized approach.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Using the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques, Mayo Clinic psychiatrists and psychologists provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care for adults, teenagers and children with OCD. Specialists in psychiatry and psychology become part of the care team for Mayo patients who have OCD in addition to other medical problems, working closely with other programs and services at Mayo Clinic.
Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota offers an innovative, intensive five-day OCD treatment program for children and teens. The program offers exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment, a component of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps reduce OCD symptoms. ERP can be the most effective option for children when carried out correctly by an experienced therapist.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked as one of the top psychiatry hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
- Expertise and experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists work with more than 1,400 children, teens and adults who have OCD to develop a customized treatment plan to manage OCD symptoms and improve quality of life.
- Unique, successful program for children and teens. Through the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota offers an innovative, intensive five-day OCD treatment program for children and teens pioneered by Mayo Clinic psychologists.
- Advancing OCD treatment techniques. Mayo Clinic has developed a smartphone app to increase access to exposure therapy for OCD.
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.
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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.
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