Student Health Services physicians do not diagnose or initiate medical treatment for ADD/ADHD and they do not provide ongoing medication refills for students already on medication.
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.