ADD/ADHD Management

Student Health does not diagnose ADD/ADHD. You must have obtained a formal diagnosis before Student Health Services can help you monitor your condition and refill your ADD/ADHD medication.

If You Have Been Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD

If an ADD/ADHD specialist, psychiatrist, or psychologist has diagnosed you with ADD/ADHD and you wish to obtain or continue treatment at Student Health Services, please call 919.515.2563 to schedule an appointment.

You will need to provide a copy of your medical records confirming ADD/ADHD diagnostic testing within the last 5 years and your ADD/ADHD diagnosis to Student Health Services prior to your first appointment. Documentation of your diagnosis should be faxed to Student Health Services directly at 888.972.4151 by the ADD/ADHD diagnosing specialist.

Please note that a diagnosis made by a primary care provider will not be acceptable evidence of an ADD/ADHD diagnosis and that evaluations more than 5 years old will also not be accepted.

If you are already taking ADD/ADHD medication, please ask your prescribing physician to fax your recent records and any other pertinent information to us.

Exclusions

Please be advised that some students with the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD may not qualify for treatment at Student Health Services, including patients aged 40 and over, patients on non-standard ADD/ADHD medication doses, patients with a history of substance abuse, and patients with complicated neuropsychological conditions.

If You Have Not Been Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD

Student Health Services does not diagnose ADD/ADHD. If you believe you have ADD/ADHD, you will need to have a formal diagnostic test by an ADD/ADHD specialist to verify your condition. Only after you have obtained a formal diagnosis may you see a health care provider at Student Health Services for monitoring and medication refills. If you have not had the formal test, we can refer you to providers in the area who diagnose ADD/ADHD, but you should check with your insurance company to make sure your insurance policy covers ADD/ADHD testing. ADD/ADHD diagnostic tests can be both time-consuming and costly, but it is important to have the correct diagnosis before starting any medication.

Academic Assistance for Students Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD

Students who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD may qualify for testing accommodations and other academic assistance. Please see the Disability Services Office’s (DSO) website or visit DSO in the Student Health Center to learn more about such accommodations.

Checklist for ADD/ADHD Treatment at Student Health Services:

  1. Have your ADD/ADHD diagnosing specialist fax the results of your testing to 888.972.4151
  2. Have your prescribing physician or provider fax your latest medication records to 888.972.4151.
  3. Make sure your diagnostic testing has been within the last 5 years. If not, contact Student Health Services for a list of local ADD/ADHD testing specialists.
  4. Review the DSO website and follow their instructions for obtaining academic accommodations. DSO will require the same paperwork as Student Health Services, so it is a good idea to ask your diagnosing specialist to also fax DSO your testing paperwork.