Psychiatry Services Update
- CSU Health Network Psychiatry Services is only able to provide ongoing management of students with previously diagnosed and treated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Due to demand and limited capacity, we are unable to provide any new evaluations for a diagnosis of ADHD.
- If you are interested in a new evaluation for ADHD, we ask that you seek services outside of CSU Health Network at this time. For assistance with finding services, contact your insurance company or your local county health department. For services in Fort Collins, you can contact Connections through the Northern Larimer County Health District at 970-221-5551.
- If you have already been diagnosed with ADHD and have been treated with medication(s), our clinicians are able to continue your care during your time here at CSU. Please read the instructions below.
Based upon current evidence-based practice guidelines, CSU Health Network Psychiatry Department has established a treatment protocol to properly evaluate and treat Adult ADHD.
1. INITIAL SCREENING AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDS
If you are interested in starting services call 970-491-7121 and you will be scheduled with a professional counselor for a screening appointment. The counselor will help to assess your current concerns and develop a plan to meet your needs. If appropriate, they will assist you in scheduling a brief, in-person appointment with a psychiatric medical assistant to obtain information about your ADHD treatment. Your vital signs will be obtained at the same visit, and you will be required to complete a 15-minute computerized test, called the Conners Continuous Performance test (CPT3).
You must obtain records from your previous provider for our review prior to your first appointment with a psychiatric clinician at the CSU Health Network. Our Medical Records department is available for assistance at 970-491-2349.
2. URINE DRUG SCREEN
It is our interest to provide the safest treatment possible and to avoid any potential and dangerous drug- drug interactions. A negative drug screen for all non-prescribed substances, including cannabis, is required for treatment with stimulant medications to continue. If the test is positive for any non-prescribed substances, including cannabis, no stimulant prescription will be written until that test becomes negative.
3. SPLIT TREATMENT
Standard of care for psychotropic medication management recommends one prescribing provider instead of splitting care between two or more providers. If it is determined that you are receiving psychiatric medication care from another provider at the same time, you will be asked to consolidate medication management under CSU Health Network or we reserve the right to defer treatment to your current provider.
4. STIMULANT USE CONTRACT
If any stimulant-based medication is prescribed, you are required to sign and comply with a Stimulant Use Contract. As stimulant medications are classified by the DEA as Schedule II controlled substances, you will be automatically registered in the Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program database where all controlled substance prescriptions are monitored as required by the State of Colorado.