The first thing to know about paying for ketamine therapy is that it’s an investment in yourself. 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.
Ketamine infusions can seem like an expensive option, but they come with tremendous benefits. Here’s why ketamine infusions are more cost-effective than other treatments.
What is Depression Costing You?
Depression costs America an average of $210 billion a year, and that’s just the financial side of it. You have to recognize that money is one type of cost. Finding a solution for depression and anxiety can also be draining on your finite supply of time, energy, and resources. Depression can make working hard and having a family difficult. It can also lead to other bad things like addiction. While you may spend less money on “traditional” antidepressants, any amount of money is a waste if the treatment doesn’t work. In this case, half of patients do not get any relief from their depression. Antidepressants only stave off a relapse into depression for about 50% of patients. Many people try different types of antidepressants and doses. Some do this for months without any guarantee that they will be successful or with many side-effects. In the end, some people still have depression.
What Ketamine Infusion Costs
To be direct, ketamine therapy is expensive. But the price tag includes a lot of services. Six guided ketamine infusions at Nushama cost $4,500. It also includes a seventh booster session, which is administered as needed and determined when patients follow up.
At Nushama, the infusions are only a part of the process. The multi-step treatment protocol is broken down into four parts:
- Medical Assessment
- Treatment Sessions
Read more here for details about what’s included on each step of your journey.
Insurance coverage is not available for the use of ketamine for mental health conditions. It’s likely that this is at least partly due to the newness of ketamine and mental health awareness. Once the FDA approves ketamine infusion therapy for mental health, it’s possible that insurance companies may cover it.
Nushama is on a mission to improve access. We understand that the current insurance model does not cover these treatments, but pro-bono cases, as well as scholarships for veterans, are part of our model. We are launching group treatments as a more cost-effective option as well. These rates are available upon request.
Why Ketamine Is Worth It
While it’s easy to focus on how much ketamine could cost you, think about how not being depressed could change your life. For those who feel they have tried everything, ketamine provides a ray of hope. These treatments can help people who have treatment-resistant depression.
Even if you hit the lottery of a successful antidepressant prescription, it can take weeks to see noticeable improvement. Ketamine, however, allows patients the possibility of experiencing results within hours. For some, that can make all the difference.
Ketamine is getting a lot of attention from doctors. It might be the best way to prevent suicide and help reduce suicidality, anxiety, OCD and physical pain. If ketamine can restore your life, it’s worth it. You can make your life better and make the money back that you spent on treatment. Patients need to think about how they will feel when their days are easier and love is more possible.
Tools to Heal Yourself For Life
Now, ketamine infusions can be life-changing. But they may not be a permanent fix. Many visitors come back for repeated sessions. But ketamine teaches you how to heal yourself and provides sustainable possibilities moving forward.