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Targeting Depression Medications to Your Needs

If you’re currently taking medication for depression and not seeing results, we can help. 

Samaritan Mental Health Family Center in Corvallis is proud to offer PEER Online,™  a cutting edge approach for treating depression and other mental health conditions. We’re one of just two mental health clinics in Oregon to offer PEER Online and the only one to provide this service to teens.

PEER Online helps find the right medication for you.  By using a database of brain wave test results, we compare your brainwaves tests to our database. The results have been matched with treatments found to help people with similar brainwave patterns. Your doctor can then use the report to help guide your treatment.

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How PEER Online Works


We will talk with your doctor about your needs. You will need to be off medications for the brainwave testing. You must work with your doctor to safely stop your current medications so that you may be tested. Our staff will assist you and your doctor in deciding which medications must be stopped, and for how long, before the test.

Brainwave Recording

There is usually no pain while your brain waves are recorded and there is no need to shave your head. The test records the electrical activity in your brain. The results of the test are used to create a report. This report is usually provided to your doctor within 48 hours.

Review of Results

The results will be reviewed by a doctor at Samaritan Mental Health Family Center or by your primary care doctor. We are happy to work with your primary care doctor and review the results together.

Follow up

As with any treatment, regular follow up is important. You will be asked to fill out forms at each visit to help guide your treatment.

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Is PEER Right For You?

If you think PEER Online could help you, talk with your health care provider or call Samaritan Mental Health Family Center today.

Check with your health insurance plan for coverage information. If you have billing questions or need financial assistance, our staff is available to help.

For more information, call 541-768-4620.