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Frequently Asked Questions

How often will I need to do a Ketamine Treatment?

After doing the recommended 6 infusion treatment, the majority of patients feel instant relief. In many patients, all that is needed to maintain this relief is to do the proper integration sessions, to continue to work with their mental health professional, and to implement the proper lifestyle changes (which will become much easier in the aftermath of Ketamine treatments). Some patients need to return after a few months for a one session booster treatment and may need a booster session every few months. 

How many sessions do I need?

Research shows that Ketamine infusion therapy is most effective if given as six sessions over a three-week period. This is known as loading doses. Some patients find that they will need a single booster session after 3-6 months or every once in a while. We highly recommend that patients go through with the full treatment of 6 sessions.

Do you take insurance?

Currently, Ketamine infusions for mental health are not really covered by insurance. We can provide you with an itemized “Superbill” that can be submitted to the insurance company by the patient.

How long does the treatment take?

The initial consultation is virtual and takes about 30 minutes. The actual infusion takes about 45 minutes. However, there will be time before the infusion with the integrator and about 20-30 minutes to recover. Expect the entire process to last 1-2 hours

Do I need a referral?

We do not require a referral. It would be best if we can work closely with your doctor and mental health professional to properly align your care. In any case, we will review your medical history to decide if you are a candidate. Please alert us to any mental health diagnoses as well as any medications that you are taking. We may also have you take a brief mental health assessment before providing treatment. 

Can I drive home after the treatment?

No, we require that every patient get a ride home with a friend/family or a taxi/rideshare. Friends or family accompanying the patients can wait in our waiting area. We also recommend that patients do not schedule much for after the session. Some patients may find themselves groggy for a few hours after the session. An early night’s sleep is recommended. 

Will I be required to stop taking my psychiatric medications?

No, there is no need to stop taking any medications. In fact, unless under the supervision of a doctor, do not stop or reduce taking any prescribed medications. We have found that many patients have been able to taper off their medications in the long run after undergoing Ketamine Infusions. 
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