About Cora Health Solutions

Health and Wellness Center located in Biltmore Corridor, Phoenix, AZ

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About Cora Health Solutions

Cora Health Solutions is a premier mental health practice serving adolescents and adults in the Biltmore Corridor of Phoenix, Arizona. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Betsy Serrano, PMHNP, specializes in holistic care and complete wellness by addressing two key modalities: mental health and addiction evaluation.


Patients seek treatment at Cora Health Solutions for a broad range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cora Health Solutions specializes in “treatment-resistant depression”. By definition, treatment-resistant depression is when a patient has tried two or more anti-depressants and some psychotherapy, but did not achieve positive results.  Cora Health specializes in “treatment-resistant depression”, offering some of the most advanced therapies:

1)    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treats depression with patients who have treatment-resistant depression. Meaning that you have tried medications, therapy, or counseling and despite those efforts, you are still experiencing negative symptoms.

·         TMS is a non-invasive treatment.

·         TMS requires no anesthesia.  Patients can drive to and from the appointment.

·         TMS has no systemic side effects.

·         TMS is an FDA-approved therapy for treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and smoking cessation.

·         Most major insurance carriers will cover 70-100 percent of the treatment cost.

When a person is experiencing depressive symptoms, neurons that are involved with mood are dormant or not operating at their full capacity. TMS sends magnetic pulses to regions of the brain to stimulate these areas to help reactivate those neurons. Stimulating these areas can relieve depressive and anxious symptoms.

The standard protocol is 36 20-minute treatments. The first 6 weeks, the treatments take place Monday-Friday, and the last 3 weeks, they take place 2-3 times a week for a total of 9 weeks. Patients are normally in and out of the office within 25-30 minutes.

2)    Medication: Cora Health is a licensed “Spravato Treatment Center”.  “Spravato” is the brand name, the medication is Esketamine which is very similar to ketamine.  Spravato is administered via a nasal spray.  Spravato is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression and is covered by most insurers.  Ketamine is not FDA approved for treatment-resistant depression and insurers do not cover the IV administered treatment.


Spravato Q&A

What is Spravato? Spravato, also known as esketamine, is an FDA-approved nasal spray medication designed to address treatment-resistant depression. When administered under medical supervision, this novel therapy has shown promising results in individuals who have not responded well to other antidepressant treatments.


What does Spravato treat?

Spravato is specifically designed for individuals grappling with treatment-resistant depression, where standard antidepressants have proven ineffective. 

If you or a loved one has experienced persistent depressive symptoms despite trying various medications, Spravato may offer a renewed sense of hope and relief.

Is Spravato right for me?

Determining if Spravato is the right fit for you involves a comprehensive evaluation by a Cora Health Solutions provider. They consider factors such as your medical history, current medications, and the nature of your depressive symptoms. 

The team at Cora Health Solutions is dedicated to tailoring a treatment plan that suits your individual needs and fosters a path toward recovery. If Spravato is a suitable option for you, the team guides you through the treatment process. Administration of the Spravato nasal spray is always supervised by medical personnel. After receiving your dose, you relax in a comfortable environment. You can read, scroll on your phone, or just rest. The team monitors you closely to ensure your safety and well-being throughout each session.


The frequency of Spravato sessions may vary depending on your response and progress. Your provider works collaboratively with you to establish a treatment schedule that aligns with your lifestyle and promotes a steady path toward improvement.


Does Spravato cause side effects?

 As with any medication, Spravato may have side effects. These are typically mild to moderate and may include dizziness, nausea, or an increase in blood pressure. 

The team thoroughly discusses potential side effects with you, ensuring you have a clear understanding of what to expect and how to manage any discomfort.

 Safety is the top priority at Cora Health Solutions. The team closely monitors your response to Spravato and can address any concerns or questions you may have throughout the process.

If you’re experiencing depression, a brighter future is out there. Contact Cora Health Solutions today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to get the help you deserve.

The Cora Health Solutions specialists also evaluate attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using the QbTest®. This simple, computerized test accurately diagnoses ADHD and reveals the severity of each core symptom, allowing for the creation of a person-centered care plan.


Teens and adults can receive outpatient addiction treatment at Cora Health Solutions. The available services include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for alcohol and opioid addictions, prescribing medications to stop cravings and withdrawal, and supporting their long-term recovery with therapy.


With experts in medication management, Cora Health Solutions gives patients the option of having GeneSight® genetic testing. The results of genetic testing reveal the psychiatric medications that are most compatible with each person’s metabolism and the least likely to cause side effects.


When patients need compassionate mental health care, personalized attention, and integrative treatment, they can turn to Cora Health Solutions. Call the office or book an appointment online today.