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Documentation confirming diagnosis of ADD/ADHD required

Management of these conditions requires the use of a controlled substance.  These medications are strictly regulated by both the state of Ohio and the federal government.  Therefore, Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) requires that documentation be provided that confirms a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD before they will be prescribed.  The documentation must include:

  • Name of the tester and their specialty
  • Test(s) used to make the diagnosis.  The comprehensive ADD/ADHD evaluation must include all of the following:
    • Tests of aptitude
    • Assessment of academic achievement
    • Computerized continuous performance testing
    • Self-rated or interviewer-rated scales quantifying the nature of the impairment
  • Final diagnosis(es)

Any additional information/documentation you can provide to SLSHS regarding your current and/or past treatment of ADD/ADHD is also beneficial in assisting our providers in providing you with the best care possible.

Documentation not available

If you are unable to provide the documentation noted above, you will need to arrange to be re-tested.

Testing for ADD/ADHD

Testing for ADD/ADHD requires a referral by a primary care provider.  This referral can be obtained from your home doctor or from a provider at SLSHS (requires an appointment).  Please be aware that it may take up to three (3) months to complete the testing process. 

If you would like to have your testing done in the Columbus area, we recommend the following:

Susan Weltner-Brunton, PhD & Assoc
921 Chatham Lane
Suite 112
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 754-7648
Dr. Elizabeth A Cook
Ohio State University
Rehab Psych
480 Medical Center Drive
2145 Dodd Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 293-3830
Dr. Douglas Kramer
Ohio State University
Harding Hospital
Neurosciences Facility
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 293-9600

Classroom accomodations

If you anticipate needing accomodations for class(es), such as additional time or a separate quite space, you may obtain a form from the Office for Disability Services (ODS).  ODS is located at:

150 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3307

Counseling and Support

Counseling, support services, and cognitive behavioral services are available through the Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) department.  CCS is located at:

Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Avenue, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614) 292-5766