Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The following information and resource listing is to assist you in completing the requirements for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) testing at Florida State University (FSU). The providers listed are not an endorsement by University Health Services (UHS) but are to assist you in locating providers on campus. We recommend you contact your health insurance carrier to determine insurance coverage before scheduling any testing. 

ADHD Testing at Florida State University

What to expect as part of the evaluation for ADHD medication at UHS

  • Review of Psycho-Educational Evaluations
  • Must be completed by a licensed psychologist
  • Students can get the testing done within their home communities with a licensed psychologist and send the reports to our office
  • The diagnostic evaluation must have been completed within the last 5 years
  • The diagnostic criteria from the DSM-V should be used as the criteria for the diagnosis
  • Assessment instruments used to conduct the evaluation should be norm-referenced and designed to accurately assess attention problems. 
  • The report summary should integrate the assessments in a manner that validates or invalidates the diagnosis of ADHD and its subtype. Additionally, there should be a statement that summarizes whether or not there are ADHD symptoms that cause impairments. If there are impairments, the statement should address whether or not they are substantial, chronic, and exist across settings. 
  • Medical Evaluations
    • A personal medical history, family history, and physical exam
    • Appropriate pre-medication lab work including a complete blood count (CBC), complete metabolic panel (CMP), Thyroid testing (TSH), urine drug screen and an electrocardiogram (EKG). 

Campus Resources

  • Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)
    • As a resource for students with disabilities, the OAS works with faculty and staff to provide accommodations for the unique needs of students in and out of the classroom