How Can Wyoming Wellness Center’s Ketamine Infusions Benefit My Mental Health?
Originally approved as an anesthetic, ketamine can relieve a wide range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, PSTD, severe post-partum depression, and suicidal ideation. At Wyoming Wellness Center in Torrington, Wyoming, Tracy Richard CRNA, APRN offers customized ketamine treatment plans that may help you find relief.
We believe that everyone deserves to feel good and be happy. If you are looking for a different and safe approach to treating your mental health disorders, call the Wyoming Wellness Center or schedule a consultation online today for a personalized mental health management plan.
Am I a Candidate for Wyoming Wellness Center Ketamine Treatments for Mental Health?
You might be a candidate if:
You’ve been diagnosed with a mental health issue that has been resistant to standard medical and pharmaceutical therapies and continues to interfere with your quality of life
You’re currently seeing a mental health provider and/or counselor or are willing to start
You understand that this treatment is outside of the coverage of insurance
Is ketamine a good fit for you? Read more here.
How Do Ketamine Treatments for Severe Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD Work?
Depression is traditionally treated with antidepressant medication, therapy, or both. However, up to 50% of patients don’t find lasting relief of their symptoms with these treatments or find the side effects from traditional medication interfere too much with their quality of life.
At the Wyoming Wellness Center, Tracy Richard, CRNA, APRN, and her team offer ketamine intravenous infusions, intramuscular infusions, and oral ketamine lozenges to help in the treatment of severe depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Ketamine for Anxiety and Depression
While ketamine works on a structural level to fix the pathways that have been ravaged by stress, depression, and anxiety, antidepressants offer a more temporary solution. Traditional antidepressants affect the way your brain uses and produces neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. This line of treatment isn’t always effective. It takes time to build up in your system, they come with a lot of side effects, and the treatment can have a plateauing effect that requires a change in medication.
Ketamine for Suicidal Ideation
Suicidal thoughts can be reduced and sometimes eliminated with ketamine therapy. Ketamine treatment is the only intervention that can eliminate suicidal thinking independently of other symptoms. In some studies, ketamine has been found to greatly decrease or even stop suicidal thoughts in as little as 90 minutes after an IV infusion.
Here at Wyoming Wellness Center, we offer low-dose Ketamine infusion therapy to patients suffering from severe mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder (non-manic phase), post-traumatic stress, and others that increase the risk of suicidal behavior.
Ketamine for Post-Partum Depression
Ketamine therapy is fantastic for mothers with severe postpartum depression because of its high success rate in treating mood disorders with little risk to their child. Depressive symptoms can be lifted within hours to days instead of weeks to months. As few as 2 or 3 infusions can provide many months of relief: plenty of time to form a healthy bond with your newborn and reassess longer-term treatment options (if necessary).
Ketamine for PTSD
From military veterans to abuse survivors, patients suffering from any type of extreme trauma are at risk of developing changes in brain chemistry. Unlike traditional antidepressants, ketamine actually works to restructure and rebuild nerve connections in the brain, which can provide long-term relief from the debilitating effects of PTSD. We offer a 10% discount to our patients who are current or former military members and first responders.
Benefits of Ketamine Treatments for Mental Health
Ketamine treatments are gaining popularity in Wyoming and across the United States because of their fast-acting relief, low side effects, and overall effectiveness.
Fewer Side Effects
High Success and Remission Rate
Learn more about the benefits of ketamine treatments for mental health.
Before Treatment: Work with a Mental Health Provider
Personalized Care Plan
Team of Specialists
Learn more about the Wyoming Wellness Center process here.
Pricing for Mental Health Treatments
We are proud to offer a 10% military, first responder, and veteran discount.
Required Initial Medical Evaluation for all Ketamine Therapy Clients $250-$300
Your consultation consists of a history and physical and is considered an evaluation interview and exam. The investment is $250 unless a more extensive work-up is needed (consultation with PCP, Labs, extensive review of multiple medical records, etc.), at which point your investment will be $300.
Investment: $250 - $300 Initial Consultation
Ketamine Treatment Options for Mental Health
Depending on your personalized wellness plan, you will receive your ketamine treatment intravenously (IV), intramuscular (IM), or orally. Our staff at Wyoming Wellness Center recognize that every patient is unique and that individual responses to ketamine treatments will vary. Your individual symptoms, needs, and goals of care will determine your course of treatment.
For most mental health patients, we recommend a plan of eight treatments; however, we will tailor a plan to you, based on severity of your symptoms, suicidal ideation, medical history, etc.
Your ketamine IV treatment for mental health will last for two hours (1-hour infusion and 1-hour recovery), and we require a minimum of three treatments. For most mental health patients, we recommend a plan of six to 8 initial treatments over 3 to 8 weeks.
Intravenous Infusions. Your ketamine intravenous treatment will last for two hours (sometimes longer), and we require a minimum of three treatments. For most mental health treatment plans, we recommend a regime of eight treatments over eight weeks. After your initial treatment plan is completed, “booster” IV infusions are based on your perceptions of returning symptoms.
Investment: $350 per IV treatment
Intramuscular Infusions. Your ketamine intramuscular treatment will last for 1.5 to 2 hours, and we require a minimum of three treatments. For most mental health treatment plans, we recommend a regime of eight treatments over eight weeks. After your initial treatment plan is completed, “booster” IV infusions are based on your perceptions of returning symptoms.
Investment: $275 per IM treatment
Sublingual Troche. A troche, (pronounced “trokey”), is a small, waxy tablet designed to dissolve slowly over 15 minutes or so when placed under the tongue, much like a cough drop. Your oral ketamine treatment will last for 1.5 hours, and we require a minimum of three treatments. For most mental health treatment plans, we recommend a regime of four to eight treatments over eight weeks or several months. After your initial treatment plan is completed, “booster” sublingual treatments are based upon your perceptions of returning symptoms. Investment:
Investment: $150 per Sublingual treatment
Sublingual Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) Treatments
Initial Treatments: If you have a therapist that is trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and you would like to have your sublingual ketamine treatments in their office and under their supervision, Wyoming Wellness Center providers can assist you in accomplishing that goal. We will work with you and your KAP/mental health therapist in developing a plan of care and dosing regimen. We will send in a ketamine troche prescription to be delivered to you at home. You will then take the ketamine troches with you to your appointment with your KAP therapist and take the troches as directed on your prescription and by your KAP therapist.
Booster Treatments: After your initial treatment plan is completed, “booster” sublingual treatments are based on you and your KAP therapist’s perceptions of returning symptoms. Investment: $50 for every 2 month, 20 minute, office or telehealth visit + Prescription Price.
We accept credit/debit cards, cash, or cashiers checks made payable to Wyoming Wellness Center. HSA and FSA health spending accounts can also be used to pay for ketamine therapy services.
Why Won’t My Insurance Cover Ketamine Treatments?
Over the last 15+ years, ketamine has been used successfully in treating severe mental health and chronic pain disorders. However, because it is not approved by the FDA for this secondary use, almost all insurance companies will not pay for ketamine infusion therapy.
HSA and FSA Accounts: While you can use your HSA or FSA funds to cover the cost of ketamine treatments, insurances do not yet cover ketamine treatments because there is not FDA approval for ketamine for this use yet.
Superbills and Preauthorization: Some insurance companies will pay for a portion of some of the services we provide. You should check with your insurance company representative to find out specific requirements and limitations of this coverage. We will be happy to provide you with a superbill to send to your insurance, as well as assist you in the preparation of insurance forms if you feel there is a chance your insurance company will pay for these services. The hourly rate of $100 will apply.
Working Outside of Insurance Provides Some Benefits to You: Any insurance claim requires a medical diagnosis, proof of other therapies tried, as well as countless other requirements to authorize treatment, and you might not be approved for the treatment even if you are the perfect candidate. Even worse, the insurance company puts limitations on your treatment and care. For example, it determines how many sessions are appropriate for your treatment, regardless of where you are in the healing process. By working out of insurance, we are able to choose how frequently we want to meet, and we do not have to terminate treatment on the whim of a third party, such as your insurance company.
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At Wyoming Wellness Center, we offer the best possible care in our state-of-the-art facility. Our compassionate and highly experienced teams consists of providers and staff who have carefully considered the research and results of IV ketamine therapy.
You don’t have to suffer from mental health issues like severe cases of depression, anxiety, PTSD, postpartum depression, or suicidal ideation. Ketamine therapy could offer significant relief. In addition to mental health relief, Wyoming Wellness Center uses ketamine infusions to help treat chronic pain.
Wyoming Wellness Center is your best option for treatment because of our amazing staff, competitive pricing, and love and compassion for our patients. Located only two hours from Fort Collins and three hours from Denver, we are also easily accessible to Colorado Residents seeking affordable and personalized relief from chronic pain.
To learn if it’s right for you, contact us today.