One of a handful of Klarisana Ketamine Treatment clinics located around the U.S. is in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Carl J. Bonnett, MD founded Klarisana in 2015 out of frustration with the suicide rate among U.S. veterans. He also wanted to help veterans suffering from PTSD, depression, and chronic pain. As an emergency physician, Dr. Bonnett had extensive experience with ketamine in both emergency medicine and in forward-deployed military environments.
Today, Klarisana — a founding member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians — exists to serve all people regardless of their background or any other discriminating factor. Ketamine therapy is used to help patients who suffer from mental health issues such as PTSD and depression, as well as physical issues like chronic pain.
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Patients 18 years and older do not require a referral. Prospective patients will have a discussion with the Patient Care Coordinator. If you’re seeking treatment for a mental health condition, you’ll then be scheduled for a psychological screening by one of Klarisana’s Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Subsequently, patients will have an intake session either by phone or in-clinic with one of Klarisana’s Advanced Practice Providers.
At Klarisana, each patient receives their intramuscular ketamine treatment in a private room with live stream video observation by Klarisana staff, typically a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Each patient’s vitals are monitored at regular intervals, too. Most ketamine sessions last about one hour. The office’s rooms have TVs where patients may watch videos of nature scenes, aquatic scapes, or they may bring in their own DVD or cast to one of Klarisana’s SmartTV’s.
Klarisana offers both in-house payment plans and financing through healthcare finance direct, as it participates with a number of governmental and private insurance programs. The Colorado division specifically participates with Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid).
According to Klarisana, many patients have no out-of-pocket costs other than any required co-pays and deductibles that are required under their insurance policies. Additionally, per the clinic, patients typically receive higher reimbursement from many insurance companies if they submit for out-of-network claims than if the clinic is in-network.
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