Finding a Provider
Using The National ADHD Directory
The National ADHD Directory is a list of health care
professionals, coaches, attorneys, advocates, schools, camps,
educational and vocational counselors, professional organizers and
others who have asked to be listed in the National ADHD Directory as a
provider of services or products to individuals with ADHD. Although ADD
Resources is sponsoring The National ADHD Directory, ADD Resources has
not investigated their background, experience or qualifications and does
not recommend any of them.
We do not recommend or endorse any specific professionals, services or organizations.
Finding a Provider
It's not always easy! Practice patience. Bring in someone to help keep you going. You may be on the internet or on the phone for awhile. You're looking for someone with experience and a willingness to work with you.
Don't make an appointment blindly. ADHD is a serious and chronic condition often extending into adulthood. Comprensive treatment depends on your chosen provider's level of experience with ADHD. Working together, you can make a lasting difference in your child's, your own, or other loved one's future.
A personal referral can be the best way to find a provider with experience with ADHD. Maybe your family physician knows someone. Or you could ask the child psychologist or social worker from your child's school.
If you can, attend a support group and ask group members if they could recommend someone to diagnose and/ or provide treatment. Some groups even keep a list of local providers.
The more rural your location, the less likely you are to find a provider in an ADHD Directory. Other searches would be more helpful. Some of the Directories we've found provide an ADHD as a specialty option, while others list those professionals in your area most likely to diagnose and treat ADD.
Insurance - What about insurance?
Medical Directories - Pediatricians, Physicians, Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP), Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers ...
Find Additional Services - Coaches, Organizers, Advocates, Specialized Schools, Disability Lawyers, Summer Camps ...
Note: However you find a provider, please tell them about The National ADHD Directory.
Please let us know if you find other useful directories. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org