The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides psychological assessments to full-time students of the University of Rochester who have paid the student health fee. Assessments can be done for a variety of reasons, but common reasons include assessments for academic problems due to a Specific Learning Disorder, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Specific Learning Disorders (LD) are disorders that start in childhood and show up as persistent difficulties with key academic skills (e.g. spelling, reading, mathematics). Such difficulties are sometimes referred to by the alternative terms of dyslexia or dyscalculia.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that starts in childhood and shows up as difficulty paying attention, leaving work or chores unfinished, inattention to details, difficulty organizing one's life, being restless or fidgety, or talking too much. These difficulties start in childhood and affect multiple areas of life, not just academics. If the difficulties started recently, or affect only academics, ADHD is likely not the cause.
To schedule an appointment please contact the UCC front desk at (585) 275-3113 or stop by. Depending on the time of year, you may have to wait a number of weeks to get an appointment.
Because so many academic difficulties start in childhood information about your history is important to a thorough assessment. Without such information it may be hard to complete your assessment. Please complete the following paperwork: Psychological Evaluation Intake Packet before your first appointment; if you do not, your appointment and/or results may be delayed:
The assessment starts with a first interview appointment followed by several testing appointments. The interview appointment is one hour; the testing appointments are a few hours long and include tests of your cognitive skills, your academic knowledge, your attention, and your emotional well-being. We will try to schedule these appointments to fit with your schedule, but this may not always work. At the end of the assessment you will get a report with all findings and results. We will set up a last meeting to clarify any questions you might have about the results and other services available to you.
The only insurance we accept is the University of Rochester-sponsored Aetna Student Health insurance plan, which only covers assessments for ADHD (you may be responsible for a $125 deductible and/or a copay). If you have a different health insurance provider, or if the assessment is not for ADHD, the self-pay cost of the assessment is $500, payable at your first testing appointment. Be sure to call your health insurance provider to find out if the cost of the testing is covered. We can then provide a receipt so you can submit it to your insurance for reimbursement. We accept cash, check, credit card, or we can bill your University of Rochester student account, payable through the Bursar's Office.