Top 8 Clinics for Ketamine IV Treatments in San Francisco
With the popularity of psychedelic medicine, Frshminds wanted to review the options for ketamine IV treatments in San Francisco. While the FDA has still not approved ketamine therapy for the treatment of depression, that hasn’t stopped Bay Area mental health professionals from offering innovative ketamine treatments. Local San Francisco ketamine clinics offer a variety of treatment for depression including:
- Stand alone ketamine infusions
- Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray
- Ketamine assisted psychotherapy
While many ketamine clinics have popped up since 2019 and Frshminds wanted to help you find the top clinics for ketamine IV treatments in San Francisco.
Polaris Insight Center
Polaris Insight Center, founded by Veronika Gold, Sylver Quevedo, Eric Sienknecht, Harvey Schwartz, and Gregory Wells to provide individual ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. It also offers psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies. Each of the founders maintains an active membership to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Each of them also participated in the Phase two and three clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. The staff is developing a training program for psychotherapists in clinical skills and KAP treatments. The cost of a KAP infusion treatment starts at $600.
4257 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Healing Realms Center
The ketamine clinic at Healing Realms Center provides KAP treatments as a part of a complete psychotherapy program. The patient works with a physician and therapist as well as receiving the KAP treatments. Many studies have shown that ketamine treatments achieve a better outcome when paired with therapy sessions. Depending on the patient, the center’s staff may recommend ketamine as an off-label treatment for alcohol and other substance dependencies, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other miscellaneous psychiatric diagnoses. Contact the center for treatment costs.
4200 18th Street, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA 94114
My Doctor Medical Group
The My Doctor Medical Group runs a ketamine clinic, managed by Dr. Paul Abramson, MD, offers KAP to patients with a verified diagnosis and who obtain a referral from a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist. Abramson is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He also serves as a clinical faculty member at UCSF. His KAP treatment program requires one to six sessions. The patient may also need maintenance therapy. Treatment costs vary.
450 Sutter St., Suite 840, San Francisco, CA 94108
Functional Medicine SF
Functional Medicine SF uses an integrated approach that includes medication, diet, exercise, and nutrition as well as therapy sessions to treat its patients. It offers KAP treatments as a part of this wholistic approach to health. Located in San Rafael, it also treats patients from San Francisco. Check its website to determine when the center is accepting new patients since it often fills up its patient load slots.
2144 4th Street, Suite A, San Rafael CA 94901
IV Wellness Center
If you live in the San Rafael area, the IV Wellness Center is there to meet your needs, offering infusions for depression and anxiety. Managed by Dr. Edgar Celis, MD, the IV Wellness Center offers KAP treatments to treat depression and a number of other mental illnesses including OCD and mood disorders as well as health conditions such as migraines and chronic pain. The program requires two one-hour infusions per week. The patient attends three weeks of infusions then enters a maintenance treatment phase. Located in San Rafael, it also treats patients from San Francisco. Costs of the treatment varies depending on the patient and the needed length of treatment.
1050 Northgate Drive, Suite 460 San Rafael, California 94903
Bay Psychiatry Associates— Parnassus
Bay Psychiatry Associates‘ ketamine clinic in San Francisco offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray. Managed by Dr. Rick Trautner, MD of Case Western Reserve University, the practice formed in 1994 and became one of the first psychiatric practices in the San Francisco area to offer KAP treatments. Although located in San Francisco, it also accepts patients from nearby Berkley and San Rafael. The cost of its KAP therapy varies depending on the number of treatments needed for the patient. The practice develops individual, holistic treatment plans for each individual.
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94117
The Center for Transformational Psychotherapy
The Center for Transformational Psychotherapy ketamine clinic in San Francisco offers KAP treatments in conjunction with ketamine infusions and low-dose, sublingual lozenges. While the lozenges may be prescribed, they are provided in a manner that abuse is not possible. Managed by Dr. Phil Wolfson, MD, this center also participated in the collaborative MAPS MDMA trial. The center services patients in both San Francisco and San Anselmo. The cost of therapy varies depending on patient needs.
25 Tamalpais Ave., Suite D, San Anselmo, California, United States
Gateway Psychiatric Services
Gateway Psychiatric Services requires its patients to undergo a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and testing process at their facility before beginning KAP treatment. Gateway does this to ensure that KAP is right for the patient. It also requires that each patient meets with one of its therapists when undergoing ketamine treatment.
211 Gough Street, Suite 211 San Francisco, CA