Anyone Know Of Clinics In Los Angeles That Offer Adhd Services(screening, Treatment Etc) For Adults With No Health Insurance?

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Asked by Eddie

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, Eddie

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Eddie

Thanks for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

Although I don't know exactly where clinics are in your area, there are a number of online directories for free clinics that you can try:

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Health Clinic Finder

Medical Clinics/Camps All Over USA

Medical Clinic Directory

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Find a Health Center

Once you find a clinic, you can call and make an appointment for an ADHD evaluation. You may need to request to see a psychologist but some clinics have one on staff. Or, you can simply call and ask for an appointment for the symptoms you described. Once you see a doctor, he or she can help you find additional resources and will let you know if you need to see a psychologist for the diagnosis.

I have listed a number of other mental health resources for people without health insurance, including how to enroll in programs through the pharmaceutical companies for help with prescription medication.

Mental Health Resources When You Don't Have Health Insurance

I hope this helps. Please check back and let me know how you make out.

Eileen

Answered by Eileen Bailey