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Frequently asked questions on

Ketamine Assisted Therapy

  • What is ketamine?
    Ketamine was originally developed as an anesthetic used for medical procedures like surgery. However, it was also found to be useful in the treatment of depression and other mental health concerns and has been used for these purposes "off-label" for several decades.
  • How is ketamine administered?
    Ketamine can be administered in many ways, but at Synaptic we primarily use a sublingual method.
  • What does ketamine feel like?
    Ketamine can be compared to other psychedelics/entheogens, but is unique is several ways. People sometimes describe it as a vivid dream-like state, a feeling of being outside their bodies, blissful, calming, and sometimes challenging. Some people experience nausea and numbness as well.
  • What is the cost of the treatment?
    Initial visit (90 minutes): $370 1-Hour follow-up: $240 Short follow-up (20 minutes): $140 Ketamine sessions (2.5 hours): $600 Group ketamine sessions (3.5 hours): $300
  • Do you offer sliding scale pricing?
    Yes! We understand that the cost of services is prohibitive to some. That is why we offer, on a limited basis, sliding scale pricing. This will be applied as a percentage discount to your account. We may maintain a wait list for those wishing to receive sliding scale pricing. To inquire, please schedule a consult with one of our providers.
  • Is ketamine treatment covered by insurance?
    We will provide you with a superbill (similar to an invoice) with billing codes based on time spent with your provider(s). Depending on your plan, you may be able to get out-of-network reimbursement for your treatment.
  • What billing codes do you use?
    We provide superbills, which you can submit to your insurance for potential out-of-network reimbursement. You can check with your insurance provider to see if and how much they will cover for the following codes for a naturopathic doctor: 99205 - New patient intake 99215 - Up to one hour follow-up 99417, 99354, or G2212 - these are 15-minute time extension codes that are added to the previous two codes. Many insurers will not cover them at all, or prefer one over the other. Find out which one they will cover and we'll be sure that is the one that makes it on your superbill (it will be 99417 by default).
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