Boynton has specific policies for the treatment of ADHD:
- If you are currently diagnosed and treated for ADHD, we must review your records.
- If you were diagnosed after age 15, we require that your diagnostic workup included adequate neuropsychological testing (see our Frequently Asked Questions section).
- If you have never been diagnosed, you must complete a full clinical workup which will include interview, neuropsychological testing, and possible lab tests.
- If you are getting a stimulant prescription from Boynton, you will be asked to review and sign a medication agreement (Stimulant Agreement).
- You may be asked to complete a urine drug screen.
If you have previously been diagnosed with ADHD:
- Get your records to us before your first appointment in Mental Health or Primary Care. It may take 2 to 4 weeks for your clinic to send records.
- If these records are adequate, you can transfer your care to Boynton.
- If previous testing or records are inadequate, you will be referred for neuropsychological testing.
- Boynton providers will not prescribe stimulant medication for you until records and/or testing are completed and reviewed.
- If you need a prescription in the meantime, you should work with your previous prescriber.
If you suspect you have undiagnosed ADHD: Make an appointment with Mental Health or Primary Care.
- Make sure the scheduler knows that you have questions about ADHD. Your provider will discuss these issues with you and refer you for neuropsychological testing (if appropriate).
- No medication will be prescribed until that testing is completed and reviewed.