Mental Health and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Student Health Services offers mental health and ADHD consultations for with medical providers and psychiatric providers.
Student Health Services (SHS) mental health and primary care clinicians will provide evidence-based treatment for patients diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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. Students will be required to sign a Psychostimulant Medication Contract initially and on a yearly basis therafter, informing him/her about the responsibilties of taking a Schedule II drug. View a list of testing sites in Grand Forks here.
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. SHS may need to request neuropsychological retesting if records show prior testing was done as a child (under the age of 15). The brain has changed/matures 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. Students must see a medical provider for refills. Provider/s may track usage and prescriptions via the Board of Pharmacy Prescription Refill Monitoring Program.
Receiving prescriptions from home provider and refilling medications at the SHS Pharmacy:
Any student may continue to receive prescriptions from their home provider and refill the medications at the SHS Pharmacy if desired.