If you have previously been diagnosed with ADHD, you must submit documentation of a complete evaluation supporting the diagnosis of ADHD. This documentation includes:
1. A comprehensive diagnostic interview by a qualified physician, psychologist, or other provider whose scope of practice includes the diagnosis of attentional problems
2. Evidence of symptoms before the age of 12
3. Evidence of current impairment in two or more settings
4. Use of ADHD rating scales that have been completed by self-report AND third-party reporters (parent/guardian, teacher/school reports).
5. Assessment of possible comorbid conditions which may also cause attentional issues including learning disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders
6. Clinical records from current prescribing provider, including full medication list, from at least the past year
7. Neuropsychological testing (recommended)
All documentation must be received and reviewed before an initial appointment will be scheduled. Please allow 2-4 weeks for this process to occur.
Documentation can be sent to:
Student Health Services (c/o ADHD Coordinator)
425 Pearl St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Fax (802) 656-8178 (Fax to Attn: ADHD Coordinator)
You will NOT be able to obtain medication through CHWB until you have been approved for ADHD services at CHWB. It is strongly advised that all students who are currently on medication for ADHD arrange for on-going care with their current provider until the above process is completed.
If you do not have the appropriate documentation as listed above, you will not be able to obtain medication through CHWB. You will, however, be contacted to explore other treatment options including community resources for ADHD evaluation and/or referral to community providers.
If the above documentation is complete but there lacks clarity in the diagnosis or if there is concern that other comorbid issues may require treatment, CHWB reserves the right to postpone approval for treatment through student health or CAPS until a further assessment can be completed. Further assessment may require a referral to a community provider.
Other ADHD SERVICES:
We encourage all students diagnosed with ADHD to use nonpharmacological treatments including academic coaching, group/individual therapy, daily exercise and mindfulness practice. Students may choose to meet with a clinician at CAPS for an intake appointment to discuss campus and community resources.
All students with a diagnosis of ADHD, regardless of whether they are taking medications, are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services (www.uvm.edu/access) to see if they qualify for accommodations or specific services. Students may have documentation that supports ADA accommodations but does not meet the standard for CHWB to assume treatment.