Ketamine Treatment Plan
IV ketamine infusions have emerged as the standard among Ketamine providers, even with the introduction of the nasal spray Spravato. Patients seeking treatment for mood disorders typically receive a series of 6 infusions, known as the loading phase, completed over a 2 week period. Each infusion lasts 45-55 minutes. There are no known long-term side effects, and the short-term side effects are usually mild and do not last more than a day. Clinical studies have consistently shown a 70% success rate with this approach.
Like with all chronic illness, maintenance therapy is required to sustain the effect and keep symptoms managed. Booster infusions, which are the same duration as the loading phase infusions, are single infusions on an as-needed basis in this maintenance phase. For pain syndromes, patients typically receive anywhere from 3-7 infusions lasting 4 hours over the course of a few weeks. Again, these treatments require boosters as time goes on.
The time between boosters varies for each patient and is determined by the number of initial infusions during the loading phase and the percentage of pain that returns over time in each patient. We have been utilizing this treatment protocol since we opened Midwest Ketamine Center in 2016 and our protocol has a success rate that is consistent with clinical studies. It is superior to both intramuscular shots as well as intranasal sprays.
Ketamine therapy for mood disorders and pain syndromes is off-label, meaning it lacks FDA approval. It is safe OFF-LABEL use of this medication as we administer it under a controlled setting with a physician monitoring you.
Since the use of Ketamine is OFF-LABEL insurance companies or Medicaid/Medicare will NOT COVER its use for treating depression. We can only accept cash or credit cards as payment. We cannot accept checks of any kind.
- Please wear comfortable loose clothing so we are able to easily place the cardiac monitor leads under your shirt.
- Bring a light blanket of your choice.
- You may bring headphones and listen to the music of your choosing, preferably something soothing to you.
Ketamine infusions typically are not covered by insurance carriers. Treatments are considered an out-of-pocket expense. We will provide you with our billing sheets so you can submit them to your insurance company, but we do not directly do preauthorizations with insurance companies.
Mood Disorder Treatments usually consist of a series of 6 treatments over a 2 week period. Each IV infusion lasts approximately one hour.
$500 per infusion for Mood Disorders.
Chronic Pain Disorder Treatments usually consist of a series of at least 3 treatments depending on the type of pain syndrome you have, but may require 7-10 total sessions. These are generally 4-hour infusion sessions.
$1250 per treatment for Chronic Pain.
Infusion cost includes every aspect of treatment, with no added costs.
We accept all major credit cards and cash. No checks accepted.
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Contact us to determine an appropriate treatment plan and determine if you are a good candidate for Ketamine.
- Major depression
- Bipolar disorders
If you have suffered from Chronic Pain Syndromes:
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- TMJ syndrome
- Neuropathic pain
- Chronic back/Musculoskeletal pain