The ADHD Centre was set up in 2009 and is a UK based private health care service that specialises in the evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. We have a dedicated and expertly picked team of ADHD specialist Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Behavioural Coaches ready to help you get on top of your symptoms and start flourishing in all areas of your life.
Assessments are done by Consultant Psychiatrists (not psychologists) who specialise in ADHD in adults and / or children with ADHD. You can meet our team here – Meet the ADHD Centre Team
We can offer assessments at our clinics based in London, Milton Keynes or Manchester clinics or via Zoom for Healthcare
The assessment process is exactly the same, the only difference is that with an online assessment it is not done in a clinic room sat with the consultant. Please note for Zoom for Healthcare you need to be in the United Kingdom at the time of the appointment.
We can normally offer an appointment within 2 weeks, though at busy times of year the wait maybe a little longer
We can assess children from any age, however if they are under 5 years old the diagnosis will only be provisional and may need repeating when they are older. We can still do a general assessment and give advice about parenting management. for anyone under 5.
Yes ahead of any assessment we send out some forms to be completed.
For adults we require the following
We do ask that different people complete the Adult & Childhood collateral forms.
For children we require:
If you have no one to ask to complete the adult / childhood collateral forms, then we would ask if you have any old school reports available.
After your assessment you will receive a clinic letter from your consultant which will detail the assessment, the outcome and a suggested treatment plan.
Yes*, if you are diagnosed with ADHD and medication is appropriate and something you wish to try, we can prescribe. Prior to being able to issue any prescription we would require you to have some blood tests and an ECG done to check for any underlying conditions that may contraindicate anything we prescribe. These can normally be done via your GP or a private clinic if you prefer. We don’t have the facilities to be able to do these tests at the ADHD Centre.
* Please note that you need to be a UK resident for us to prescribe medication.
Most GP’s are more than happy to prescribe ADHD medication; however, they normally require you to be started on your medication by your private consultant. Once you are settled on a medication and dose, we can then ask your GP to take over prescribing under a Shared Care Agreement. Under the terms of the Shared Care Agreement you would need to come back to the ADHD Centre for a review every 6 months.
We welcome appointments from non-UK residents; however, we are only able to see non-UK residents for initial assessment appointments in person in our London, Manchester or Milton Keynes clinic. We are unable to prescribe to anyone who is not resident in the United Kingdom.
Yes, we can also offer specialist ADHD coaching and psychologist appointments. Please see more information about these services – ADHD Coaching
Unfortunately we are unable to offer any payment plan or discounts. Full payment for all appointments is required 5 days in advance of the appointment.
As the diagnosis is done by a consultant psychiatrist specialising in ADHD there is no reason why this will not be recognised by a school, college or your GP. If you have any concerns we suggest you check beforehand with your school or college the information they will require.
Your consultant will note any reasonable adjustments they feel necessary for school, college or university in your assessment letter, however this will be at the discretion of the school or college to provide these adjustments.
Whilst our assessments are specifically to diagnose ADHD our consultant psychiatrists are trained in general psychiatry and will be able to offer suggestions or further diagnoses for symptoms which may be contributing to your current difficulties. Please note in some cases an extra appointment might be required to diagnose additional conditions.
No, we are unable to issue prescriptions at the assessment appointment. Before being able to prescribe we will require you to have some blood tests, ECG and a cardiovascular assessment done before we can prescribe. These are to check for any underlying conditions which may contraindicate any medication we can prescribe and for your clinical safety. Once the test results are back you will need a follow-up appointment with your consultant to start you on medication. This follow-up appointment is chargeable.
If you have any questions or queries for your consultant please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will see the email.