Treatment

01

Consultation

Our treatment process begins with a warm, personal consultation. We take the time to understand you and your unique challenges, connecting over the phone and working closely with your current mental health providers. Together, we’ll discuss your condition, your symptoms, your treatment history, and any other relevant information to ensure we craft a care plan that’s perfectly tailored to your needs.

02

Arrival

From the moment you step into our clinic, you’ll be greeted with a friendly smile and a calm, welcoming environment. After filling out some brief paperwork and undergoing a quick physical exam to confirm your readiness for treatment, our caring staff will ensure you’re completely comfortable and at ease as we prepare to begin your session.

03

Treatment

Settle into a cozy, power reclining chair in one of our private treatment rooms.

You will receive an eye mask, noise cancelling headphones and music playlist options. Depending on your treatment plan, ketamine will be administered either through a simple nasal spray or a gentle IV infusion.

Each infusion session lasts about 40-50 minutes. Each Spravato session lasts 2 hours.

You’ll stay awake, and our attentive medical team will be by your side throughout, ready to respond to any issues and ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.

04

Post - Treatment

After your treatment, we recommend having a friend or family member drive you home, where you can rest and recover for the day. We encourage you to relax, stay hydrated, and take it easy. If any questions or concerns arise after you leave, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to support you every step of the way as you move towards healing and hope.

FAQ’s

1. Is ketamine therapy safe?

Yes, when administered under medical supervision by trained physicians, ketamine therapy is safe. At KETA Medical, our team is led by emergency medicine physicians with extensive training, ensuring that every treatment adheres to the highest standards of medical safety.

2. What are the potential side effects of ketamine therapy?

Side effects may include mild nausea, dizziness, feelings of dissociation, anxiety or increased blood pressure. These typically resolve shortly after the treatment session. Our medical team monitors patients closely to manage any side effects effectively.

3. Is ketamine treatment covered by insurance?

Ketamine Nasal Spray (Spravato) is covered by most insurance plans. IV ketamine infusions are not typically covered.

4. How long does the relief from symptoms last?

The duration of symptom relief varies. Many patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms for several weeks to months after completing their initial series of treatments. Ongoing maintenance sessions can help prolong these benefits.

5. Who typically benefits from ketamine therapy at your clinic?

Our treatments are particularly beneficial for patients with mood disorders such as depression, PTSD, and certain anxiety and addiction disorders, especially those who have not responded well to traditional treatments.

6. What makes KETA Medical different from other ketamine providers?

Unlike many clinics, Keta Medical is led by board-certified emergency medicine physicians. Every treatment session is overseen by a physician, ensuring high medical standards. Plus, our clinic is designed to provide a warm and supportive environment, recognizing the vulnerability of our patients.

7. What types of ketamine treatments do you offer?

We offer two main types of ketamine therapy: IV ketamine infusion and nasal spray treatment with Spravato, which is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression.

8. How do you ensure a personalized and comfortable treatment experience?

We provide private rooms, flexible scheduling, and attentive care to ensure each patient's comfort and privacy. Our administrative staff is trained to offer warm, empathetic care, making our patients feel supported throughout their treatment.

9. Can I continue my current psychiatric medications while receiving ketamine treatments?

Most often, yes. We typically recommend continuing your current medications, but we'll discuss your specific medications during your initial consultation to ensure safety and efficacy.

10. How do you measure the effectiveness of the treatments?

We conduct a thorough initial assessment and follow-up evaluations to monitor the impact of the treatment on your symptoms. Patient feedback and improvements in clinical scales guide the personalization of ongoing treatment plans.

11. What should I expect during my first ketamine therapy session?

Your first session will begin with a consultation with one of our physicians to review your medical history and discuss your treatment plan. During the treatment, you'll be in a comfortable setting with continuous monitoring by our medical team. Ketamine infusion sessions typically last between 40 to 50 minutes and Spravato sessions last 2 hours. Patients often start feeling the effects shortly after.

12. How quickly can I see results from ketamine therapy?

Many patients report improvement in their symptoms within hours of their first session. The response varies by individual, but rapid relief is a key benefit of ketamine therapy, especially for those with treatment-resistant conditions.

13. What steps do you take to ensure my privacy and confidentiality?

We adhere strictly to HIPAA guidelines and take every precaution to protect your privacy and confidentiality. Your personal and medical information is always treated with the utmost discretion.

14. Can ketamine therapy be used in conjunction with psychotherapy?

Yes, ketamine therapy can be an excellent complement to psychotherapy, particularly for conditions like depression and PTSD. We encourage coordinated care and can work with your existing mental health provider to optimize treatment outcomes. We also offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with our partners to augment the treatment benefit.

15. Is Ketamine FDA approved for Depression?
Ketamine is not FDA approved for depression. It is used off label for depression and other mental health conditions because of studies showing clinical benefit. Spravato (Esketamine) is FDA approved for Treatment Resistant Depression.
16. What is the chemical structure difference between Ketamine and Spravato?

Ketamine is a racemic mixture of two enantiomers, (S)-ketamine and (R)-ketamine. Spravato is the S-enantiomer form of ketamine.

17. Are there risks of addiction with Ketamine?

Ketamine has a history of being used as a “party drug” because of its dissociative effects. When purchased illicitly, it can result in addiction or abuse. However, when administered in a medical office setting by experienced physicians, the risks of addiction are very low.

Call our offices

We know life is busy, so at Keta Medical Center, we offer evening and weekend hours to fit your schedule. Our friendly administrative staff is always available to answer your questions and address any concerns. Our goal is to support you as you embark on your mental health journey with psychedelic medicine.