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For those living with mental illness and chronic pain, The Ketamine Center of Greater Hartford can offer relief. The clinic uses ketamine infusion treatment therapies to provide relief from depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, migraine, pain associated with fibromyalgia, and complex regional pain syndrome. They serve a variety of areas including Farmington Valley, West Hartford, Central Connecticut, and Greater Springfield.

Both the staff and the clinic’s provider Dr. Rosenfeld work collaboratively with patients and their primary care providers to provide a well-rounded approach to recovery. Their ketamine infusion therapies are administered and within 24 hours, 70-80 percent of patients experienced relief from their symptoms after treatment at the Ketamine Center of Greater Hartford.

While some may be asking what is psychedelic therapy, the staff at the Greater Hartford clinic helps answer any questions. This results in a positive experience built off of trust, focusing on individual needs. This is often why psychedelic drugs as mental health treatment and chronic pain are beginning to grow, given its more personal approach.

What types of ketamine services do they offer?

– IV ketamine infusion therapy

What conditions does Ketamine Center of Greater Hartford treat?

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic pain disorders
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Migraine

Important Info:

  • COVID-19 Precautions
    • At this time, all patients, their guests, and Ketamine Center of Greater Hartford staff are required to wear masks that cover both their mouth and nose. Dr. Rosenfeld will be wearing all recommended PPE. Family members and other guests will not be allowed to sit in the waiting room but should arrange to pick up the patient once the infusion is complete to limit exposure within the office. One family member/guest will be allowed in the procedure room with the patient if necessary. All procedure rooms and common spaces are sanitized regularly and hand sanitizer is available in each procedure room for patient use.
  • Consultations
    • Ketamine Center of Greater Hartford offers free phone consultations with Dr. Rosenfeld. In addition to the phone consultation, the Center encourages discussing the possibility of ketamine infusion therapy with your psychiatrist, therapist, and/or primary care physician, before determining if it is right for you.

What to Expect

Pre-Appointment/Consultation

Your first appointment will begin with a consultation with Dr. Rosenfeld. The doctor will speak with you to further complete your mental and physical health history. Dr. Rosenfeld will answer any questions you may have.

On the day of your infusion, Ketamine Center of Greater Hartford asks that you stop eating solid food and opaque (non-see-through) liquids at least 4 hours prior to your appointment time. Clear (see-through) liquids can be continued up to 2 hours prior to the appointment time.

Intake Process

You will need a responsible driver to bring you home.

There are no private lockers or similar spaces to keep your belongings, everything will go into the procedure room with you. Cell phones, books, laptops, music-listening devices, and any other electronics are all allowed for you to use during the infusion process. Each procedure room is private which allows you to complete any work you need to do, listen to music quietly, and use your cell phone for games or reading. Free WIFI is available.

Intravenous (IV) Infusion Procedure

After your vital signs have been taken, the doctor will then locate a vein on your arm, wrist or hand and almost painlessly insert a tiny needle to introduce a thin, flexible IV catheter. The catheter will be connected to a syringe infusion pump, containing your required dose of ketamine, which will be used to deliver your medication.

During the procedure, your blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation will be monitored. The clinic will also monitor your response to the medication to make sure your infusion proceeds uneventfully.

The initial dose will be determined by your weight, age, and physical condition. Subsequent doses may be adjusted based on your response to the initial infusion. The infusion will last approximately 40 minutes for mood disorders and 4 hours for pain disorders.

At the conclusion of the infusion, the IV catheter will be removed and you will be able to relax in your room until you feel ready to leave. Most effects of the medicine wear off within minutes after the infusion, but patients can feel more tired than usual for a few hours after the infusion. Although feeling back to normal, ketamine is still in your system and you will require a ride home with a companion.

Research has shown 6 infusions given over a 2-week period provide maximum results.

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