What is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
- Therapy consists of administering a sub-anesthetic dose of Ketamine, an FDA approved anesthetic, intravenously over 40 or more minutes in hopes to provide relief for those suffering from depression, chronic stress, PTSD, and chronic pain syndromes who are unable to obtain relief from current treatments.
How many infusions will I need?
- Currently there is no set protocol establishing the amount of infusions to administer. However, research shows that a series of 6 infusions over 2-3 weeks provides the longest relief. At WMKC we tailor each individual's treatment plan to what we feel will benefit them the most based on getting to know them personally, and their responses to each infusion.
What are the most common side effects?
- Majority of those receiving infusions experience no side effects. However, the most common side effects experienced during the infusion are blurred vision, mild nausea, drowsiness, and slight increases in heart rate and blood pressure. All side effects vanquish shortly after the infusion is stopped.
Is Ketamine dangerous?
- Ketamine is an FDA prroved anesthetic. It is considered one of the safest anesthetics used today, for both adults and children. During infusions Ketamine is administered at 25% or less the dose given as an anesthetic, increasing its safety margins during an infusions dramatically.
Will my insurance cover my Ketamine Infusions?
- No. Currently insurance companies do not cover the cost for ketamine infusions. Ketamine is approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, but since it is not recognized by the FDA as treatment for anything else insurance companies do not pay for it.
How much do infusions cost?
- WMKC charges $500/infusions. However, we frequently offer promotions and discounts.
WMKC is on the lower end of the spectrum. On a national scale the average cost is $750/infusion.