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ADHD Assessments

To access our adult ADHD Assessment service, if you have an electronic copy (or image) of a valid GP referral letter, please contact us via reception@akkadianhealth.com or ask your GP to send us your referral directly.

Things You Need to Know Before Proceeding

Valid Referrals

Uploading your own valid referral letter bypasses our referral processing times which can add an additional 1-2 weeks in wait times.

Referrals must contain sufficient information about your medical history and presenting complaint (including a request for an ADHD assessment) and must be addressed to 'Akkadian Health'.

Our Fees

As a private clinic, we try to keep our fees (and out-of-pocket expenses) as low as possible. Please refer to our FAQ for the latest FEE SCHEDULE under "What are your fees?" Please note: If you are not registered for Medicare in Australia, you will be required to pay additional out-of-pocket fees on top of the current package fee.

We DO NOT PRESCRIBE MEDICATION

If you are subsequently diagnosed with ADHD, your comprehensive treatment plan guides your referring GP to prescribe and manage any recommended medication. It is your responsibility to ensure that your GP will enact your treatment plan (which includes initiating the recommended medication) and provide the necessary follow-up care. Our clinicians can work closely with your GP to ensure this happens. Refer to our FAQ : "What if I need medication?" for more information before proceeding.

We DO NOT ACCEPT REFERRALS FROM RESIDENTS OF WA or NSW

Every state in Australia has different health department regulations regarding the prescription of Schedule 8 medication used to treat ADHD. WA and NSW currently do not allow referring GPs to initiate medication. If you are from WA or NSW and you choose to proceed with an ADHD Assessment from Akkadian Health, please contact us first and be aware that you will need to find a local state-based psychiatrist to initiate your medication treatment.

Your ADHD Assessment is conducted over two separate appointments

  • APPOINTMENT 1: MENTAL HEALTH INTAKE & PRE-SCREENING.
  • A 60-minute video call intake and prescreening session conducted by one of Akkadian’s qualified mental health nurses. During your first appointment our mental health nurse will establish your medical history and perform an ADHD pre-assessment. At the end of your appointment the mental health nurse will provide you with a link allowing you to prepay and book your second appointment with one of our ADHD psychiatrists. Note: Our ADHD intake and screen is considered identical to ADHD reports provided by psychologists. There is no need to obtain an ADHD diagnosis and report from a psychologist prior to your appointment with us.

  • APPOINTMENT 2: PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT/DIAGNOSIS.
  • A 45-minute video call assessment with a senior psychiatrist specialising in ADHD. The senior psychiatrist will provide a comprehensive report, management and treatment plan that is sent back to your GP. Clients residing in South Australia and diagnosed by Akkadian Health are eligible to receive ADHD medication treatment through our Care Centre. Please note treatment through our Care Centre is not part of your assessment and hence additional fees apply. Please contact our reception staff via care_sa@akkadianhealth.com.au to book your appointment at our Care Centre.

Why choose Akkadian Health for adult ADHD Assessments?

Comprehensive

Our clinicians conduct assessments over two extensive consultations. Your referring GP will receive a comprehensive assessment report and treatment plan.

Convenient, fast & efficient

We understand the unmet need for adult ADHD assessments, diagnoses and treatment across Australia and are committed to meet the growing demand delivered through accessible telehealth (video conference) services with minimal wait times.

End-to-end support

In addition to 'ADHD Assessments' (for assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning), Akkadian Health also offers treatment via ADHD coaches (registered psychologists and/or mental health clinicians) for ongoing support.

Please review our new FAQ for more detailed information.

You can download our latest Patient Information Sheet here: Patient Info Sheet