At Northwest Ketamine Clinics in Seattle, patients can find relief from the symptoms of chronic and debilitating conditions. The clinic provides ketamine therapy to those suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, migraines, and more. By offering the breakthrough treatment, the clinic hopes to provide hope to patients who have undergone various traditional forms of treatment to no avail.
Northwest Ketamine Clinics is passionate about cost-effective care. This is why they have their own in-house insurance specialist who helps patients obtain affordable treatments. They also work with their own insurance providers.
Most importantly, the team at Northwest Ketamine Clinics offers ketamine therapy in a welcoming environment. They pride themselves on their ability to build solid and trustworthy relationships with each and every person that comes to them for help.
There are two ways to begin treatment at Northwest Ketamine Clinics. The first is to get a referral from your doctor or mental health provider and a copy of a recent physical or wellness visit. Alternately, you can schedule an appointment with the clinic for a wellness visit and assessment before your first session.
If the team at Northwest Ketamine Clinics determines that you are a good candidate for treatment, you may begin your first infusion that day. During your infusion appointment, an IV is placed in your arm or hand. The clinic uses spray and cream medications to numb the area, making the IV start virtually painless. Next, monitors are applied to record your vital signs during the treatment. The infusion typically lasts about 45 minutes. Afterward, clinic staff will monitor you for 15-30 minutes before you are released to a friend or relative who can safely drive you home. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and may bring a blanket or pillow from home if you wish.
You will be awake during the infusion and able to interact with those around you. It is best to relax quietly or listen to music, talking is discouraged. During the infusion, occasionally people experience nausea, dizziness, or mild hallucinations. If these occur they are typically mild and non-distressing and can usually be resolved quickly during your treatment. The effects of ketamine wear off quickly once the infusion is stopped, although the clinic asks that you refrain from driving until the day following the infusion.