ADHD Care Guidelines
The initial assessment usually takes 1-2
visits that are 30-60 minutes each. For
children and many teens, the doctor may
suggest a parent-only visit first to review the
forms and talk about your concerns. A
second visit with the child or teen present is
then set up to do an initial exam, talk more,
and make a plan.
First Phone Follow-up
You may receive a phone call 7-10 days
after starting medicine. Please feel free to
call sooner if you have questions.
First Follow-up Visit
This is scheduled a few weeks after starting
Ongoing Follow-up Visits
These visits are on an individual basis. Kids
need to be seen every 1 to 3 months at first.
As medicine is stabilized, visits may be
every 3-4 months. Once patients are on a
steady plan and responding well, they may
be able to be seen every 6 months.
Well Care Visits
All kids being treated for ADHD have a
yearly check-up. This is often its own visit
to allow time for prevention and routine
care. If you would prefer to have a medicine
check on the same day, please let the office
know, so we can allow enough time to talk
about all of your needs.
Refills Between Visits
Refills must be hand-signed paper
prescriptions each time. It is not legal to call
in or fax prescriptions for stimulant
medications. Paper prescriptions need to be
mailed or picked up. Please allow at least 7
to 10 days for refills to be processed and
mailed to your home or pharmacy of choice.
Allow 48 hours for prescriptions that will
be picked up from our office.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
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