ADD/ADHD

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. 

August 2020- The SHWC has recently hired a new doctor who will be overseeing the ADD/ADHD management services. These services will have limited availability as we work to fulfill the specific administrative requirements of the Texas Pharmacy Board to prescribe ADD/ADHD medications. Please call (940) 565-2333 for availability.

Patients without prior diagnosis of ADHD

Patients will be referred to the UNT Psychology Clinic at Terrell Hall (940-565-2631) for evaluation.  This testing has a charge and there may be a waiting list.  Once the testing results are reviewed, the patient will be scheduled for an initial evaluation appointment at the SHWC.  If the results are not supportive or inconclusive for ADHD, further psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation will be recommended. If the results are suggestive of ADHD, further psychiatric evaluation will be considered if other mental health conditions are present. 

Once all evaluations are completed, and the diagnosis of ADHD is diagnostically supported, treatment will be considered.  Treatment may include medication, counseling, or referral to the Office of Disability Access (ODA).  Follow-up appointments will be 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. 

Patients with a prior diagnosis and treatment for ADHD

Currently diagnosed students must send their records showing official ADHD diagnosis (including any records of psychological testing and medications used for treatment with prescribed dosages) from their prescribing physician before making an appointment. You may fax your records to (940) 369-7042. 

Once the records have been reviewed, the student will be called for an initial evaluation appointment.  If prior medical records and testing are not satisfactory to the reviewing provider, the patient will be referred for additional psychological testing and evaluation (see Patients without a prior diagnosis of ADHD section above).  If medical records and testing are deemed satisfactory, the patient will be seen and treatment will be continued.  Students will be scheduled for appointments every other month.

Prescriptions for medications considered to be controlled substances

Drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are classified as controlled substances and therefore have restrictions on how they can be prescribed. (Updated August 2020)

  • SHWC providers will only prescribe a one-month supply of controlled substances at a time and will not postdate prescriptions for controlled substances.
  • Patients who call in a refill request must pick up the prescription in-person and provide a photo ID.
  • Prescriptions for controlled substances must be handwritten and cannot be called in or faxed to a pharmacy.
  • Lost or stolen prescriptions will not be replaced.
  • A patient may only receive a refill prescription 25 days from the date of the last written prescription.
  • 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 ADD/ADHD appointment and at least once per year, at a random interval. There is an additional charge for urine testing

To pick up the prescription, the student must bring their ID to the front desk.  Students must pick up their own prescriptions.

For a list of ADD/ADHD medications available for filling at UNT, please visit our pharmacy.

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions and adjustments, some prescriptions may be able to be called in to a Pharmacy instead of requiring a paper prescription.**

 

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