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ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Student Health Services is committed to providing services that support/promote academic success. Collaborative efforts have been established with a variety of services on campus (Student Success Center, University Counseling Center (UCC), Disability Services for Students (DSS), and Psychological Services Center) to provide ongoing assessment and management of a student's ADHD disorder. Mental health and primary care clinicians will provide evidence-based treatment for the disorder. With appropriate management it is our goal to treat students appropriately and prevent/reduce the possibility of misuse/abuse of psychostimulant medications on our campus.
Please note the following requirements for treatment at Student Health Services:
- If you are requesting to be initially treated for ADHD - Neuropsychological testing is required before medication/s can be prescribed. If testing results indicate that the student may benefit from the use of a psychostimulant medication/s, he/she will be required to see a primary care or mental health provider at SHS for initiation of medication/s. *
- If you want to transfer care and refill medication/s for ADHD at SHS - Records indicating diagnosis and psychological testing of ADHD, including medical management must be provided to SHS. Psychostimulants will not be prescribed until records of neuropsychological testing and medical management have been received and scanned into the patient’s chart. It’s important to note SHS may request neuropsychological retesting if records show prior testing was done as a child (under the age of 15). The brain has changed/matured since childhood, the student is now on his/her own and may require new or different accommodations in his/her learning through DSS to promote/ensure academic success. *
Any student may continue to receive prescriptions from their home provider and refill the medications at the SHS Pharmacy if desired.
- If you want ongoing medication refills once established at SHS - Student must see a medical provider for refills. Provider/s may track usage and prescriptions via the Board of Pharmacy Prescription Refill Monitoring Program. *
* Student will be required to sign a Psychostimulant Medication Contract initially and on a yearly basis thereafter, informing him/her about the responsibilities of taking a Schedule II drug.