UVM also offers support for students with ADHD through the Center for Academic Success, including the Tutoring Center, which provides free tutoring and help with time management and study skills, and Student Accessibility Services, which provides services and accommodations to all UVM students who have current documentation of a disability. We encourage you reach out to them to see if you qualify for any accommodations.
If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, the Center for Health and Wellbeing can help you manage your treatment.
Medication Management through the Center for Health and Wellbeing
The Center for Health and Wellbeing must approve you for ADHD services before prescribing any medications. Please submit complete documentation supporting your diagnosis and allow 2-4 weeks for review once all of your documents have been received. Once approved for medication management, the Center for Health and Wellbeing will ask you to schedule an appointment. If you are currently on medication, please continue care with your current provider until this process is completed.
If the review of your documents does not not support the diagnosis of ADHD or the continued prescription of medications for ADHD, the Center for Health and Wellbeing may refer you to a community provider for possible additional evaluation.
Documents to Submit for Medication Management
- A comprehensive diagnostic interview by a qualified physician, psychologist, or other provider whose scope of practice includes the diagnosis of attentional problems
- Evidence of symptoms before the age of 12
- Evidence of current impairment in two or more settings
- Use of ADHD rating scales that have been completed by self-report AND third-party reporters (parent/guardian, teacher/school reports)
- Assessment of possible conditions which may also cause attentional issues including learning disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders
- Clinical records from current prescribing provider, including full medication list, from at least the past year
- Neuropsychological testing (recommended but not required)