Payment and policies

Will my insurance company pay for Ketamine therapy?

Because Ketamine therapy for mood and anxiety disorders is recent and still viewed as experimental, insurance companies do not provide reimbursement.

Will I need more than 6 infusions?

Some people may need "booster" infusions for maintenance but this will be based on how you are feeling.  After you and your mental health provider discuss your progress the two of you may determine that additional infusions would be helpful.

Can I continue my current medications?

We recommend continuing medications as prescribed.  However if you are taking a benzodiazepine such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium, etc please keep in mind that these medications can blunt the effect of Ketamine.  Also, Lamictal in dosages above 100 mg daily can decrease the efficacy of Lamictal.  MAOIs suh as Nardil, Emam (Selegiline), Parnate (tranycypromine), should not be taken within 14 days of your infusion.

Do I need to abstain from alcohol and recreational drugs?

Active substance abuse is a contraindication to Ketamine infusions.