Mayo Clinic's approach


Multidisciplinary teams of specialists in the Integrative Medicine and Health programs at Mayo Clinic collaborate to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care.

Unique programs

Mayo Clinic also offers several stress management and resiliency programs. The Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program at Mayo Clinic was developed at Mayo Clinic and is offered at Mayo Clinic.

Individualized approach

Mayo doctors provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you to provide exactly the care you need. Doctors at Mayo Clinic understand everyone is different and one approach doesn't work for everyone. Because of this, Mayo Clinic offers a variety of meditation and mind-body programs. Mayo Clinic specialists work together with you to determine if meditation or other complementary treatments may be appropriate for you.

Evidence-based care

Mayo Clinic doctors provide evidence-based care. Doctors recommend meditation and other complementary and integrative therapies that have undergone research to test their effectiveness and safety. For example, Mayo Clinic researchers developed a meditation DVD based on research results.

Expertise and rankings

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic's integrative medicine specialists have experience and expertise in complementary and integrative therapies, such as meditation. Integrative medicine specialists include professors of science who provide a high quality of scientific expertise. Some doctors involved in the program have focused on the unique needs of women and tailored the meditation and mind-body programs accordingly.

Integrative medicine blends conventional medicine with complementary medicine. Integrative medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic recognize that complementary therapies can help promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness.


Researchers in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program conduct studies in how to improve meditation and other complementary and integrative therapies. Researchers also evaluate the safety and effectiveness of many complementary and integrative treatments.

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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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.