Frequently Asked Questions
For additional information regarding TAMU Health Insurance, please visit the SHS Health Insurance webpage.
For a list of community providers to access after-hours, please visit the Community Clinic List.
Medication refills and diagnostic testing are not considered emergencies, so the student should address any concerns early in his/her college career at Texas A&M. Complete diagnostic testing and initiation of medication if indicated may take 4-6 weeks or longer. Testing for ADD/ADHD is usually done by a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or other specially trained healthcare professional. The diagnosis of ADD/ADHD may be made only after a comprehensive medical examination, classroom evaluations and/or psychometric testing. Most individuals with ADD/ADHD are diagnosed at a young age due to the impact it has on their early education.
The SHS Patient Services and Case Management departments can assist students with information regarding community medical resources that provide ongoing care and medication refills for ADD/ADHD. Please contact Patient Services at 979-458-8310 or Case Management at (979) 458-8368/(979) 458-8339.
If the student believes that his/her condition qualifies as a disability requiring accommodation, please contact TAMU Disability Services at 979.845.1637 or visit their website at disability.tamu.edu.
SHS medical providers follow Texas A&M University Student Rule 7, “Attendance”, regarding medically indicated absences from class.
Students may receive a class and work absence excuse after visiting one of the SHS providers but it is up to the individual provider and may be based on the presenting illness or injury.