COVID-19: We are pleased to announce that we are integrating the use of telehealth as part of our assessments. This option is being utilized as clinically appropriate. If you are interested to learn more, please contact our office and we will work with you to assess all of your options.
The first step is to contact our office. We will schedule a 1-hour structured clinical interview to gather relevant history and to discuss what next steps (including testing) are most appropriate. We will have paperwork and questionnaires that must be completed as part of the assessment process, and if the evaluation is for a learning disorder or ADHD, we will also request your child's teacher to complete questionnaires. As necessary, we will also contact any referring providers to obtain additional information and ensure proper coordination of care and communication of testing results.
It is important to understand that many insurance plans do not cover psychological testing for learning disorders, ADHD, or intellectual disability, so the majority of these evaluations will require self-pay. We will go over the cost of testing during your intake appointment and answer any additional questions. Once you are ready to proceed, we will schedule testing. Depending on the length of the evaluation, we may divide your testing sessions into two half-day appointments.
For other types of testing requests, we will submit a prior authorization request to your insurance after the initial interview has been completed. Once we know how much your insurance will cover, we will contact you to explain your benefits and any out-of-pocket expenses. When you are ready to move forward, we will go ahead and schedule testing.
Because there is a high demand for these assessments and we often block 8-12 hours of our time for these appointments, we will require a deposit prior to testing being scheduled. It is important to communicate with us if you need a new appointment time or are unable to attend the testing appointments. We will do our best to accommodate you, and we have the most flexibility when there is advance notice. We request 48 hours cancellation notice so that we can try to fill your appointment time in the event that you are unable to make it. We understand that in some situations (family emergency, inclement weather), such notice may not be possible and we will work to reschedule your appointment.
On testing day, it is important to make sure you/your child have had a good night's sleep and have eaten a good breakfast. We also recommend bringing some snacks, as there will some short breaks during the testing sessions.
Once testing has been completed, we will schedule a feedback session (usually two weeks later). We will review all testing results, discuss treatment recommendations, and answer any questions you may have.
Please also note that we do not provide any forensic evaluations, disability evaluations, or custody evaluations at this time.