Finding a Health Care Professional
Finding a Health Care Professional that works with patients with ADD/ADHD is often hard work. For some, their health insurance is limited and in order for the services to be paid, they must work with specific doctors. For others, living in a small or rural town limits access to specialists. No matter what your situation may be, finding the right professional to help you can be frustrating.
There are a number of places, within your community, that you may be able to go to ask for referrals:
Community Mental Health Centers
University or Medical School Programs
Social Service Agencies
Employee Assistance Programs
Medical and/or Psychiatric Societies
There are also a number of internet resources you can use to help you seek out Health Care Professionals:
The United States Department of Health and Human Services
This government organization offers a directory of services and resources for professionals and patients. Choose your state from the drop down list and you will be provided with a list of resources and agencies in your state that may be able to help.
This site helps patients to find health care providers, even if they do not have insurances or money to pay for the doctor's visit. Health care professionals are available for primary medical care, mental health, substance abuse and more.
National Institute of Mental Health
This site provides a listing of current clinical trials that are supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Many clinical trials will provide you with medical care and medications at no cost to you.
Other Government Agencies
This site provides a searchable database of healthcare services including medical, counseling and rehabilitative services for veterans.
This is a service of the US National Library of Medicine and provide national directories for hospitals, clinics, doctors and other health care professionals.
In addition to the government agencies, there are a number of non-profit and private websites that provide directories of medical professionals that treat or specialize in treating ADD and ADHD.
Published On: July 25, 2007