Thunderclap headache care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of headaches, including thunderclap headaches.

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

The experts on your care team work together to provide you with the benefit of each specialist's knowledge and experience.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic researchers study the many types of headaches and perform clinical trials. Researchers are working to better understand headache triggers, prevention and treatment to offer you a prompt, accurate diagnosis and the latest treatment options.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of headaches. Each year, Mayo experts diagnose and treat more than 200 people with thunderclap headaches.

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

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 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.

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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.

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.

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Feb. 04, 2020