Ketamine Infusion Therapy (KIT) Program
We are proud to offer a standalone ketamine infusion program to our patients. (Learn about our Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy program, which combines infusions and short-term psychotherapy.)
To ensure that you receive sufficient ketamine to activate and maintain a positive response, we ask that you commit to 6 infusions over 2-3 weeks. Additional sessions may be recommended if deemed appropriate and beneficial, and you are able to withdraw from our treatment at any time, for any reason.
Step 1: Intake Session
You will meet with a member of our intake team to review your current and past symptoms, previous treatment attempts, and relevant life history. We will also any answer further questions about ketamine and ensure that it is the right intervention for you at this time.
Step 2: Infusion Sessions
On the day of your infusion, please follow directions given by the medical staff about food and medication intake and arrange for a driver to escort you home after the session.
Once in the infusion room, you will be seated in a comfortable recliner. The RN will take your vital signs. You will be offered an eye mask and headphones to facilitate and enhance the experience, and help you maintain an internal focus. Your therapist will be present for support and to guide you through relaxation exercises or an invocation, if desired.
When you’re ready, the RN will perform the infusion intravenously. Throughout the session, the RN will be present to monitor blood pressure and take frequent pulse measurements. During the infusion, we recommend that you speak as little as possible, to maintain focus on the experience.
At this dosage, you will remain consciously aware of where you are and responsive to your surroundings (though we will do our best to ensure you are not disturbed during this process). You may feel effects as a sense of disconnection or drowsiness, though most find these feelings to be pleasant.
The infusion typically takes 40-45 minutes to complete. After the treatment, you will be escorted from the infusion room to our therapy room, to recover for 20 minutes.
Step 3: Post-program Follow-up
After you have completed the six-session course of therapy, we will follow up with your treatment team to see how you are feeling. If necessary, we will schedule another round of therapy.