Mental Health Treatment Protocol
Once you are medically approved for treatment, a Patient Liaison will schedule your first series of treatments. The protocol and schedule for treatment differs between patients seeking relief from mental health conditions vs. chronic pain conditions.
Below is our ketamine treatment protocol for mental health conditions including Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Anxiety.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy
This period refers to the initial series of ketamine infusions, which are given over a short time period (usually a week or two).
Infusion Duration: One hour
Number of Treatments: 4 or 6 total (varies based on the results of your screening)
Length of Stabilization Period: Within two weeks
*Typical Schedule: Four total treatments with appointments scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and then the following Monday.
*For patients traveling from out of state, we can condense the stabilization treatments into a single week in order to reduce your total travel time. Ex: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
This period refers to all ongoing treatments after stabilization.
The maintenance schedule varies for each patient but the typical schedule begins approximately ten days after the last Stabilization treatment. The next treatment occurs approximately one month after the Stabilization Period treatments. The KWC clinical staff will evaluate your progress closely afterwards. The maintenance schedule varies based on the patient’s needs with the goal of progressing into longer intervals between treatments.