FAQs

Do you offer financing for treatment?

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Yes! We now are proud to offer two convenient options to help finance your treatments to achieve better mental health. Advanced Care Credit Advanced Care Credit offers up to 14 months of 0% interest. Advanced Care Credit is an easy and affordable way to help you pay for treatments not covered by insurance. United [...]

Do you offer financing for treatment?2020-02-19T14:50:15+00:00

How much does it cost, and does insurance cover the treatment?

2020-02-19T14:43:40+00:00

Healthcare insurance, unfortunately, does not cover ketamine infusion therapy at the present time. We hope that will change someday as they realize the tremendous benefit and overall cost savings of this remarkable treatment. The ‘standard protocol’ ketamine infusion studied by Yale and the NIMH is 6 infusions given every other day. Depending on the [...]

How much does it cost, and does insurance cover the treatment?2020-02-19T14:43:40+00:00

Can I eat or drink before my appointment?

2020-01-15T16:17:12+00:00

We advise that you do not eat solid food for 6 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. You may have clear liquids such as water, clear broth, apple juice etc up to 2 hours before your appointment.

Can I eat or drink before my appointment?2020-01-15T16:17:12+00:00

Do I need a referral to be treated at AKS?

2020-01-15T16:17:36+00:00

You do not need a referral, but ideally we would work closely with your doctor or mental health provider. We will, however, request to review your medical records to see if ketamine infusion therapy is right for you. We will also need to obtain a brief depression and/or chronic pain assessment before initiating therapy. [...]

Do I need a referral to be treated at AKS?2020-01-15T16:17:36+00:00

Will I require ketamine therapy for the rest of my life?

2020-01-15T16:17:55+00:00

After the standard initial treatment of 6 infusions, most patients report immediate relief. In most patients, after continued work with their mental health provider and lifestyle modification this is all that is needed. Others may require a booster infusion after one month, some at 6 months, but many not at all. [...]

Will I require ketamine therapy for the rest of my life?2020-01-15T16:17:55+00:00

Can I drive home after the treatment?

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No. We require that every patient has a ride home or utilizes a rideshare. If you are brought here by a friend or family member, they are welcome to wait in our comfortable waiting area until you have recovered from your therapy.

Can I drive home after the treatment?2020-01-15T16:18:42+00:00

What does it mean that ketamine is being used ’off-label’ for treatment of mood disorders?

2020-01-15T16:19:00+00:00

Although medical professionals are technically going ‘off-label’ when using ketamine to treat patients with mental health disorders and chronic pain, as many as 40% of all written prescriptions in the US are ‘off-label’ use, to include such things as the use of antidepressants for pain, anticonvulsant medications to treat Fibromyalgia, or anti-emetics to treat [...]

What does it mean that ketamine is being used ’off-label’ for treatment of mood disorders?2020-01-15T16:19:00+00:00

How long is the infusion?

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You can expect to be at the AKS clinic for approximately 2 to 3 hours. The length of the infusion will depend on your diagnosis and protocol, but most infusions will be 40 minutes to one hour. After the infusion you will stay for another 30 minutes to recover.

How long is the infusion?2020-01-15T16:19:19+00:00