Insurance companies will not cover the medication Ketamine; however some may cover Spravato™ (or Esketamine; the S-Enantiomer of Ketamine). Spravato™ was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of treatment resistant depression.
The administration and monitoring of both Ketamine and Spravato (which is required to be given only in a certified health facility and subject to the care and monitoring by a healthcare professional for 1-2 hours after administration) are also not covered by insurance plans at the present time. We are constantly working with providers to eventually cover the entire treatment.
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Dr. Mendiola is Ventura's trusted hometown doctor, caring for its residents and neighboring counties’ since 2000.
He completed his psychiatry residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, his advanced TMS Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, and is dual-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.