The BFF Ketamine Experience

IV ketamine therapy has been recognized for its potential to rapidly alleviate symptoms in conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and certain types of chronic pain. Unlike traditional treatments, ketamine can offer relief in hours or days, rather than weeks or months and may prove effective even for individuals who have not responded to other treatment methods, offering new hope for a better life. Understanding the process and knowing what to expect from IV ketamine therapy is important. Having a clear roadmap can ensure that you are informed and empowered to take an active role in your wellness journey, contributing to improved outcomes and a more satisfying experience.


At BFF Medical Wellness Clinic, we've carefully designed a comprehensive, six-step process to guide you from the moment you walk through our doors until you complete your therapy and beyond. Our goal is to create an environment that supports your overall well-being by prioritizing safety, efficacy, and comfort while providing a structure that respects your unique needs. 

Our team will guide you through the following six meticulously designed steps:


  • Our medical professionals will gather a thorough medical history and check for any contraindications, either via phone or our online patient portal.
  • After confirming that you are a suitable candidate for ketamine therapy, we will jointly select an appointment time.
  • We will ensure you are safely prepared for the treatment, asking you to abstain from eating solid food for 4 hours and consuming liquids for 2 hours before your appointment. We will also request that you arrange a safe ride home, as driving or operating heavy machinery post-treatment is not advised. VIP Membership offers a premium rideshare service.

    • Upon your arrival, our reception staff will review your paperwork and address any questions you may have.
    • Our team will then escort you to your treatment room with a dedicated nurse, where you will unwind in a zero-gravity chair and meet our medical professionals.
    • Our providers will review your medical history, explain the ketamine therapy process again, discuss your treatment objectives, and address any concerns.
    • Your nurse will then help create the most comfortable experience for you. Options include grounding meditation and breathwork, an eye mask, noise-canceling headphones, or a calming soundscape and VR mindfulness experience for VIP members.


  • Prior to their session, some patients find it beneficial to formulate a goal in order to mentally prime themselves for healing. This goal can range from addressing a specific event to embracing any thoughts, images, or emotions that may surface during the treatment. If you are already collaborating with a therapist or healer, you can develop this goal with their assistance.
  • You are welcome to have a therapist or healer accompany you during your session for added support and guidance. However, many people find value in experiencing the treatment alone as well.

    • Once you are prepared, our nurse will adjust the music, blankets, and eye coverings to your preference, ensuring a comfortable experience. They will connect you to a monitor, initiate treatment via an intravenous (IV) port, and then exit the room. The infusion will last between 45 and 60 minutes.
    • After a short period, you may feel light and buoyant. You might see colors, moving backgrounds, or perceive your thoughts differently. You could experience gratitude, empathy, interconnectedness, or even a mild mystical sensation.


  • After the 60-minute infusion, your nurse will remove the IV and guide you through basic grounding exercises. Reintegration and grounding are crucial following the ketamine experience. Our nurses and therapists are trained to facilitate an integration process tailored to your objectives. We provide a BFF journal for you to record your experience if desired.

    • We generally administer six treatments over 2-4 weeks, although some cases may require more sessions. During your ketamine therapy, we advise you to continue seeking care from your doctors and therapists.
    • To ensure the effectiveness of your treatment and provide support, our BFF Medical team will follow up with you after your initial session. We will inquire about your well-being and evaluate your goals for future treatment sessions.
    • Upon returning home from your session, we encourage you to reflect on and find meaning in your ketamine experience by practicing grounding activities such as yoga, breathwork, mindfulness techniques, journaling, exercise, meditation, or engaging with music.

BFF Medical Wellness Clinic and its team are angels of mercy.  Not only was I made to feel at home, my doctor took the time to explain what the process was doing neurologically and provide some context for the history of this treatment. If you’re considering this modality of treatment, call BFF.  Their wisdom and experience are priceless (and their prices are the most reasonable in the Temecula area). I recommend this clinic to anyone who needs wellness treatment.

Amy Johnston
San Diego, CA

I am so thankful to the doctors at BFF Medical Wellness Clinic. I visited this clinic for ketamine therapy and started my treatments in April and I already see it's helping my chronic pain and depression.  My depression has improved so much in the past 2 months. I feel BFF doctors care about each and every one of their patients, yet treat everyone individually. I strongly recommend this clinic.

Tom Loversky
Vista, CA

It's been a month since my first treatment. It's been successful, especially with pain management. The most noticeable thing is I'm not tired early. I can now enjoy my time after work. Doctors at BFF Medical Wellness Clinic are very kind and knowledgeable. I'm sure they will help you with any questions.

Courtney Robinson
Oceanside, CA

I am so thankful that I researched ketamine infusions online and found BFF Medical Wellness Clinic. They were able to see me for a consultation within a few days and indicated that I might benefit from the ketamine treatment. My doctor was able to communicate with BFF and encouraged me to move forward.  I expected to have to wait weeks (or months) to start but scheduling has been incredibly easy. I have completed three out of six treatments so far and my depression has lifted. Most of my anxiety is gone as well. I was optimistic going into the process but couldn’t have predicted that I would feel this good so quickly.  I am relieved knowing that moving forward, even if my depression returns I have finally found a treatment that helps. I am grateful for BFF Medical Wellness Clinic doctors making the treatment readily available and affordable.

Christine Lee
Escondido, CA



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