Facts About Ketamine
Frequently Asked Question
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Currently ketamine treatments are not covered by insurance and are out-of-pocket. However, Catalyst does have a finance partner that offers 12-month interest free financing. You can also pay for treatments from your HSA.
We recommend reading through our “how ketamine works” page to help you better understand the potential benefits of ketamine infusions.
Catalyst does not offer therapy as part of the ketamine infusion program. Our professionals are trained to provide ketamine intravenously and so our primary focus is in making sure our patients have a safe, comfortable experience during their treatments.
If you’d like your therapist involved, we recommend scheduling an appointment with them 24-48 hours after treatment to discuss your experience. If you don’t have a therapist, we have local partners we can happily recommend.
Ketamine is a different experience for everyone. While some individuals experience relief after just one treatment, for others it may take a few. Prior to each infusion, our providers will consult with you to determine appropriate levels of dosage for maximum effectiveness and safety. We also keep track of your mood with the Osmind app throughout your treatments.
Ultimately, we’ve seen a 90%+ success rate with individuals who complete our 7 infusion program.
At Catalyst, we follow evidenced-based research which shows 6 infusions to be the best initial amount for treatment. Infusions are recommended to be administered twice a week for 3 weeks. We provide a 7th infusion after 1 month which we have found to elongate relief longer than average ketamine treatments.
Some clients have long lasting effects while others need one or more booster infusions over time. We can help track your symptoms through the Osmind app and also reach out to you if you seem to be having difficulties.
Yes! The majority of our patients are on some form of antidepressant. Usually, ketamine is able to work alongside what you are taking. If appropriate, we can work alongside mental health providers to help patients get off or reduce the amount of antidepressant medications they are taking.
Integrating ketamine with functional medicine allows us to take a whole-body approach to your treatment. Using this approach, it is common to identify and treat underlying conditions that are contributing to your mental health.
IV (intravenous) ketamine is the gold standard for mental health treatment because your body receives 100 percent of the drug that we give you. Intramuscular injections are often used out of convenience. At Catalyst, all of our providers are board-certified registered, nurse anesthesiologists.