Nation’s Largest Clinic Chain’s Partnership with Illinois and Minnesota Chapters to
Provide Ketamine Treatments for PTSD, Depression and Pain at No Out-of-Pocket Cost
VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 14, 2021 – Delic Holdings Corp (“Delic” or the “Company“) (CSE: DELC) (OTCQB: DELCF) (FRA: 6X0) (Original Source) the leading psychedelic wellness platform, today announced two new partnerships between Ketamine Wellness Centers LLC (“KWC“) and the Veterans Administration (VA) Community Care Networks of Illinois and Minnesota. The nation’s largest chain of psychedelic wellness clinics, KWC, will offer ketamine treatments to veterans at no out-of-pocket cost at their locations in Naperville, IL, and Burnsville, MN. The program will cover patients who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression and chronic pain, and who have exhausted all traditional medical treatments. KWC also offers a Hero’s Discount at clinics nationwide to cover partial out-of-pocket costs of the treatment for military veterans and first responders.
More than 1.7 million veterans received treatment in a VA mental health specialty program in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. One in ten U.S. adults are diagnosed with PTSD, with higher rates found among military veterans and first responders. The percentage of veterans with PTSD varies by where they served: Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (11-20%), Gulf War/Desert Storm (12%), and the Vietnam War (30% have had PTSD in their lifetime).
Based on recent research studies, PTSD has been shown to damage synaptic connections in the brain that affect information flow. Ketamine treatments have successfully repaired and improved these connections while also building new, healthy ones. PTSD damage can reappear over time if the treatment is stopped and no other support strategies are put in place.
Matt Stang, co-founder and CEO of Delic commented, “This partnership between KWC and the VA Community Care Network is a true game changer when it comes to the health and wellness of our veterans. They face steep challenges when returning home, especially related to their mental and physical health, including PTSD, depression and pain. Now they can seek the treatment they need without worrying about whether they can afford it. These brave men and women have sacrificed so much to protect this country and we are honored to support them.”
“This partnership with the Illinois and Minnesota chapters of the VA Community Care Network is vital to the veterans in those communities,” Kevin Nicholson, CEO of KWC stated. “These men and women coming to KWC have exhausted the traditional treatment options and are seeking effective, affordable therapies to help them get their lives back on track. We are continuing to work with the VA Community Care Network to expand this initiative to our other locations so we can ensure veterans everywhere are supported and have the treatments they need. We want to give back to these heroes for all they have done for this country and offer them a sense of hope and optimism about their futures.”
KWC is a limited liability corporation formed under the laws of Arizona, which operates 10 ketamine infusion treatment clinics across Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, Texas, and Washington. KWC is the largest national chain of ketamine infusion clinics in the United States overseeing 60,000 treatments delivered to date.
KWC adds to Delic’s existing portfolio of two clinics operated by Ketamine Infusion Centers in California and Arizona, cementing its position as the leading and largest ketamine wellness provider in the country. Delic expects to open 15 additional clinics across the country over the coming 18 months, further expanding access to millions who can benefit from psychedelic treatment for a variety of mental health conditions.
About Ketamine Wellness Centers
Ketamine Wellness Centers (KWC) is the largest ketamine therapy provider in the United States with 10 clinic locations serving communities across eight states. Since 2011 KWC has been a trusted leader in bringing IV ketamine therapy into mainstream health care. KWC has provided over 60,000 treatments to clinically eligible patients, from young adults to seniors, in addition to developing specialized programs for veterans and first responders. The KWC team, including a core group of KWC physicians, psychologists, clinicians, and executives, is dedicated to providing value-based, personalized, clinically controlled ketamine infusion care for people suffering from treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and chronic pain. KWC’s scalable business and treatment model is designed for further rapid expansion along with breakthrough innovations in effective therapies and services.
About Delic Corp
Delic is the leading psychedelic wellness platform, committed to addressing the mental health crisis by increasing access to science-backed benefits for all and reframing the psychedelic conversation. The company owns and operates an umbrella of related businesses, including Reality Sandwich and Delic Radio, trusted media and e-commerce platforms; Delic Labs, the only licensed entity by Health Canada to exclusively focus on research and development of psilocybin vaporization technology; Meet Delic, the premier psychedelic wellness event; and the largest chain of psychedelic wellness clinics in the country with Ketamine Infusion Centers and Ketamine Wellness Centers (pending acquisition). Delic is backed by a team of industry and cannabis veterans and a diverse network, whose mission is to provide education, research, high-quality products, and treatment options to the masses.
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