Esketamine is a nasal spray form of ketamine approved by the FDA. Eskatamine, is indicated for use for patients who have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, currently undergoing treatment with an oral anti-depressant, who have either (1) failed to achieve relief with at least two different oral anti-depressants or (2) are having ongoing suicidal thoughts.
For patients with this condition, your insurance may cover part or all of the costs of Esketamine treatment. We will assist you in determining if your insurance plan will cover Esketamine and the prior authorization process.
Esketamine therapy consists of the following:
Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions are not FDA-approved for the treatment of mental health or chronic pain conditions. Ketamine infusions for these conditions is considered off-label use. Unfortunately, at this time, most insurance companies do not cover ketamine infusions for the treatment of mental health and chronic pain conditions. Therefore, these treatments are currently considered an out-of-pocket expense and payment is due prior to treatment. Please see Payment Plan options below for additional information.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Mental Health Conditions
Studies show that a single IV ketamine infusion can reduce symptoms for up to one week. Repeated dosing, however, can increase the duration of effect for at least several weeks. Our mental health protocol for ketamine infusion therapy consists of the following:
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Chronic Pain Conditions
Compared to the treatment of mental health conditions, studies have shown that higher total dosages of ketamine with longer infusion times are generally associated with a longer duration of pain relief. Our chronic pain protocol for ketamine infusion therapy consists of the following:
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