Information for Students Requesting ADHD MedicationStudent Health is able to continue the prescribing of ADHD medication for UVM students who request such services and who are able to provide thorough documentation of the diagnosis of ADHD.
The required documentation includes:
1. Psychiatric/Psychological Evaluation
2. Documentation of childhood symptoms
3. Cognitive testing
4. Records from the current prescribing practitioner
All testing/documentation must be within the last four years.
To obtain approval please contact Karol Josselyn RN MA at (802)656-0604 and submit all documentation to her attention at the Primary Care office of Student Health. All documentation must be received and reviewed before an initial appointment for a prescription can be made.
Once approved, students are seen once a month and prescriptions are only given at office visits with a clinician. Visits to Student Health are covered by a paid Student Health Fee. Should a student wish to see another provider in the community, we recommend consulting with the student’s insurance company to see if they have a list of covered providers in our area.
Students are also invited to contact the ACCESS Office (Accommodation, Consultation, Collaboration, and Educational Support Services) to determine if they are eligible for services and accommodations based on disability. ACCESS has criteria similar to the Center for Health and Wellbeing, but students should consult with ACCESS staff to determine specific eligibility.
We at the Center for Health and Wellbeing wish to provide the highest quality care to all our students. Abuse of Ritalin and other stimulants is epidemic on campuses throughout the country. We strive to provide this service to those who benefit from stimulant medication in a conscientious and responsible manner.
Last modified October 14 2010 08:39 AM