By: Megan Reed

It is not uncommon for people to try numerous mental health medications until they find the “right” one; however, there is now new testing that enables us to take a lot of the guesswork out of medication choices. At Active Family we offer pharmacogenetic testing for mental health medications. What this essentially means is we can look at your individual genes and how they will affect how a medication will work, potential side effect risks and possible dose adjustments. This is all done with a simple cheek swab and results generally come back in 1 week. Furthermore, genesight testing has great insurance coverage and some insurance patient’s will cover it completely. 

If you are or a loved one has struggled with their mental health and have been on the medication roller coaster the genesight testing can be life changing and finally allow you to thrive and not just survive. Schedule an appointment with your provider at Active Family Healthcare to discuss if this type of testing would benefit you!