Paying for Psychedelic Therapy

Paying for Psychedelic Therapy

September 10, 2021

The first thing to know about paying for ketamine therapy is that it is an investment in yourself. And it continues to prove worthwhile to a growing number of clients. Payment isn’t just the price of healing, it’s part of the process. Committing to your mental wellbeing can be an uncomfortable step but it is an important one.

The Bottom Line

To be direct, most of the time, ketamine therapy is expensive. But the price tag includes a lot of services. Six guided ketamine infusions cost $4000. It also includes a seventh booster session, which is administered as needed and determined when patients follow up. This price also includes the cost of intakes, integration, and follow-ups.

Insurance can cover ketamine infusions if there’s a dual diagnosis of a chronic pain condition. But coverage is unlikely solely for a mood disorder.

It's likely that this is at least partly due to the newness of ketamine and mental health awareness. We hope that there will be changes in the future for people who may not have insurance.

The benefits behind ketamine for mental health struggles are relatively new discoveries. But once the FDA approves ketamine infusion therapy for mental health, it's possible that insurance companies may cover it.

Until then, Nushama remains at the forefront of this new medicine. Nushama accepts insurance coverage but can also accept credit card payments. We understand that mental health is a legitimate cause for treatment.

What’s Included

Ketamine infusions have already changed the lives of people struggling with challenges that traditional medicine has failed to alleviate. This includes chronic pain, addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, depression, and more. It can take you on a journey of introspection, a trip that rivals the relaxation and fulfilment of any faraway vacation. There are perks of the destination being within.

At Nushama, the infusions are only a part of the process. The multi-step treatment protocol is broken down into four parts:

They work together to make sure the treatment Nushama administers is personalized and effective for you. We also offer special discounted rates for certain low income and marginalized groups and these rates are available upon request.

Medical Assessment

From the start, the program reflects that your safety and success is paramount. Treatment begins with tests and a medical history, to identify any contraindications and determine how to move forward.

Treatment Session

Standard treatment includes 6 infusions given by anesthesiologists over a 2-4 week period. They can administer the infusions 2-4 times per week. The environment and interior design of the treatments suites are attuned to the betterment of the patient's journey. The rooms are thoughtfully designed, warmly and dimly lit, with ambient music. Throughout the session, doctors track your vitals and medicine levels. In other words, you are in safe and experienced hands.

Integration

The next step is integration. This is when trained doctors and guides work with patients to help glean insights from their experiences. They do this through a variety of mindfulness techniques specific to the needs of the patient. These techniques may include yoga or journaling, where the intention is to tap into the inner healer.

Integration is crucial to healing. As Alan Watts said, “psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen.”

Follow-ups

Nushama continues to support patients with follow-ups. And therapists work with clients to ensure that the effects of your visits are strong. Our care, like your healing, is long-lasting.

This is what makes ketamine treatments so effective. All these pieces come together to make sure that the patient has a great experience. It helps people heal faster, and it promotes smart healing.

Discover what psychedelic medicine can do for you.

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