Colorado Springs Ketamine Treatment Center is a mental health-based ketamine center in Colorado Springs. The team of medical professionals has administered over 3,000 depression treatments of ketamine and has more than 40 years of experience treating mental health conditions from depression and anxiety to PTSD and OCD.

This treatment is often accomplished through the integration of ketamine treatment with other approaches. That way, patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible and their needs are addressed on an individual basis.

Dr. John Fleming is at the helm of Colorado Springs Ketamine Treatment Center. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He can provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families as well as the management of the biological components of psychiatric illness using medications or non-medication treatments. Regarding ketamine specifically, Dr. Fleming has been conducting ketamine treatment via both IM and IV modalities since 2013.

What types of ketamine services does Colorado Springs Ketamine Treatment Center offer?

  • Ketamine infusion therapy

What conditions do they treat?

  • Depression
  • Suicidality
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Important Information

  • Payment
    • Currently, ketamine infusion therapy is not a covered benefit by any insurance plan.
    • Colorado Springs Ketamine Treatment Center can only accept cash or credit cards. No checks. Payment is required at the time of treatment.
    • Financing is available to those who qualify.

What to Expect at Colorado Springs Ketamine Treatment Center

Pre-Appointment

  • Those who are not currently patients of Dr. Fleming’s will meet with him to discuss their diagnosis and treatment prior to making a new plan. Current patients will work with him to determine readiness.
  • Once a patient’s infusion is scheduled they should reach out to a trusted friend or family member and ask they drive them home the day of the appointment.

The Process

  • Patients receive the infusions in a private room with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. A doctor will also oversee the process.
  • An IV will be placed and the appropriate dose of ketamine will be administered over a 40-minute time frame.
  • Patients will remain awake throughout the infusion.
  • Most patients describe a relaxing and peaceful experience. Some also notice changes in their vision, a feeling of lightheadedness, floating, or disconnection coupled with slower thoughts.
  • Typically, patients are at the office for a total of 90 minutes.

Post-Initial Appointment

  • Some patients will begin to feel better within hours of the first infusion. Others may not notice any mood improvement until the next day or until a second or even a third infusion is administered.
  • Most patients will require just 1 or 2 infusions to know if ketamine will help them. If a patient has positive results, it’s recommended they have 6 total infusions within the first 2 weeks. After that, maintenance infusions may be scheduled to maintain response, usually after 3-5 weeks after completing the initial series of 6.
  • The total length of treatment is highly dependent on each individual.
  • A series of 6 infusions may last anywhere from weeks to months, and often a single booster infusion when effects are wearing off can restore response.
  • For those who have not had long-standing chronic depression, infusions may last much longer than that.

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