Psychiatry Services Update
  • Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSU Health Network Psychiatry Services is currently unable to provide new evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment 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 check the instructions for a transfer of care 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 for a screening appointment with a professional counselor. The counselor will help to assess your current concerns and develop a plan to meet your needs. If a psychiatric intake is recommended, the counselor will schedule an initial meeting with a psychiatric medical assistant who will help you to get all necessary information for the transfer of your current ADHD care.

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.

2.  ATTEND SCREENING MEETING

You are required to be scheduled and to attend in person a short meeting with a psychiatric medical assistant to obtain information about our ADHD treatment

protocol at CSU Health Network. Your vital signs will be obtained at the same appointment, and you will be required to complete 15 minutes computerized Conners Continuous Performance Test (CPT3).

3.  URINE DRUG SCREEN

It is our policy to obtain a negative urine drug screen before any stimulant based medication is started or continued. We will only prescribe stimulants when students are substance-free, including marijuana. If the test is positive for the presence of THC or other non-prescribed substance, no stimulant prescription will be written until that test becomes negative.

4.  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 CSUHN or we reserve the right to defer treatment to your current provider.

5.  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.

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