for the treatment of mental health and pain conditions.
Psychiatric Conditions Treated
Pain Conditions Treated
Chronic Back Pain
Central Pain Syndromes
Phantom Limb Pain
Lyme Disease Pain
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WHAT TO EXPECT
On the day of your infusion, we ask that you not eat anything in the 4 hours prior to your appointment, to avoid nausea. You can drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before your infusion.
To enhance your experience, we provide visuals and noise cancelling headphones. However, many of our patients bring their own customized playlist.
After receiving an infusion, you will be unable to legally drive for the rest of the day. You must have a responsible adult pick you up or you can use a rideshare service.
At the completion of your first infusion, you may feel the benefits of ketamine immediately. However, most feel relief after the second or third infusion.
One of our experienced providers will take your vital signs and place a small IV in your hand or arm. This will be connected to our continuous infusion pump.
You will then lay back and relax in the recliner as the infusion is started. During the process, your vital signs will be continuously monitored for your safety.
From here, you can listen to music of your choice, watch any of our visuals, and dive deeper into your own thoughts as you experience the wonder of ketamine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is IV ketamine FDA approved?
IV ketamine used for the purpose of treating depression and chronic pain is considered off-label use. Therefore, it is currently not FDA approved.
How soon will I get relief after ketamine?
Many patients report relief after the second or third infusion. Some patients have reported relief after just a single infusion. The therapeutic effects of ketamine are very rapid. However, each case may vary.
What are the side effects of ketamine? Is it safe?
The most common adverse effects of ketamine are nausea, increased blood pressure, and increased heart rate. Ketamine is considered extremely safe because it does not cause respiratory depression.
How many infusions will I need and how often?
For psychiatric conditions, we recommend an initial series of 6 infusions. This is followed by maintenance infusions which vary, ranging from once a month to once a year depending on your response. Pain conditions generally require longer and more frequent infusions.
Can I eat or drink before my infusion?
You can eat up to 4 hours before your infusion. You can drink clear liquids up to 2 hours before your infusion.
Do I need to bring someone to my infusion appointment? Can I drive home after receiving an infusion?
You do not need to bring someone to your infusion appointment. However, we do require having a responsible adult drive you home as you cannot legally drive for 24 hours after an infusion. Alternatively, you may take a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft.
Does insurance cover ketamine? What payments are accepted?
At this time, insurances do not cover ketamine infusions. We accept cash and credit. If you have PPO insurance with out of network benefits, you may be eligible for a reimbursement through your insurance provider.
Are there any medical conditions that will exclude me from ketamine treatments?
Ketamine is extremely safe and well tolerated. Some conditions that may exclude you from treatment are schizophrenia, severe cardiac disease, liver failure, and kidney failure
Is ketamine addictive?
Administered in a professional setting, it is highly unlikely patients will develop a ketamine addiction. Ketamine is classified as having low dependence potential. For comparison, alcohol has moderate dependence potential, and nicotine has high dependence potential.
What is Spravato and is it offered? Why is ketamine given IV versus other routes of administration?
Spravato is a type of ketamine given intranasally. It is not offered at our clinic. Research has shown that IV ketamine is significantly more effective than Spravato. The bioavaibility of IV ketamine is 100%. In comparison, Spravato has a mean bioavailability of 48%. Some studies have suggested that Spravato offers little to no benefit.
Through an IV infusion, we are able to titrate and deliver ketamine directly to your bloodstream. This gives patients a higher concentration of ketamine in their system, leading to a more effective and predictable response.
Low-dose ketamine infusion therapy
$395 per infusion
High-dose ketamine infusion therapy
For pain conditions and psychiatric conditions refractory to low-dose ketamine
1 hour high-dose infusion: 40 minutes of infusion, followed by 20 minutes of recovery
Dose starts at 1 mg/kg and adjusted to patient response
$495 per infusion
Prolonged high-dose ketamine infusion therapy
For pain conditions
6 hour high-dose infusion: 4 hours of infusion, followed by 2 hours of recovery
Dose starts at 1 mg/kg/hr and adjusted to patient response
$1,350 per infusion
Redefined Mind’s recommendation for comprehensive treatment of psychiatric and pain conditions.
A series of 6 low-dose ketamine infusions
$2,250 for 6 infusions
$375 per infusion
A series of 6 high-dose ketamine infusions
$2,850 for 6 infusions
$475 per infusion
A series of 3 prolonged high-dose ketamine infusions
$3,900 for 3 infusions
$1300 per infusion
ARTICLES AND RESEARCH
Learn more about the efficacy of our advanced cutting edge treatment from the nation’s leading health experts & institutions. Discover the possibilities of psychedelic therapies in the articles, interviews, and clinical studies published.
Jennifer Chen, Yale Medicine
Robert C. Meisner, MD, Harvard Medical School
David Rabin, MD, PhD, Molly Maloof, MD, The Psychedelic Hour
Darragh O’Carroll, MD, VICE