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ADHD Centre Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the ADHD Centre?
  • Who does the Assessment?
  • Where are you based?
  • What is the difference between an in person and Skype assessment
  • How soon can I get an appointment?
  • What age does a child need to be to be assessed?
  • Are there any forms to complete?
  • What if I can’t get collateral information?
  • What will happen after the assessment?
  • Can you prescribe ADHD Medication?
  • Can I take my letter to my GP and will they prescribe?
  • I’m not resident in the United Kingdom – can you still see me?
  • Do you offer any treatment other than medication?
  • Do you offer any discounts or payment plans?
  • Will my diagnosis be recognised by schools/GP’s
  • Will my child be eligible for extra support at school?
  • What if I’m diagnosed with something other than ADHD?
  • Will I get a prescription at the assessment?
  • Can I / How can I contact my consultant outside of appointments?
What is the ADHD Centre?

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.

Who does the Assessment?

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

Where are you based?

We can offer assessments at our clinics based in London, Milton Keynes or Manchester clinics or via Skype

What is the difference between an in person and Skype assessment

The assessment process is exactly the same, the only difference is that with a Skype assessment it is not done in a clinic room sat with the consultant. Please note for Skype Appointments you need to be in the United Kingdom at the time of the appointment.

How soon can I get an appointment?

We can normally offer an appointment within 2 weeks, though at busy times of year the wait maybe a little longer

What age does a child need to be to be assessed?

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.

Are there any forms to complete?

Yes ahead of any assessment we send out some forms to be completed.
For adults we require the following

  • Registration form (general information, contact details, health history etc) for the person being assessed.
  • Self-Report Scale – this is a list of questions with tick box answers about how you are finding things today.
  • Adult Collateral – a form to be completed by someone who knows you as an adult
  • Childhood Collateral – a form to be completed by someone who knew you as a child

We do ask that different people complete the Adult & Childhood collateral forms.
For children we require:

  • Registration form (general information, contact details, health history etc) for the person being assessed.
  • Conners form to be completed by parents, teachers & child (if they are over 9 years old)
  • Some of our consultants also request further forms which would be emailed at the time of booking an appointment.
What if I can’t get collateral information?

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.

What will happen after the assessment?

After your assessment you will receive a clinic letter from your consultant which will detail the assessment, the outcome and a suggested treatment plan.

Can you prescribe ADHD Medication?

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.

Can I take my letter to my GP and will they prescribe?

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 Share Care Agreement. Under the terms of the Share Care Agreement you would need to come back to the ADHD Centre for a review every 6 months.

I’m not resident in the United Kingdom – can you still see me?

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.

Do you offer any treatment other than medication?

Yes, we can also offer specialist ADHD coaching and psychologist appointments.  Please see more information about these services – ADHD Coaching

Do you offer any discounts or payment plans?

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.

Will my diagnosis be recognised by schools/GP’s

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.

Will my child be eligible for extra support at school?

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. 

What if I’m diagnosed with something other than ADHD?

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.

Will I get a prescription at the assessment?

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.

Can I / How can I contact my consultant outside of appointments?

If you have any questions or queries for your consultant please email connect@adhdcentre.co.uk and they will see the email.

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London
W1G 9RJ

 

ADHD Centre in London
85 Wimpole St., Marylebone London, W1G 9RJ, UK

 

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We have been diagnosing and treating people with ADHD since 2009.

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