Ketamine in Ontario and what to expect

How do I get started?

Give us a call today at 909-933-5299 to speak to one of our staff who will be happy to answer any questions you have, provide you with information regarding if Ketamine is right for you and offer you support and guidance.  

Is there paperwork to complete?

Yes.  You will complete a medical and psychiatric intake form, a consent form, and mood questionnaire prior to your consultation with Dr. Scurry.  If necessary other information may be needed including recent labs, etc.  Our main priority is your safety and this information helps to ensure a safe procedure.

Once I've completed the intake what happens next?

Many times you can have your first infusion on the day of your intake if there are no contraindications.  Please allow at least 60-90 minutes for this visit.   Usually there are 6 infusions over 2 weeks that are recommended for depression, anxiety and pain control.   

How does the infusion feel?

Ketamine is an hallucinogenic medication and it's also used commercially as an anesthetic.  We use it at sub-anesthetic dosages for our depression, anxiety and pain protocols.  You may experience mild, brief perceptual changes (i.e. taste, smell, sound, sights),  and a deep sense of "getting in touch" with your feelings.  You will be monitored by our nursing and medical staff throughout.  Usually after the first 2-3 infusions you and Dr. Scurry will know if Ketamine will be of benefit for you.

Are there any contraindications to Ketamine?

Yes.  If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or heart problems you would not be a candidate for Ketamine unless cleared by your primary physician or specialist.  Also those who are pregnant or nursing are not candidates for Ketamine.  Lastly, we don't treat those under 18 years old.

Are there any other precautions?

It's not recommended to drive driectly after the infusion visit.  So, you will need a driver or the use of a caregiver.  If you need a caregiver referral please let us know.  Also, it's not recommended to sign any legal documents until you know how you will feel.  Those who are using chronic cannabis, alcohol, benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Ativan, Valium, etc.) or other recreational drugs may not receive the full benefit of Ketamine treatments.  Lastly, if you are taking Lamictal (lamotrigine) this may interfere with the effectiveness of Ketamine.

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Ketamine Clinic of Ontario

603 S Milliken Ave, Suite F, Ontario, CA 91761, US

909-933-5299

Hours

Monday- By apointment

Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 7 pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: By appointment