Dear 100 Hour Board,
I would really like to get tested for ADD/ADHD, and I have insurance, but I really can't find where I would go to get tested? I've thought for a while that it's something that I could have. I don't care if I have it but I really want to know so I can figure out my next steps, whether it's counselling and/or meds if I do, or just figuring out how to cope in other ways with a very skatter-brained life if i don't have it.
I want to get tested somewhere that would hopefully do it for free or easily through my insurance? I know there are psychologists at the BYU Health Clinic, but they don't do diagnostics for ADHD (I checked), just prescription work. Is there any service at BYU that'll do this? Maybe CAPS? but I can't find any information on there. Hope this made sense, any information would be helpful. If any of you have ADHD, how did you figure it out? Do you have any advice?
-Doing my Best
If you want a psychological assessment and are a BYU student, there are some good and cheap options nearby.
The University Accessibility Center (UAC) does assessments geared toward helping people get accommodations for school. They are free. I would recommend getting in before the beginning of fall so that you could get in sooner. If you do the UAC thing and are also interested in getting medication, you could talk to a doctor at the BYU Health Center and they can help you. You could then get therapy from CAPS or the Comprehensive Clinic to help work out strategies for dealing with ADHD.
If you want a psychological assessment with all bells and whistles, the BYU Comprehensive Clinic offers them for a low fee of $80. It doesn't matter if you are a student or not, you can still go there. They have a long waiting list, but as you are an adult it might be faster to get in because the graduate students there are in constant need of adult clients (there are tons and tons of kids and only a few adults who come in for assessment). They can give you a ton of recommendations regardless of whether or not you meet all the criteria for ADHD.
I know less about other providers. If you go outside of the UAC or the Comprehensive Clinic, prices increase sharply to hundreds of dollars. You can find providers by Googling "psychological assessments Utah"; all of the ones that came up for me when I googled that are providers of psychological assessments. I'd call around and see what their waiting lists are like if you want to go to a private practice.