Patients should book appointments directly with Iowa Ketamine Clinic. Before your first appointment, please follow the steps below to make sure ketamine is an appropriate treatment for you.
- Complete (along with your mental health care provider) this patient evaluation form.
- Provide results from a urine drug screen that's been completed within the last 30 days. (You can get this through your primary care office/mental health provider.)
- Complete the following self-screening tools:
You can scan and email the completed forms to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax them to 855-575-8366 or deliver them to our office at 2337 70th St. in Urbandale, Iowa. Once we've received all of the information requested above, our scheduler will contact you directly.
Before your scheduled appointment
Once your appointment is scheduled, please follow these guidelines:
- Don’t eat or drink anything beginning four to six hours before your appointment.
- For your first appointment, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to complete the remaining paperwork. For subsequent appointments, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
- Bring a responsible adult with you to every appointment. Although the side effects of ketamine, such as temporary confusion and blurred vision, tend to go away very quickly (usually by the end of your appointment), it's still necessary to have someone with you to escort you home. Also, you shouldn’t drive for 24 hours after your infusion.
- If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Because we reserve the physician's time for the full length of each appointment, patients who don't cancel or reschedule 24 hours prior to an appointment will be charged a $250 fee.
Cost of ketamine treatment
At this time, the use of ketamine to treat depression is not typically covered by insurance. The cost of ketamine treatment at Iowa Ketamine Clinic is $500 per infusion.
A series of six infusions over two to three weeks is recommended for optimal results. After the initial series, patients return only as needed for single “booster” infusions. (Please note that if a patient's condition doesn't respond to ketamine after the third treatment, the likelihood of improvement after that is low. Some patients may discontinue care at that time contingent on discussion with the physician.)
If you have any questions, please contact us at 515-401-4774.