ADHD Information & Resources

ADHD Information & Resources

Students with ADHD

Students with ADHD have two options to obtain treatment and resources they need to be successful at the University of Arkansas.

Option 1: Continue with current physician who is treating and prescribing medication. 

If the treating physician is located out of town or state, you may arrange to meet with your doctor according to their protocol and your academic schedule.
Physicians can mail a prescription to the pharmacist at Walmart on Campus, who will hold the prescription for the student and fill according to the prescription and date. This prescription must be the original, on paper, not faxed, phoned in or e-mailed.

Walmart on Campus Pharmacy
616 Garland Avenue, Suite 363
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 443-1658

Option 2: Provide assessment records of diagnostic testing for ADHD for review by a psychiatrist at CAPS.

You may fax assessment records of diagnostic testing for ADHD, which have been completed within the last 3 years. Please include your up-to-date contact information (name, phone, email and mailing address). Once records have been reviewed, you will be contacted.

CAPS Psychiatry Fax: (479) 575-5705

CAPS does not perform diagnostic testing for ADHD, but we are happy to provide referrals for this service.

Stimulant Medication Prescription Policy

 

Campus Accommodations

Students in need of accommodations should contact the Center for Educational Access (CEA). The CEA works with students on an individual basis to determine the provision of a reasonable accommodation based on the student’s disability. Contact the CEA at (479) 575-3104 or ada@uark.edu. Visit their webpage at cea.uark.edu for additional information.

 

ADHD FAQs

You can, if you want to and can provide the information that CAPS needs. CAPS will need a copy of recent diagnostic testing (i.e., within the last three years) from a mental health professional. Fax assessment records of diagnostic testing for ADHD, no older than three years, with your up-to-date contact information (name, phone, email, and mailing address) to CAPS at (479) 575-5705. Once records have been reviewed, you will be contacted. 

Yes, you may if it is possible for you to schedule your appointments for a time that you will be home. Your doctor may have a preference about whether you continue to be seen there or if you should transfer your care to CAPS while you are a student. Contact your doctor’s office for further information.

 If you plan to continue seeing your regular doctor but would like to pick up your prescription on campus, ask your doctor’s office to mail the prescription to:

Walmart on Campus Pharmacy

616 Garland Avenue, Suite 363 Fayetteville, AR 72701


Phone: (479) 443-1658

 The prescription must be the paper original and cannot be received by fax, phone, or email. 

If you wish to transfer your prescription to the on-campus pharmacy, ask your doctor’s office to mail the prescription to Walmart on Campus Pharmacy.

The prescription must be the paper original and cannot be received by fax, phone, or email. 

You will need to provide a report containing comprehensive diagnostic testing results that were completed within the last three years and support a diagnosis of ADHD.

Comprehensive diagnostic testing includes self-report questionnaires, a clinical interview, questionnaires or interviews completed by parents or teachers, direct observation, assessment of cognitive functioning and/or academic achievement, and/or computer-based testing.

The testing must have been administered or supervised by a qualified mental health professional, such as an MD/DO, psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed examiner, or clinician under the close supervision of a qualified mental health professional.

The results of the testing must be made available to CAPS for review. Fax assessment records of diagnostic testing for ADHD, no older than three years, with your up-to-date contact information (name, phone, email, and mailing address) to CAPS at (479) 575-5705. Once records have been reviewed, you will be contacted. 

No, CAPS does not provide diagnostic testing for ADHD. 

Testing by a mental health professional must have been completed within the last three years. 

No single assessment tool is sufficient to diagnose ADHD; comprehensive diagnostic testing includes self-report questionnaires, a clinical interview, questionnaires or interviews completed by parents or teachers, direct observation, assessment of cognitive functioning and/or academic achievement, and/or computer-based testing.

The testing must have been administered or supervised by a qualified mental health professional, such as an MD/DO, psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed examiner, or clinician under the close supervision of a qualified mental health professional.

The results of the testing must be made available to CAPS for review. Fax assessment records of diagnostic testing for ADHD, no older than three years, with your up-to-date contact information (name, phone, email, and mailing address) to CAPS at (479) 575-5705.

Once records have been reviewed, you will be contacted. 

No, counseling is not a requirement to get ADHD medication through CAPS. However, a nurse or psychiatrist may recommend you attend a clinical consultation with a CAPS counselor if you are experiencing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, academic difficulties, etc. 

The short answer is: maybe. If you are also experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or academic distress, you might benefit from coming to CAPS for an initial assessment with a counselor.

Sometimes symptoms of these concerns seem to be signs of ADHD but are not. After a clinical interview and assessment of your concerns, a CAPS clinician may recommend ADHD testing, counseling, psychiatric services for conditions other than ADHD, or a combination of these.

If you are interested in diagnostic testing for ADHD, see Northwest Arkansas provider list.

No. Most medications prescribed to treat ADHD are mild stimulants which will help anyone ignore distractions and maintain focus. Students with ADHD struggle with concentration problems and distractions to a significantly greater degree than students without ADHD, and stimulant medications are prescribed to assist them with school, work, and social difficulties they may experience.

It is a felony to take a controlled substance such as ADHD medication if it is not prescribed to you. In addition, nearly all employers and graduate schools require that applicants disclose any past felonies and submit to a background check. Taking someone else’s medication so you can get in a few hours of studying or finish one paper is not worth your future career opportunities. 

Please call CAPS at least five (5) business days before you run out of your medication to request a refill. Calling within only a few days of running out or after you run out may result in an unavoidable lapse in your medication.

You are also responsible for keeping appointments with your psychiatrist. Your prescription might not be refilled if you miss your appointment.

Students wishing to get their ADHD medication from CAPS must agree to Stimulant Medication Prescription policy prior; the health center reserves the right to deny further psychiatric services to anyone who violates this agreement. 

No, only CAPS is authorized to allow refills on prescriptions for ADHD medication.

Once you are on a medication that works well for you, you will need to be seen once per semester. If you experience negative side effects or want to discuss your medication with your psychiatrist, you may make additional appointments.

Call CAPS immediately at (479) 575-5276 and ask to speak to the psychiatry nurse. Loss of your written prescription or medication may result in a lapse in your medication.

 

 

 

ADHD Testing 

Professionals who conduct diagnostic testing in Northwest Arkansas:

U of A Psychological Clinic
111 Memorial Hall, 480 Campus Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-4258


Center for Psychology and Counseling
118 E. Sunbridge Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: (479) 444-1400

 

Gene Chambers, Ph.D.
2592 N. Gregg Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: (479) 313-6333 


John Childers Jr., Psychologist & LPC
601 W. Maple Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: (479) 751-8992

 

Integrated Neuropsychological Services
86 W. Sunbridge Drive
Springdale, AR 72703
Phone: (479) 435-6360

 

Martin Faitak, Ph.D
204 N. East Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 442-0763



Midtown Counseling
Sam Wallace PhD, LPC
1845 Green Acres Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 957-8546
www.midtown-counseling.com



Terry Lawson, Ph.D
118 E. Sunbridge Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: (479) 444-1400 



Kristen Speer, LPC
118 E. Sunbridge Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
479-444-1400