Ketamine Infusion Therapy is used off-label and is not approved by the FDA.
Ketamine was approved by the FDA for use in anesthesia in 1970. Today, patients are seeking ketamine infusion therapy treatments for chronic pain and medication-resistant mental health disorders such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety.
Medical Directors, doctors, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, psychiatrists, PMH nurses, psychotherapists, and other healthcare professionals have started to offer single or multiple session IV ketamine infusions through private clinics or their small and large group medical practices. Patients generally pay out of pocket for this service – most insurers do not cover Ketamine Therapy because of its off label-use.