FAQ

KETAMINE CLINIC LOCATED IN SAN DIEGO, CA

Some patients may experience fatigue or grogginess following an infusion, which usually resolves after a full night’s sleep. Mild nausea is also possible, especially in those prone to motion sickness. To address this, we can administer anti-nausea medication before the infusion. When administered by a qualified clinician in a medical setting, there are typically no long-term side effects associated with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy.

While we do not accept insurance directly, some insurance companies are beginning to cover some or all of the costs associated with ketamine therapy. We can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Additionally, we accept Care Credit, Advanced Care Card, and offer in-house payment plans to assist with financial concerns.

Ketamine has not been shown to lead to physical dependence when used at the doses prescribed for therapy. In fact, it has been found to be helpful in reducing addictive behaviors and physical dependence on substances like opioids.

Patients with moderate to severe mood or pain symptoms that have not responded to conventional treatments are often suitable candidates for ketamine therapy. Before starting treatment, you will undergo a thorough medical evaluation to ensure that ketamine therapy is a safe and appropriate option for you.

While some companies offer oral ketamine treatment through telehealth platforms, we believe that the safest and most effective way to administer ketamine is in a personalized, in-person setting. Our clinic offers Mindbloom oral ketamine lozenges, but we require an in-office appointment to monitor your progress and ensure your safety.

We understand the financial challenges that can come with seeking treatment, which is why we strive to be the most affordable ketamine clinic in San Diego. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to us directly so that we can work together to create a payment plan that is reasonable and affordable for you. We also accept FSA cards, Advanced Care Card, and Care Credit.

We understand the financial challenges that can come with seeking treatment, which is why we strive to be the most affordable ketamine clinic in San Diego. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to us directly so that we can work together to create a payment plan that is reasonable and affordable for you. We also accept FSA cards, Advanced Care Card, and Care Credit.

During your complimentary consultation with our physician, you will review your medical history and current medications to ensure there are no potential interactions. It’s important to disclose all medications you are taking.

The number of infusions varies based on your individual needs and discussions with our physician. Typically, patients receive between 3-6 infusions over a 3-week period, followed by maintenance doses as needed.

We offer two protocols for ketamine infusions: a low-dose infusion lasting 40 minutes and a higher dose infusion lasting 80 minutes. During the infusion, you may experience a mild dissociative state, with heightened sensitivity to light and sound and an altered perception of time. Most patients find this experience to be tolerable and even pleasant. If any discomfort arises, we have other medications available to alleviate it. The dissociative effects typically fade within 20-30 minutes after the infusion is complete, and patients can usually leave the clinic within 20-30 minutes following the infusion.

Some patients may notice improvements within an hour of their first infusion, especially regarding thoughts of self-harm or suicidal ideation. Others may not notice a significant change until after completing a full course of treatment. It’s essential to remember that results can vary, with some patients experiencing gradual improvement over time.

Absolutely! We offer complimentary consultations before treatment, after the 6th treatment, and as needed. Your well-being and comfort are our top priorities.

Your safety is paramount to us at Dreamscape. We monitor you continuously and never leave you unattended. Each room is equipped with two monitors, so if you need anything, you can easily get our attention. All our staff members are ACLS certified, and we keep emergency medications readily available.
 

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