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At Neuro-Luminance Brain Health Centers, we follow a neurotrophin-based approach to ketamine. While ketamine is an anesthetic and has now been well established to be a powerful antidepressant, most clinicians do not understand how ketamine actually works.
Since low-dose ketamine powerfully activates Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) which induces neuroplasticity in the brain over a period of weeks, our approach is smarter and less expensive. On average, our patients receive 4.3 infusions total in their entire treatment course. This is less than what many patients will get within two weeks in other clinics. With an 80% response rate, Neuro-Luminance’s protocols save time, medication exposure, and money, yet yield a superior outcome.
When coupled with psychiatric expertise, low-dose Ketamine infusions can help forge a powerful path to health.
At Neuro-Luminance Brain Health Centers, we offer the most effective and innovative treatment for depression and treatment-resistant depression, in particular.
Hope & Healing
The road to recovery is unique for each person and we know you may be wondering if anything can truly help after all you’ve tried.
At Neuro-Luminance Brain Health Centers, we have helped more than 600 patients seeking treatment for depression with an 85 percent response rate (the response rate is 30 percent for those receiving formal psychotherapy alone).
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Why Neuro-Luminance Ketamine infusion centers?
At Neuro-Luminance, we offer the option to have a psychiatrist oversee the care of every patient, an offering that is unique to our clinic. This option, called Elite Care, includes psychiatric assessment before, during, and after each infusion and ongoing assessment and fine-tuning of your individualized treatment strategy. With this option, you also save on the cost of the initial evaluation and any ancillary medications during the ketamine infusion.
We strongly recommend psychiatric care as an integral part of Ketamine infusions for more effective treatment results.
Schedule your free consultation to explore if Ketamine infusions are a good fit for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we do require a referral from your current doctor. If you do not currently have a referring clinician, you may schedule an appointment with Dr. Henderson.
Patients can continue to take their current medications prior to ketamine infusion, with just a few exceptions. All antidepressant medications may be safely combined with Ketamine and all medications are reviewed during a pre-infusion patient evaluation.
At this time, the ketamine infusion process is not covered by insurance companies. Financial assistance options are available.
While many clinics subscribe to a three-infusion-per-week protocol, Neuro-Luminance Brain Health Centers utilizes its own research-based protocol and never does more than one infusion per week.
Ketamine powerfully activates Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) which induces neuroplasticity and brain repair. Since this neuroplasticity takes place over a period of weeks, there is little benefit to multiple infusions over a short time as other clinics recommend. On average, our patients receive 4.3 infusions in their lifetime.
Typically patients will feel a bit dizzy for about twenty minutes post-infusion. As part of our protocol, patients spend 30-40 minutes in our relaxation room for monitoring. It is important that patients do not drive following a Ketamine infusion.
- Do not have anything to eat or drink, other than water, for six hours prior to infusion
- Continue to take regular medications (as advised in your pre-infusion evaluation)
- Arrange for a ride home post-infusion
Single infusions start at $435; packages are available for discounted rates.
At Neuro-Luminance Brain Health Centers we deliver the best value to patients through experienced, individualized care coupled with the least number of infusions required to achieve maximum benefit.
While our per-infusion cost may seem higher than some other infusion centers, our wrap-around care and psychiatric experience ensure you receive the best care and results. Furthermore, our less-frequent infusion protocol allows more time for neuroplasticity and brain repair between infusions and saves you infusion time and money.
Explore full pricing details on our pricing page.
Every morning for months I would wake into her gaping maw, an endless void of despair. Every night I would fall asleep crying clutched in her frigid hands. Each day, The Darkness took a piece of me. She razed all my interests and stole from me all the things I cared about leaving only fantasies of death.
My first Ketamine treatment felt completely pointless and only accomplished making me sadder. I was, however, determined to defeat The Darkness and continued receiving treatments. After each treatment I got slowly and progressively better. I began to enjoy spending time with the patients and friendly anesthesiologists and the effervescent receptionist. Each treatment also brought with it subtle improvements, such as no longer daydreaming about Duct taping my mouth and nose before leaping from all the tall buildings I passed on the way to and from Dr. Henderson’s office.
Then, I started to do more things with my day like cooking and socializing. I even returned to a place I had abandoned for two bleak months. A place that with a few more treatments I would come to realize, without the veil of darkness over my being, brings me immense euphoria.
Then, one afternoon a week or so before my last treatment it struck me that I was…happy, an emotion I was slow to recognize because it had been so long since I had felt it. I went ahead and received my final Ketamine treatment though it felt wholly frivolous.
I am currently doing well and am staggered by how distant that old feeling has become—that I was a shadow sewn into a corpse cursed to shuffle through the mausoleum of life. There are even days that I cannot wait to get out of bed and live.
Thank you Dr. Henderson, Dan and Ralph (the anesthesiologists), and Stefa (the receptionist)!"
I’d been plodding along with antidepressant medication changes and adjustments for so long and my quality of life continued to circle the drain. Although the costs (not yet covered by most health insurance plans) were initially daunting, I am so impressed with how quickly and successfully Ketamine infusions worked."
The first three infusions were done a week apart. During these initial weeks, I did not see much obvious improvement and began doubting the process.
By the fourth infusion, I started to feel better. My moods seemed to improve and it seemed harder and harder to remain in dark, unbearably painful moods for days at a time. I started to feel somewhat normal.
At the same time, the doctor overseeing my ketamine infusions corrected my diagnosis. With my new diagnosis, he started me on the correct medications to treat my neurological pain disease known as “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” (CRPS).
Although depression is a side effect of CRPS, my extreme depression seemed like a separate disease. I did not believe it would be possible for anything to completely cure the depression and thought that it would be something I would have to live with for the rest of my life.
Much to my surprise, by the time we got to the fourth, and then fifth infusion, I found that, with the exception of some minor depressive episodes, I was no longer depressed. I feel mostly like a normal person does who is not living with depression."
I had read good research reports on Ketamine for depression so I was encouraged when Dr. Henderson’s clinic opened. He explained the process clearly, including his belief that Ketamine may repair brain structure, therefore considerably improving the effectiveness of oral meds.
Relief came within 24 hours of the first infusion. With each subsequent infusion my mood improved more and backsliding diminished. Upon seeing this improvement, Dr. Henderson initiated discussion about oral meds as a longer-term treatment. His in-depth knowledge in this field convinced me to give them another try. The results have been so good that I’m not sure I’ll ever need periodic maintenance infusions.
Every day I realize how much relief and improvement I’m enjoying since entrusting my care to Neuro-Luminance. He and his clinic staff are very caring and professional. The infusions were calm and relaxing, with Dr. Henderson and a board-certified anesthesiologist monitoring me at all times."
Low-dose Ketamine Pricing
Each treatment plan is unique to each patient and determined by how your brain is working.
Ketamine Therapy Evaluation
This in-person evaluation is the first step in receiving medical clearance for Ketamine therapy. Free of charge for all who receive Ketamine therapy, a $200 charge is applied for this appointment only for patients who elect not to receive therapy or utilize Elite Care.
Considering a Ketamine therapy evaluation? Schedule a free phone consultation with Neuro-Luminance Brain Health Centers to get started.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Pricing and Packages
While not required, we strongly recommend our Elite Care option for optimal results. Elite care includes psychiatric support during and after each infusion plus ongoing treatment assessment.
The following options are suggested for a more comprehensive evaluation and additional in-depth treatment planning.
- Master Psychopharmacology Evaluation $1,000
A $250 deposit is due upon scheduling
- SPECT Perfusion Functional Brain Scan $3,200
Cost is approximate; provided by a local hospital
- SPECT Scan Quantitative Analysis $500
A SPECT scan (available through an independent hospital) provides us with data for greater insight when creating the best treatment plan for you.
- Psychogenomic Labs and Consultation $300 + Lab Fees
A number of genetic variants can increase your risk for depression or complicate your response to medications. We use this information for greater treatment plan insight.
- Neuro-Immunological Labs and Consultation $500 + Lab Fees
Lab tests allow us to rule out physiological, immunological, and infectious causes of depression symptoms.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Evaluation Varies
As part of a comprehensive evaluation for TBI, we conduct a neurological examination, neuroimaging, psychological testing, a state-of-the-art quantitative brainstem function test, and quantitative EEG. The data derived from the baseline tests allow the patient and clinician to track progress with repeat testing and quantitatively assessed measures of change.