Frequently Asked Questions about Next Step 4 ADHD
• I’m time crunched, what are your hours?
We are willing to work with you so you can get in at a time that is convenient for you. We will do our best to find a day and time that works for you. Not sure if we can see you at a specific time, or on a specific day, call us and we’ll work together to find a convenient appointment that works.
• How long will I need to wait for my appointment?
Not long at all, at Next Step, we are staffed to start your treatment, or your child’s treatment right away. We have same week and sometimes next day appointments available. Like most places, you will need to complete some simple paperwork prior to being seen. We want to make this process simple and convenient for you, so you get the help you need, when you need it.
• I have a diagnosis and am currently seeing another provider. Can I switch to Next Step?
Yes, we are happy to help you make this transition. People can switch providers for a variety of reasons. We find that people come to Next Step due to our genuine, competent and caring professionals, to bring their treatment all under one roof and/or to receive more robust care than they can currently access. We make it simple, easy and convenient to onboard with Next Step. We also provide one-on-one therapy for clients who feel like they need additional care above and beyond our comprehensive ADHD treatment program.
• Can I use my current diagnosis?
Yes, we do take into consideration your previous diagnosis during your initial evaluation. You will still conduct and initial intake evaluation with a Next Step professional. Each individual’s situation is unique, so please call or fill out a contact form to find out more.
- We need help with our child's school? Can you help with 504 plans, IEP plans and school accommodations?
Yes, we offer several services to help you and your child thrive at school. Our programs and services vary depending on you need. We are able to help you through the entire life-cycle of your child's education, from K-12 to College or University students.
• Can you treat multiple family members?
Absolutely! We understand, ADHD often runs in families. We have the right team to treat any member of your family. You can also save time and money by having all of your treatment under one roof. Give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your family's needs.
• Do you treat other mental health related issues, or just ADHD?
We can and do treat all mental health issues. If you need to be treated for other mental health issues, or if we determine there might be other issues that take priority, we can treat you at Next Step 2 Mental Health, or offer you referrals. The are several advantages of treatment with Next Step 2 MH, such as:
- Treatment from the same team you already know
- Expertly managed ADHD
- Cohesive treatment that works together
- Save time and money with treatment under one roof
• Do you offer one-on-one therapy options outside of medication management?
Our program is designed in a way that allows our members to receive everything they need to help them manage their ADHD. Research shows that medication combined with other forms of treatment, what we call Comprehensive ADHD Care, works best for people with ADHD. We believe that a comprehensive approach, utilizing some or part of our 5 core components, can enable you to create the right combination of treatment to help you Experience Lasting Change.
• Does Next Step 4ADHD prescribe ADHD medication?
Yes. Medication is often helpful as a first line of treatment for ADHD. It's effective and can be life changing. However, medication alone is not enough. The combination of the 5 core components of our treatment program, which includes medication, is what will improve your quality of life. We provide our members with a thorough assessment to evaluate their ADHD and provide and accurate diagnosis.
• Can APRNs prescribe medication?
Yes. Nurse Practitioners can prescribe medication. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners on our team are highly trained and experienced in the treatment of ADHD.
• Do you offer Cognitive and Psychological Testing?
Yes. We do have the resources to provide testing, if we see this as something that is needed. We are also happy to provide this service, as well as testing for learning disorders, at a discounted rate for our members.
• Do you see Medicare or Medicaid Patients?
We do not accept Medicare nor Medicaid as a form of payment, but can offer referrals to providers who do.
• Do you accept insurance?
We do not a participate with any managed care plan. There are many reasons we don't, such as protecting your privacy and structuring treatment based on your needs rather than what insurance companies dictate.
• Can I pay for my care at Next Step 4ADHD with my Health Savings or Flexible Savings Account?
We believe the services we offer satisfy the IRS guidelines to be qualified medical expenses eligible for payment with funds from your HSA and/or FSA account. The services are medically necessary to treat ADHD and we are happy to provide a letter of medical necessity upon your request. However, for liability purposes, we do not make any assurances or representations regarding tax questions. We recommend that you consult with your employer, HSA administrator, or qualified tax advisor for the appropriate guidance.
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Send us a confidential request to speak with someone at Next Step 4 ADHD. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and to begin helping you to become the person you were meant to be.