Van Diest Medical Center

Ketamine Clinic

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Van Diest Medical Center Ketamine Clinic

Van Diest Medical Center is proud to offer one of the only Ketamine Clinics in the Central Iowa area. We're dedicated to helping individuals with treatment-resistant depression, severe anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health concerns. All ketamine infusions are administered by CRNA Shawn Tulp who is focused on helping people with depression find relief and offering hope in what can feel like a hopeless situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does treatment take?
Each infusion takes about 40 - 60 minutes; the entire appointment lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Most patients need six infusions over two to three weeks for optimal results. 

Will I be awake during treatment?
Yes, you’ll be awake during treatment.

Will I continue care with my current mental health care provider?
Yes. We encourage that ketamine patients continue care with their current psychiatrist, therapist or other mental health care professional.

Why doesn’t my clinician offer ketamine?
Administering ketamine requires special equipment and training, so most psychiatric practices aren’t set up to offer this kind of treatment.

Are there risks with ketamine treatment?
A low dosage of ketamine is used to treat depression, making the treatments very safe. During the treatment, we monitor blood pressure, heart rate and other vitals to ensure patient safety.

Is ketamine addictive?
Ketamine itself, like some other medications prescribed for depression and anxiety, can be addictive. However, studies have shown that ketamine treatment, when administered in low doses and in a controlled setting presents virtually no risk of abuse or addiction.


Services Provided By:

Shawn Tulp, CRNA


Clinic Schedule:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 - 4:00 pm


Find relief today!

Call 515.832.7746 to schedule your appointment.



Van Diest Medical Center
2350 Hospital Drive
P.O. Box 430
Webster City, IA 50595
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