The ADHD Specialty Clinic FAQS

The ADHD Specialty Clinic Frequently asked questions

What is The ADHD Specialty Clinic?

This is a separate branch from The General Psychiatric Clinic specifically tailored for patients who are looking for an ADHD diagnosis or diagnostic clarity. It is not for people who already have been diagnosed with ADHD or want help with other psychiatric conditions. For those services, please contact The General Psychiatry Clinic.

How does it work?

The process has four parts to it with an assigned board-certified/board eligible psychiatrist or supervised psychiatric trainee.

1) 2-3 hours and ask you many questions to get the best understanding of your concerns and your mental health history. To diagnose ADHD, there must be evidence of dysfunction before the age of 12 years old regardless of how old the patient currently is.

2) The physician will then request to review collateral information. Collateral review is where the physician reviews relevant records and may ask to speak to people close to the patient to get an idea who they are when they are not in the office being evaluated. This includes but not limited to, family members, therapists, psychiatrists, primary care doctors, spouses, friends, and roommates.

3) The patient will be assigned QBCheck testing which takes around 20 minutes. Please see QbCheck website and/or our QbCheck FAQ page for more information.

4) The last step is a 30-45minute follow-up with your clinician to go over the result. Your clinician will then release your final report and testing results.

How long does this take?

The process is variable and lengthy. The reason being is we want to make sure we get the answers right THE FIRST TIME! The total amount work time involved is around 7-10 hours per patient over the course of 3-4 weeks.

The patient’s time commitment is around 4-4.5 hours.

1) A 2–3-hour interview done in one setting

2) 20-minute testing done at the patient’s convenience in their home

3) A 30–45-minute follow-up appointment to go over results.

In the background the physician will reach out to appropriate collateral and draft the report which could take anywhere from 3-6 hours depending on scheduling.

How much does this cost?

We offer pricing as part of complete 4-part package. The complete price is due at the time of the first appointment is $1250.

Part 1 - 2 – 3-hour evaluation by a physician - $400

Part 2 - Review and collateral information - $ 350

Part 3 - At-home virtual testing + results interpretation - $300

Part 4 - Report generation, follow-up, and admin fees - $200

I am uncomfortable with a physician reaching out to contacts beyond me or I do not have any additional contacts to provide. Is this necessary? Do I still have to pay for it?

We only reach out if that the patient gives us EXPLICIT permission to contact them via HIPAA. We understand some people are not comfortable with us talking to others about their health care which is completely understandable. Collateral review is not core to the diagnosis but is helpful in getting a full and complete understanding of who the patient is. The diagnosis of ADHD requires that the symptoms be present in multiple settings which is hard to tell with just evaluating a person one-time in office. This service is included in the package price whether it is used. All other components are guaranteed.

Do you accept insurance?

Currently, we are completely out-of-network and payment is due at time of service. However, once the consultation is complete, your out-of-network insurance benefits will be billed, who will then reimburse you based on your specific out-of-network plan. Due to federal & contractual regulations those patients who are registered with BCBS, Medicaid or Medicare are not eligible for out-of-network services at this time.

What do I get at the end of the consultation?

When everything has been completed, you will be invited for your 30–45-minute follow-up appointment. During the appointment, all your test results will be explained along with your physician’s diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations. You will then be asked to fill out a HIPAA release for your record and a copy of the report and QbCheck results will be sent to you via email. You may present this report to a clinician of your choice.

Do you prescribe medication or provide psychotherapy (talk therapy)?

This clinic only does consultation and diagnosis. We do not do any treatment. If you are interested in treatment from The Weekend Clinic, please contact The General Psychiatry Clinic for more information.

How do I get started?

If you are interested in our services or have more questions, please fill out an inquiry form and someone will get back to you shortly. You can fill it out here.