Pharmacist reviewing prescription pills

We offer assessment and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Information for New Students

We have specific guidelines for prescribing medications for students with ADHD.

Transferring ADHD medications to Colorado

  • To minimize disruption of care, we encourage students to continue working with their current prescriber for their ongoing management of ADHD medication.
  • If you are transferring ADHD medications to Colorado, you must have a paper prescription.
  • The pharmacy in Wardenburg Health Center will accept post-dated prescriptions up to three months from an out-of-state physician.
  • The post-dated prescriptions will be kept on file and filled as the dates allow.

Call the pharmacy at 303-492-8553 for more information.

Treatment Services

Treatment (including stimulant medication) will only be initiated if the student meets one of the following cirteria:

  • The student provides sufficient documentation of a prior ADHD assessment conducted within the past three years, regardless of treatment or
  • The student was tested for ADHD anytime in the past, receives ongoing medication treatment presently, and provides sufficient documentation (e.g., letter or records from the treating physician documenting diagnosis and treatment response).

We will not prescribe ADHD medications to students unable to provide this documentation.

Initiating ADHD Treatment at CAPS

All CAPS services must be initiated through an initial walk-in session. If you are seeking treatment for ADHD (including stimulant medication), please come to the main CAPS office in C4C N352 for a walk-in session to get started.

Please do not upload ADHD documentation to the patient portal before your initial walk-in appointment. CAPS staff will provide you with the necessary information regarding document review after your initial session. 

Get Started at CAPS

Review of ADHD Documentation

There is a $50 fee for reviewing ADHD documentation. This fee is covered by the Gold SHIP; however, coverage for incoming students does not begin until the start of the plan year on August 18.  Please note that ADHD documentation received by CAPS will not be automatically reviewed. To have your records reviewed please take the following steps:

  1. Attend a walk-in session at CAPS before sending or uploading any documentation.
  2. After completing your walk-in appointment, send or release records to CAPS.
  3. Sign and submit the ADHD Documentation Review Policy.
  4. Contact CAPS to request that an ADHD documentation review be completed and confirm that we have received your records.