ADD and ADHD Disorders

Policy for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Medications

Medications for your child’s attention disorder are an important part of his/her healthcare and we are happy to help you manage them. It is our policy that all children on medications for ADD or ADHD must have a yearly physical exam with our physicians, as well as medication check-ups every 3-6 months. At that time, our physician will review your child’s health and the effectiveness of the medicine.

Prescriptions for your child’s ADD or ADHD medicine(s) can be written for up to a 90 day supply if your health insurance allows (often through a mail-order pharmacy program). Please check the pharmacy coverage with your health insurance. You will need to call for a renewal at the end of that time.

Please call at least 3-5 days before your child’s medicine runs out. When you call, please leave the following information on the voice mail: your child’s name and date of birth, the name of the medicine, the dose of the medicine, how many times your child takes the medicine in one day. Each time you will need to come to the office to pick up the prescription; these prescriptions cannot be called in to the pharmacy. (Note: StratteraTM is one medication sometimes prescribed for ADD/ADHD that can be called in to the pharmacy.)

Thank you for trusting us with your child’s health care needs. We are happy to partner with you as you care for your child.