Tests & Assessments

At Medens Health, we believe that everyone should have access to the hope, clarity, and progress that comes with an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. We offer over 60 different psychological tests to identify your challenges, strengths, needs, and any existing mental health conditions.

What does the testing process look like?

Our process is a 3-step approach:

1. Initial Session

We meet, review your concerns, and discuss your background and history. This appointment can be online.
2. Testing

Can take up to six hours and may occur over two days. This step requires an in person appointment.
3. Results

We meet for a feedback session where you get a report with the results and recommendations.

ADHD Testing

Yes, adults can have ADHD, and many do! 60% of children with ADHD carry it into adulthood. The symptoms of adult ADHD are so different from childhood ADHD that many adults are unaware that they have it.

Adults with ADHD experience difficulty with:

• Getting organized
• Sticking to jobs
• Keeping appointments
• Following directions
• Remembering information
• Concentrating
• Organizing tasks
• Completing work within time limits
• Managing emotions

A diagnosis can help target your therapy to relieve problems you are experiencing in your personal, professional, and/or school life. Undiagnosed ADHD can lead to the development of depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems.

ADHD is most often treated with a combination of medication and therapy.

This assessment is normally covered by insurance.

Academic Achievement & IQ Testing

Cognitive tests offer a good idea of where someone lies along the intelligence spectrum. People possess many different forms of intelligence, from logical IQ to emotional IQ, and there are many ways for someone’s most appropriate intelligence to come to light. Our assessments are designed to measure intelligence and cognitive ability in older adolescents and adults.

Cognitive assessments are used to:

• Legally qualify for testing accommodations
• Predict future performance in work or school
• Identify learning areas that may need additional support
• Identify the level of rigor needed in education

This assessment is NOT normally covered by insurance.

Pre-Surgical Evaluations

Pre-Surgical evaluations identify whether a patient is a good candidate for certain types of surgery such as Bariatric surgery, Gender Conformation Surgery (GCS), and Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) trials.

The evaluation is normally requested by a physician. It assists the patient by offering insight into their overall motivation, readiness, behavioral challenges, and emotional factors that may impact their coping and adjustment through surgery.

This assessment is normally covered by insurance.

Psychodiagnostic Clarification

It is estimated that 70% of the time, an incorrect diagnosis is assigned to patients seeking help with their mental health. A psychodiagnostic assessment will help quickly and accurately diagnose any issues for optimal treatment.

This assessment can also be used in clinical, research, or court settings to help with diagnosis, treatment, or making a legal case.

This assessment is normally covered by insurance.

Assessments & Testing Fees

The cost of psychological assessments varies depending on the referral and the tests administered.

Fees range from $750 - $3,750 for a comprehensive exam, but some assessments are covered by insurance. Please contact us for more details!

Testing FAQ

How long does the testing process take?

Evaluations typically include the following:

2-hour interview
2-6 hours of testing (This can vary greatly depending on the issue and referral questions that need to be addressed.)
1-2 hours of scoring
3-6 hours of report writing
1-hour feedback session

The total evaluation time can range from 8 to 17 hours. These guidelines can vary depending on the referral questions that need to be addressed. Once you’ve had your first appointment, you can expect the results in approximately four weeks.

What do neuropsychological tests measure?

Neuropsychological tests examine the following areas of cognitive and emotional functioning:

General Intelligence
Academic Abilities
Problem Solving
Thinking and Reasoning
Attention and Concentration
Learning and Memory
Language Comprehension and Communication
Visual and Spatial Perception
Motor and sensory skills

The evaluation will focus on specific areas of functioning that are impaired due to your illness or injury. We will also assess for psychological conditions such as depression or anxiety to determine how they are impacting your functioning.

How will a neuropsychological evaluation help me?

A neuropsychological evaluation will provide you:

1) A better understanding of your cognitive strengths and weaknesses
2) Information for your doctors so they can develop a treatment plan to address the problems you are having
3) Recommendations for your day-to-day life in order to improve your quality of life
4) Recommendations for accommodations in school or work to help you perform at your true potential

Will my insurance plan cover forensic evaluations?

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover evaluations for legal cases, such as mental health diversion. Our typical fee for a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation is $250 per hour. This includes evaluations for Mental Health Diversion.

A 50% deposit (based on the estimated cost of the evaluation) is required at the first session and the remaining balance is due after the final feedback session.

Forensic evaluations have a different fee schedule. The cost can vary depending on the type of evaluation. Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.

What will I have to do on the day of my evaluation?

We will meet with you and anyone that you would like to bring to complete an interview that covers your background and history. The interview will help us have a better understanding of your current symptoms. We are also able to complete your interview before your testing session via video.

After the interview, we will administer various tests in order to answer the specific questions or concerns that you or your doctor have. Some of the tests are paper and pencil, some are administered orally, and others are administered on a computer or tablet. We will explain and demonstrate each test before we administer them and answer any questions you might have. Your family can leave while you are tested.

How can I prepare for my evaluation?

• Make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before.
• Make sure you eat something before you arrive so that you are comfortable.
• If you wear hearing aids or eyeglasses, bring them with you.
• Take your medications as you normally do, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
• Feel free to bring a snack or beverage.
• Bring any medical records that are related to your current illness or injury.
• If you are in school, bring your current academic records.
• Please do not consume any alcohol or drugs 24 hours prior to the evaluation.

Do I need to study before I take these tests?

The tests you will be administered do not require any preparation or studying. The tests try to get a sense of your current abilities, so there is no need to learn any new material or practice any skills. The tests are not pass or fail. The tests help identify your strengths and weaknesses in different areas of psychological and neuropsychological functioning.

How do I get the results of my evaluation?

Your evaluation results are written into a confidential report. You will have to sign a release of information for us to release your report. Reports are typically sent to the provider who made the referral (e.g. physician, rehabilitation specialist, or attorney).

We also offer our clients a feedback session after the evaluation. The feedback session lasts 60 minutes and we will explain the evaluation results, go over treatment recommendations with you and your family, and answer any questions you might have.

We accept most insurance plans and offer sliding scale fees as needed
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