Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience


Treatment of ADD/ADHD

Medication Management: In order for our healthcare providers to prescribe medications utilized in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, documentation confirming an appropriate diagnosis of ADD/ADHD is needed. This documentation must include prior comprehensive neuropsychological testing, with the following specified:

  1. The name of the tester and speciality.
  2. The test(s) used to make the diagnosis(es), with results clearly identified.
  3. The final diagnosis(es).

Without this documentation, our healthcare providers will not provide a prescription for Adderall, Concerta, Daytrana, Ritalin, Vyvanse or other similar medications.

You must have a referral from a primary care doctor for ADD/ADHD testing. This referral can be obtained from your home doctor or from a provider at the Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS). Any additional information or documentation regarding your current and/or past treatment of ADD/ADHD is also beneficial in assisting SLSHS providers in delivering the best possible care. Note: prescribing of medications is done at the discretion of the SLSHS provider.

No Testing or Documentation: If you have never had formal testing or are unable to provide documentation, it is strongly recommended that you begin arranging for the appropriate testing or retesting as soon as possible, as it can take up to three months to complete the testing process.

Neuropsychological Testing: If your family healthcare provider cannot recommend someone in your local community for neuropsychological testing, you can ask for a referral in the Columbus area. We most frequently refer our patients to the following:

OSU Harding Hospital
Neurosciences Facility
1670 Upham Dr
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 293-9600
Dr. Scott Donaldson
476 East Rich St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 461-7244
Dr. William Benninger
130B Northwoods Blvd
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 888-2343
Susan Weltner-Brunton, PhD & Assoc
921 Chatham Ln, Suite 112
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 754-7648

Classroom Accommodations: If you anticipate needing accommodations for classes (e.g., additional time or a quiet space for examinations), you may obtain a form from Student Life Disability Services.

098 Baker Hall
113 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3307

Counseling and Support: Counseling, support services and cognitive behavioral services are available through Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service.

Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Avenue, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-5766