June 16, 2021

Am I eligible?

The ketamine-assisted therapy provided by Numinus is available to adult Canadian residents in jurisdictions where we operate to address treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addictive disorders, and other mental health conditions as indicated.  

To be eligible for ketamine-assisted therapy, you must be evaluated by a medical practitioner and not have any contraindications to this therapy, including any medical or other psychiatric conditions that suggest this treatment might be unsafe.  

Conditions that may make you ineligible for ketamine-assisted therapy include, but are not limited to, a history of psychosis (e.g., hallucinations), mania, untreated hypertension, heart disease or stroke, and seizure. Similarly, severe liver disease, untreated thyroid disorders, or other medical conditions may require management prior to ketamine-assisted therapy. Individuals of childbearing age who are capable of becoming pregnant must use contraception if they are sexually active. Actively breastfeeding individuals may participate if they refrain from breastfeeding for 24 hours following ketamine administration. 

We also offer an Introductory Program for clients who want to try ketamine-assisted therapy for the first time. To be eligible for the Introductory Program, you will need existing mental health supports. This could be a counsellor, therapist, or physician—or other care provider—who will support you on an ongoing basis after your ketamine treatment. This support will be reviewed as part of your screening. Other definitions of community mental health supports can be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Numinus MD and Therapist. You may also wish to begin with a therapist at Numinus before exploring the Introductory Program. 

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