As a note, we are not currently accepting new patients at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover ketamine infusions?

Since ketamine is FDA approved as an anesthetic, it’s use in mood disorders and chronic pain syndromes is considered off-label. Off-label use is not uncommon, but for this reason, ketamine for depression and/or pain is typically NOT covered by insurance. However, we will provide you with a superbill that you may submit to your insurance if you wish. Esketamine (Spravato) is FDA approved for treatment-resistant depression and may be more likely to be covered by insurance if eligibility criteria are met.

How can I get started?

Contact us today by phone, text, or email and schedule a free consultation. You will also need to obtain a referral from your medical or mental health provider. We strive to work closely with your referring provider for the most tailored approach that works for you. To begin treatment we will review your medical and psychiatric history. Following consultation and appropriate referral paperwork from your provider, you can schedule your first infusion. All clients at Repose are encouraged to use the Osmind app (included with our services) which is a great way to track your daily symptoms and progress via the “mood tracker.” It also allows for easy and seamless superbill generation and submission to your insurance company. Click here to download the app:

How do I prepare for my infusion?

Since ketamine is classified as an anesthetic, many common anesthesia rules will apply to you on the day of your infusion. Therefore, for safety reasons, you must not eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your infusion. Clear liquids (water, Gatorade, black coffee- no cream or sugar) can be drank up to 2 hours prior to infusion. No driving or operating machinery for 12 hours following infusion. You must prove that you have a dedicated driver to take you home (not uber or taxi).

How will I feel during the infusion? Will I be asleep?

Although you may feel tired, you will NOT be asleep. While some people will only feel slightly sleepy, others will feel the dissociated effects of Ketamine, or feeling like they are detached or floating from their body. This detachment is often described as feeling separated from the stress and depression weighing them down in life. These dissociated effects go away once the infusion finishes.

Is ketamine safe? What are the side effects?

Ketamine administered under direct supervision by a medical professional at low dosages for mood disorders and chronic pain, is considered safe. Side effects tend to be minimal and most commonly include nausea, light-headedness, increased heart rate or blood pressure, and feeling dissociated or detached from one’s body. If nausea occurs, anti-nausea medication can be administered. Side effects resolve within an hour after the administration.

Are ketamine infusions addictive?

Although ketamine has been abused recreationally, low-dose ketamine given over a slow infusion in the office under the watchful eye of an anesthesia provider is extremely unlikely to result in addiction. Ketamine is less addictive than marijuana, caffeine, nicotine, or nitrous. Ketamine given for mood disorders is a small dose that is given slowly, therefore it does NOT cause a rush or high feeling, which further decreases the addictive potential.

How does ketamine treatment compare to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression?

Both ECT and TMS have been successfully used in treatment-resistant depression. ECT and TMS also require a series of treatment sessions, similar to ketamine infusion regimens. Of note, there can be cognitive impairment and memory loss following ECT treatment, which is not the case with ketamine infusions. Ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression may have more rapid results than ECT, TMS, and oral antidepressants.

Do you provide treatment for Medicare or Medicaid (OHP) patients?

Unfortunately, Repose is unable to provide care/treatment to patients currently enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid/OHP.

What is the cost?

All first-time clients are offered a complimentary in-person consultation and an introductory promotion of $100 off their first session. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PRICING.


5000 Meadows Rd , Suite 230
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: 503-376-9094
Fax: 503-974-9819
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