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  • What is Ketamine?
    Ketamine is a medication that was originally used as an anesthetic for sedation and surgical procedures. Over the years of being used, it has become more widely accepted for it's positive impact on those suffering from treatment resistant depression, PTSD, OCD, Anxiety, and a variety of pain disorders as well.
  • What is the process to get started with Ketamine treatment?
    The first appointment can be somewhat nerve-racking if you don't know what to expect. To help ease patient's mind, we have included this educational video about the process!
  • But isn't ketamine addicting?
    Ketamine has been shown to cause less addictive behaviors than many other controlled prescription substances. When used appropriately and as indicated, it can be a very safe alternative to traditional pharmacologic therapies for those with qualifying conditions.
  • What are the potential side effects?
    The most commonly reported side effects include mild nausea, drowsiness, and a temporary increase in blood pressure. Our providers and staff will closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate throughout the course of the infusion. Since ketamine is technically a "dissociative anesthetic," this is one of the expected and a large part of the therapeutic process. Most patients describe the experience with words like relaxing, like a floating feeling or an existential detachment from themselves and their issues that allows an optimal new perspective to make change. This “dream-like” state feeling quickly subsides after the treatment is over, allowing you to leave with your driver after your appointment is complete.
  • Who is ketamine treatment for?
    Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment for those suffering from various psychiatric disorders or pain syndromes. These include: - Treatment Resistant Depression - Anxiety - OCD - PTSD - Chronic Suicidal Ideations - Migraines - Fibromyalgia - CRPS Although we cannot guarantee that it will work for every person that tries it, the efficacy range for mental health disorders runs around 70-80% in most clinical settings.
  • Is it covered by insurance?
    Unfortunately, the use of ketamine for mental health and/or chronic pain is still considered an "off label" use of the medication and is therefore not covered by insurance. We accept cash, credit/debit, HSA/FSA accounts and have a few different options for financing that may be able to work out a reasonable payment plan to help pay for services. Payment is due before service. We may be able to provide a "super bill" for patients to send to their insurance companies for reimbursement of these services, but we cannot guarantee how much they may cover as coverages vary. Halcyon Infusions & Therapeutics want everyone to get the treatment that they need and have worked to provide a variety of financing options for those who qualify. We have included a discount on services for those who receive the full 6 infusion series and also always offer a discount to our everyday heroes, including all first responders, military personnel, mental health workers, healthcare workers, teachers and their spouses or families!
  • How many treatments will I need?
    Most clinical research shows the best patient outcomes for mood disorders with a loading series of 6 infusions over the course of 2-3 weeks. After this we recommend the next booster around 4 weeks after and then every 1-3 months depending on when you feel you need it. Although we do recommend this many infusions in the beginning, many people will find at least some relief in their symptoms by the end of the first experience with ketamine.
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