ADHD Information

Please contact 601.266.5390 for any questions or concerns. Patient medical records can be faxed to 601.266.4205. 

 

ADHD Patient Information

  • Before prescribing controlled stimulant medications for ADHD, Moffitt Health Center requires documentation of a comprehensive evaluation/psychological testing by a licensed professional with experience in ADHD assessment.   ADHD screenings and prior medical records of stimulant medication refills are not sufficient documentation of the diagnosis. Documentation should state the specific disability as diagnosed.  The ADHD diagnosis should be made by someone with appropriate professional credentials and should reference the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria.  Documentation should describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the ADHD diagnosis. Evaluators must be authorized and licensed by the state in which they practice to administer the necessary tests and to diagnose ADHD and these credentials must be listed on the ADHD assessment.
  • If you have already been tested for ADHD and have the necessary documentation as described above, it is not necessary to be tested again. You may bring a hard copy of your ADHD assessment done by a licensed professional or have those records faxed to our clinic. A medical record release form found here will allow you to request that information and have it sent from your previous provider directly to Moffitt Health Center.
  • Once all documentation and assessment information has been obtained and reviewed, your provider will discuss medication options with you to determine which medication would be most appropriate for the management of symptoms.  An EKG may be requested before a stimulant medication is started. Providers will monitor controlled substance prescription activity on the Mississippi PMP website. Drug testing may be conducted to ensure you are taking your medication and are not taking other mood altering substances that will adversely affect ADHD.
  • Patients will be asked to review and sign a Controlled Substance Good Faith Agreement (click here to view agreement).
  • Class 2 controlled substances cannot be refilled. Moffitt Health Center providers will prescribe controlled ADHD medications for only one month at a time. You will be responsible for coming to the clinic to get a new prescription each month. 
  • The prescription for class 2 controlled substances is printed on special paper that prevents tampering, faxing and copying.  Alternatively, a written prescription may be issued.
  • Controlled substances are monitored by the Drug Enforcement Agency of the Department of Justice. Misuse, selling, distributing (sharing with a friend) is a felony. The first offense is punishable by no more than 20 years in prison and/or fined no more than 5 million dollars. If death or serious injury occurs as a result of unlawful use or distribution, the party may face at minimum 20 years to life in prison. Under the Controlled Substances Act, a person convicted of selling or attempting to sell amphetamines near a school, including a college, or other areas where young people may be present, faces twice the maximum prison sentence, twice the maximum fine, and twice the term of supervised release. (21 U.S.C. 860.) 
  • DO NOT SHARE YOUR MEDICATION (see paragraph above).
  • We recommend that you also submit a copy of your official ADHD assessment to the USM Office of Disability in order to get extended testing time and/or other classroom accommodations.  

  

 Local Testing Resources

  • USM Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic
www.usm.edu/counseling-psychology-clinic
Phone: 601-266-4601
  • USM Psychology Clinic 
www.usm.edu/psychology-clinic
Phone: 601-266-4588
  • Connections - Hattiesburg Clinic
http://www.hattiesburgclinic.com/department/connections
2 Southern Pointe Parkway, Suite 200
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-261-5159
Psychiatric Services: 601-261-5977 
  • Will's Way
https://www.willswaybehavioral.com
22 Millbranch Road
Suite 1200
Hattiesburg, MS 39402 
info@willswaybehavioral.com
Phone: 601-255-5264