The SHWC does not diagnose Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD); however, the SHWC does provide medication management for students with ADD/ADHD.
Students without a prior diagnosis of ADHD
- Contact UNT Psychology Clinic at Terrell Hall (940-565-2631) for evaluation. Anticipate charge fees and waiting list to complete neuropsychological testing. Students may also seek evaluation at a comparable community-based testing facility.
- Submitted test results/records will be reviewed within 10 business days after receipt from the testing facility.
- If test results do NOT support or are inconclusive of ADHD diagnosis, then further psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation will be recommended.
- If the results are suggestive of ADHD and other mental health conditions are present, then further psychiatric evaluation may be considered. Students with complex mental health conditions and co-existing ADHD may be referred to a higher level of medical care than is available at the SHWC.
- If test results support ADHD diagnosis, then treatment will be considered, and the student will be scheduled for an initial evaluation appointment at the SHWC. Treatment may include medication, counseling, and/or referral to the Office of Disability Access (ODA). Follow-up appointments are typically monthly for the first 3 months and then transition to every other month. Re-evaluation may be required at the provider’s discretion if indicated.
Students with a prior diagnosis and treatment for ADHD
- Before making an appointment with SHWC, currently diagnosed students must send their records showing official ADHD diagnosis, including any records of psychological testing, as well as recent physician treatment records from the past several years, if applicable, to include office visit notes with prescribed medications.
- Fax records to SHWC at (940) 369-7042. Attn: Dr. Menard.
- Submitted test results/records will be reviewed within 10 business days after receipt, and the student will be contacted of eligibility.
- If records are deemed satisfactory, then the student will be seen for continued treatment.
- If prior records are not satisfactory to the reviewing provider(s), then additional medical records may be requested, or the student may be referred for additional neuropsychological testing and evaluation.
Prescriptions for controlled substance medications
Drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are classified as controlled substances and, therefore have restrictions on how they can be prescribed.
- SHWC providers will only prescribe a one-month supply of controlled substances at a time and will not postdate prescriptions for controlled substances.
- All prescriptions for controlled substance medications are electronically prescribed in accordance with Texas and federal law.
- Lost or stolen prescriptions will not be replaced.
- The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program will be reviewed prior to each visit to assess for proper prescription usage.
- Urine drug testing will be required at the first ADHD appointment and at least once per year, at random intervals. There is an additional charge for urine testing
- The use of marijuana and other non-prescribed substances may affect ADHD treatment. Continued use of these substances negatively impacts attention and counteracts the effectiveness of ADHD medications.