I’ve made the decision to come… Now What?
Here’s a quick step-by step guide as to what you need to do once you’ve completed the POI pre-screen phone interview and have decided to come to the POI Institute for Ibogaine treatment.
1.If you do not already have one, get a Passport
Individuals planning to come to POI for Ibogaine treatment must have a passport that will be valid throughout the duration of their stay in Mexico. If you currently do not have a passport, the typical timeframe for obtaining a passport can anywhere from 30-60 days. The United States along with many other countries offer expedited passport services, offering individuals the ability to apply and receive their passport in a matter of days.
US Citizen Passport Application
2.Book your Flight
Prior to booking your flight to Cabo San Lucas (airport code SJD), please confirm your date of arrival and flight itinerary details with the POI intake staff.
3.What to bring/pack…
Regardless of the length of one’s stay, POI recommends each patient bring the following items to help feel more comfortable during their stay. Below is a simple packing list to use when preparing for your stay at the POI Institute for ibogaine treatment.
- Personal Toiletries – for your convenience, POI provides similar “hotel” standard
toiletries (soap, shampoo/conditioners, lotion, cotton balls, Q-tips)
- Comfortable sleeping attire (especially for your main ibogaine treatment/flood dose)
- Phone/Camera/Tablet/iPod and Headphones (The POI Institute has WIFI and high-speed
internet. Patients should feel free to bring their cell phones, laptop, tablets, or any other
internet-connected electronic devices.
- Light, casual summer clothing… it’s always sunny and hot
- Workout Clothes (shorts/tanks/tees/shoes) for walks or light gym workouts
- Sun glasses
- Sun screen (POI provides sun screen, but feel free to bring your own)
- Sun Hat/Baseball cap
You will not need much more. Pack practical, comfortable and light. Delicious, healthy meals and snacks will be provided during your stay at the POI Institute.
4.What to expect upon your arrival in Cabo?
No need to worry about what to do when you get off the plane in Cabo.
We will be there to personally pick you up at the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). To further ensure your safety, on the day of arrival we will perform a series of blood and urine tests along with an EKG. These tests are done after you arrive in Cabo vs prior to, allowing us to get the most up-to-date lab work and EKG prior to your Ibogaine treatment.
POI Required Medical Tests performed upon your arrival in Cabo
We will perform an EKG upon your arrival at the POI Institute.
An electrocardiogram is an electrical scan of your heart. There are certain pre-existing heart conditions that are contraindicated with Ibogaine.
Even individuals who are healthy and have strong hearts could have certain pre-existing heart conditions that can serve as a reason to postpone treatment, alter one’s protocol and the amount and time frame Ibogaine is administered and in certain cases hinder treatment all together. To ensure the most accurate results, please do not take any stimulants (including coffee) within 24 hours of your arrival in Cabo as stimulants can alter the results of an EKG.
Prior to Ibogaine treatment, the POI Institute requires each patient undergo a complete blood work that includes a complete liver panel and electrolyte count. All medical tests will be completed upon your arrival at the POI institute. POI does not accept medical testing preformed prior to your arrival in Mexico as the results of medical and lab testing essentially depict “a moment in time” and for the most accurate results, the POI Institute requires that these tests are preformed and completed under our supervision upon each individual’s arrival in Cabo.
A POI nurse will supervise your private in-room treatment and provides exclusive one-on-one care throughout the duration of your Ibogaine treatment.
Our fixed-fee rates cover all clinical treatments, food and program activities.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required 48 hours prior to arrival.