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We provide in-home treatment for these indications via ketamine infusion services.
Our board-certified psychiatrists will determine if you are a candidate for ketamine infusion services.
If approved for treatment, choose the dates and times that work best for your schedule.
Our highly credentialed anesthesiologists come to your home to administer treatment.
How Our Program Works
For each patient, the program will consist of three phases:
During this phase patients will be screened by a psychiatrist through a video consultation.
Our psychiatrist will see if you are elgible to receive IV ketamine, there is als strict inclusion and exclusion criteria (link to section: about-iv-ketamine /Who Is Eligible To Receive Ketamine )
The treatment consists of the following: consent review with the treating provider, EKG, Weight, Vital Signs, urine drug screen and a pregnancy test for female patients. If remaining within the inclusion criteria, a cannula will placed and a slow infusion of ketamine over 30-60 min will ensue. A clinician will be at the bedside throughout the infusion and the patient will remain under observation until the acute effects have worn off.
During a session, the patient will experience a degree of sedation, or sleepiness, and a degree of dissociation, i.e. any of a number of experiences, such as feeling detached from reality, feeling in a dream-like state or seeing things move more slowly than usual. Dissociative experiences may feel positive or negative. A clinician will be with the patient while they experience these effects and will remain with them until they have worn off and discharged from the day of service. The patient may be accompanied by someone during the sessions. To minimize the potential impact of sedation and dissociation, you should abstain from drinking alcohol during the course of your treatment. In addition, the patient will be advised not to drive, operate machinery or do anything else that requires your full alertness, until the day after a ketamine session and after a period of restful sleep.
A final Psychiatric consultation via telemedicine / video consult following your last IV Ketamine treatment. During this final session you will be assess on how IV ketamine benefited you and our treating psychiatrsit will determine if more IV ketamine infusions are required, maintenance dosing, further counseling, or other referral.
What are the costs?
Our treatment program involves two psychiatric assessments and up to six in-home ketamine infusions over two to three weeks (scheduled on your time).
The total costs for the program are $6,000.
Your initial cost for the program is only your first Psychiatric consultation $200.
If approved for the program the balance remaining is $5800.
Single IV Ketamine infusions: $1,500.
If our psychiatrsist provides you with less than the six treatment program, the price per each individual in-home IV ketamine infusion treatment is $1500 per treatment. Psychiatric consultations are not included in this price
Psychiatric video consultation: $200.
If you are recommended or you would like appropriate additional psychiatric consultations outside of the program (e.g. to discuss the treatment, goals, or other relating to IV ketamine infusions) the cost per online video consultation is $200, per video consultation.
Patients billing credit card will be held securely as a protected hash code within the system and will be used to communicate with our credit card processor when it is time to bill.
Only a credit card is permitted for payment. You may use a flexible health spending account (if it is connected to a major credit card. A flexible spending account (FSA) is a program that allows a patient to set aside money (before taxes) for specific health care expenses.
Additionally, while we are out of network with insurance companies, we encourage each patient to speak with their insurance provider to see if the treatments are covered under their benefit plan. A specialized bill, called a superbill will may be requested and then provided to each patient following any medical service so that the patient may submit to their insurance carrier for possible reimbursement.
How our service works
Under the supervision of a clinician
Unlike other antidepressants, ketamine is not well absorbed when taken by mouth and so it is administered intravenously, under the supervision of a clinician. Thus, during treatment, a cannula will be inserted in your vein and you will receive a slow infusion of ketamine over 40 min. A clinician will be with you throughout the infusion and you will remain under observation until the acute effects have worn off. Typically, this will be twice a week for three weeks. Each session will last approximately two hours in total.
During a session, you will experience a degree of sedation, or sleepiness, and a degree of dissociation, i.e. any of a number of experiences, such as feeling detached from reality, feeling in a dream-like state or seeing things move more slowly than usual. Dissociative experiences may feel positive or negative. A clinician will be with you while you experience these effects and you will remain at the clinic until they have worn off and you are safe to go. You can be accompanied by someone during the sessions to help you deal with these experiences.
Impact of treatment
To minimise the potential impact of sedation and dissociation, you should abstain from drinking alcohol during the course of your treatment. In addition, you are advices not to drive, operate machinery or do anything else that requires your full alertness, until the day after a ketamine session and after a period of restful sleep.
Precautions after treatment
After ketamine you must not
Drive a car
Sign any legal documents
Be responsible for looking after dependents until the following morning.
Leave the appointment location for at least 2 hours without an escort (1 hour if escorted). This is subject to patient monitoring.