You do need a referral from your primary healthcare provider
Studies have shown that patients with treatment-resistant depression have a success rate of over 70% with ketamine infusion treatment. Patients experienced increased physical functionality and enhanced mood after just one treatment. This alternative treatment for depression may well be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Did you know that depression is the most common disability in the US? For many people, depression and other mood disorders like anxiety and PTSD can end their careers and interfere with their ability to have functional relationships.
Ketamine infusion therapy is a researched and proven treatment for depression that can deliver quick and lasting relief. According to this Harvard article, “thus far, most research has been on ketamine infusions,” as opposed to other administration methods.
When getting a ketamine infusion for depression, the therapeutic dose is much lower than used for surgical anesthesia. At Rejuvenate IV Therapy, our nurses have experience administering anesthesia and can help patients have a pleasant experience.
We offer ketamine infusions for $395 per treatment. Your first consultation, where we get to know your medical background and discuss the treatment, is free. See our FAQ section for more information.
Before your first Ketamine infusion, you will have a free consultation with a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. During that time, he/she will further assess your physical and mental health and answer any questions you may have.
The ketamine dosage you receive is calculated according to your weight and age. We follow the standard for therapeutic, sub-anesthetic dosing.
Upon your arrival, the medical assistant or the nurse will take you to a private, relaxing room for you and your family if they are joining you. Your room will have a reclining chair, dimmable light, and relaxing music. To optimize your experience, we encourage you to bring your own pillow and blanket.
Once you’re settled in, the nurse will monitor and record your heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and EKG. The nurse or medical assistant will proceed to insert an IV. The insertion of an IV feels like a “pin prick” which may cause some discomfort for some. The CRNA will then proceed to connect the ketamine to your IV.
The CRNA will continuously monitor you throughout your ketamine infusion to ensure that you are comfortable.
After your ketamine infusion is done, you will remain in the room for an additional 15min to allow you to process your experience and thoughts.
Another adult will need to drive you home and must be present prior to your discharge. You may NOT drive a car or engage in hazardous activities for at least 24 hours after each treatment as reflexes may be slow or impaired. Also see our FAQ section to prepare for your ketamine therapy.
The most common side-effect is nausea, which can be treated with some medicine. If you have a known nausea/vomiting history, you will be given Zofran (anti-nausea medicine) before your infusion. Other side effects are drowsiness, fatigue, increased blood pressure, and increased heart rate.
For most patients, their ketamine infusion is relaxing, but some have reported some mild dissociative effects (where things don’t seem as real or important as they would normally). These effects can easily be remedied by decreasing the infusion rate or by administering a calming medicine.
One effect is that it helps to regrow neural connections that people lose when suffering from mood disorders:
“As for the drug’s action on glutamate receptors: Regrowing and reactivating synapses helps the brain’s ability to change, which may help it shift out of depression. That may also explain why antidepressants or psychotherapy that didn’t help before ketamine may help afterward.” – WebMD
Although ketamine is a safe drug with limited and temporary side effects, allowing adults and children alike to benefit from it, it may not be safe for everyone. Some people who should consider the alternatives include those with:
At this point, ketamine treatment is not covered by insurance.
Yes, you need a referral from your primary care provider to book your first (free) consultation with us.
No, we do not write prescriptions for medications.
For mood disorders, it is recommended that infusion should be given twice a week for a total of 6 infusions. Thereafter, the patient’s response will determine if subsequent dosing is necessary.
Each infusion is $395. We accept debit and credit cards or cash.
To improve patient comfort and safety, we recommend the following:
While you don’t necessarily need to have anyone with you during your therapy, we encourage you to bring a loved one to support you throughout your treatment. After your treatment, you will need a designated driver to take you home. Additionally, you should not operate any heavy machinery for 24 hours following your therapy.
Yes, the following articles are just some of the research that shows ketamine treatment has positive outcomes:
Ketamine for rapid reduction of suicidal thoughts in major depression: A midazolam-controlled randomized clinical trial https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17060647
Ketamine versus midazolam in bipolar depression with suicidal thoughts: A pilot midazolam-controlled randomized clinical trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28452409/
Antidepressant actions of ketamine: from molecular mechanisms to clinical practicehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4343533/
You don’t need a prescription and your first consultation is free
“I wanted to create a safe and relaxing space for clients who wants to improve their wellness, mental health and chronic pain conditions. We engage openly about their individual needs and treatment goals. I will work closely with clients and their referring doctor to ensure successful treatment outcomes.”
Katherine Go, founder of Rejuvenate IV Therapy
Start your journey to having a healthy, balanced mood with us at Rejuvenate IV Therapy. Our founder is a highly experienced CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) with more than 10 years’ experience working in all aspects of anesthetic nursing in both major and minor patient operations. Katherine obtained her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Miami in 2011, and is proficient in administering anesthetics, especially ketamine, for sedation and pain treatment purposes.