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What is the purpose of a Screening Assessment?

The purpose of a screening assessment is to clarify whether an individual is experiencing a specific clinical condition and to provide recommendations to manage their challenges. 


Who is a Screening Assessment helpful for?

A screening assessment can be helpful for an individual who suspects that they may be experiencing a specific condition, or for whom a medical provider has asked for greater diagnostic clarity. At OPNS, we provide screening assessments for ADHD and dementia.


If you are uncertain whether a screening assessment may be right for you, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss which service(s) may be the best fit for your needs.

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How does a Screening Assessment work?

A screening assessment can typically be completed during one appointment, though may be scheduled across several days, as needed. Screening assessments may be conducted virtually or in person at our offices.


A screening assessment uses multiple sources of information to clarify the specific diagnosis in question.


A screening assessment may include some or all of the following:


  • Clinical interview(s) related to relevant history, current symptoms, and functioning;

  • Brief neurocognitive screening;

  • Self-report questionnaires;

  • Collateral interview with close others (optional, as authorized);

  • Feedback meeting to review results and recommendations;

  • A letter and/or consultation or assessment report.


What types of Screening Assessment reports are available?

The scope of a report may differ, based upon an individual’s needs and preferences. The following types of reports are available:


  • Brief Report/Letter (1-2 Pages): A Brief Report is focused primarily on presenting an individual’s diagnosis/diagnoses, and treatment recommendations.


  • Consultation Report (3-5 Pages): A Consultation Report summarizes the findings of neurocognitive screening and self-report measures, provides a more elaborate conceptualization of an individual’s diagnosis/diagnoses and contributing factors, and provides additional resources for recommendation follow-up.


If you would like to learn more about the types of screening assessment report available, or would like to request a specific format of report different from the options above, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss options with you.


How much does a Screening Assessment cost?

The cost of a screening assessment varies depending on the complexity of the assessment and report needed. The cost of a screening assessment increases based on length of report required, level of recommendations/accommodations described, and whether a collateral interview is included.


If you are interested in a screening assessment please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your needs and provide a quote for the cost of your service.


Is a Screening Assessment covered by extended health insurance?

The cost of a screening assessment may be covered by your/your partner’s/your parent’s extended health insurance. It is recommended that you speak with your health care coverage providers to determine whether and what proportion of services they may cover.

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