Q: Anyone know of clinics in Los Angeles that offer ADHD services(Screening, treatment etc) for adults with no health insurance?
Hello everyone, do any of you know of any clinics in the Los Angeles area or near it(at this point I dont mind driving a distance, I really want to find a place) that offer ADHD services for adults with no health insurance?
I found a number online for UCLA's ADHD services(they advertise on the radio too) and I called but since I have no insurance a screening would cost me around $700 and I cannot afford that right now.
I dont know exactly where to look for a place, and what to ask them. I called a clinic near my house a couple of weeks ago and asked if they offered services for ADHD and the lady seemed sort of confused. Should I be asking for something else like counseling or therapy?
I would REALLY appreciate any help you guys can offer me because this is driving me nuts. I have been doing research about adhd for the past 3 or so months and the more I read about it, the more I'm convinced I need to get screened for it. I have considered other causes to my problems(poor performance at school, work and in my EVERYDAY life) such as lack of sleep, diet etc but at this point I am almost certain I have this disorder.
Thank you guys in advance,
I was diagnosed at UCLA at the age of 45. I only have one thing to say to you.....find a way to afford it, get another job, ask friends or family, whatever legal/moral way you can find to come up with the money to go to UCLA-just do it! For a person with this condition, it is an endless maze of dead ends trying to find free or ultra low cost help. Also, if you do have ADHD, you may need meds and UCLA follow up care is very reasonable.
It seems like a very cruel joke that proper diagnosis/care is so expensive for this condition and there are so many clowns trying to take advantage. Just get your self to UCLA, end of story.
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