ADHD Treatment

ADHD Medication Management Policy

If you have never been prescribed ADHD medications or have not had an active prescription in the past 12 months, you should make an appointment for an Initial Consultation (IC) at Student Health & Well-Being Mental Health Services (SHWB MHS).

If you are currently taking ADHD medication or have done so within the past 12 months, please read and sign, then share the Release of Information letter with your current prescriber and have them send us the requested documentation, so that we may review it. Your provider can either fax the documentation to our office or you can upload the documentation to the MyHealth Portal.

Upon our receipt of your complete medical documentation, a provider will review the documents.  Please allow 7-10 business days for this review AFTER we have received all documentation from your provider. We will not contact your provider(s) to obtain the documentation, it is your responsibility to make sure we have everything that is requested.  

If your clinical documentation supports the need for a ADHD medication prescription, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment for medication refills at SHWB Primary Care or Mental Health Services. In order to receive prescribing services from a SHWB provider, you must sign documentation of understanding your role in safeguarding medicine and the expectations around your treatment.

If the provider review indicates that more information is needed, you will be contacted to schedule an Initial Consultation at SHWB Mental Health Services to determine how best to treat you.

If you have a condition that may require academic accommodations, we recommend you initiate a relationship with Student Disability Services to discuss your options prior to starting your program. If you experience a new challenge that impacts your ability to engage in your program, you are encouraged to communicate with your academic advisor and Student Disability Services to determine the best course of action.   

Matriculating students that have a JHED ID can submit medical documentation for review prior to arrival on campus. However, please note that students cannot make appointments at our clinics or receive prescriptions until the semester begins and they are eligible for services.

ADHD clinical evaluation Process

For a visual flowchart of the ADHD clinical evaluation process, click here.