Ehave, Inc. (OTC Pink: EHVVF) reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, KetaDASH has started clinical operations that are offering in-home ketamine therapy to patients suffering from treatment-resistant mental health issues. Ehave said that the treatment will be offered in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Sacramento Area first with plans to expand to other markets in the coming months.
“I have over-seen over 600 successful ketamine treatments and have been amazed by the positive results,” said Jeffrey D. Kamlet, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Ehave. “We are pleased to begin our U.S. rollout in Sacramento and San Francisco, with plans to scale our business in other cities over the coming months. Even though ketamine is a relatively safe drug to administer, we have made patient safety our top priority. As such, KetaDASH treatments begin with a telehealth med screen and then treatments will be conducted by a team of experienced nurses who will come to your home, office, or mobile location and administer your session. Post ketamine therapy will be available and is recommended. We believe this will give our clients the confidence in knowing they are receiving the utmost support throughout their treatment experience. This pioneering approach is a departure from ketamine telehealth models, which mail prescriptions and do not provide in-person support or guidance during the psychedelic experience.”
The service isn’t cheap. A two-hour ketamine treatment with psychotherapy costs $899. A one-hour ketamine treatment is $599 and that comes with an experienced nurse. KetaDASH treatments will be conducted by a team of experienced nurses that can go to a patient’s home, office, or mobile location after initial telemedicine screening and provide a complete ketamine experience, with a focus on set and setting, with packages that include telemedicine integration with psychotherapists.
This approach is different from other companies that mostly offer in-clinic intravenous, treatment, or unsupervised telehealth models to an at-home ketamine administration with telehealth and in-person medical supervision. A typical KetaDASH experience incorporates a prescribing doctor, a nurse for administration and monitoring, and psychotherapists for integration, all from the patient’s home. KetaDASH also offers other IV therapies for hydration and wellness.
Ben Kaplan, CEO of Ehave, said, “For patients with mental health disorders, the need for more effective treatment options is greater now than it ever has been in the past. When used at sub-anesthetic doses, ketamine has proven effective in treating many psychiatric disorders. KetaDASH will provide better access to this treatment for a larger patient population in a safe and convenient way. Through our KetaDASH mobile clinics, patients will benefit from receiving the ketamine therapy in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Patient safety is our top priority, so all ketamine treatments will be delivered by certified medical professionals. The KetaDASH platform will utilize proprietary software developed by Ehave which will allow patients and their associated nurses to view detailed reports on the ketamine therapy’s progress.”