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Getting an ADHD diagnosis doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars or take months of waiting.
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Our ADHD assessment process in four steps
Without judgment, and without the long wait.
Medical history screener (5-7 minutes)
You will complete the following questionnaires at your own pace prior to your diagnosis consult:
A) The ASRS Part A (Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Screener) is a clinically validated tool that helps screen for ADHD symptoms to determine the likelihood you have ADHD of a diagnosis. We refer to this part as the 2-min self-assessment.
B) The Service Eligibility questionnaire screens for medical conditions that are not appropriate for virtual care and are better served by in-person or specialty care.
Medical assessment forms (20 minutes)
These are used to better evaluate an individual’s mental health, medical history, and screen further for ADHD symptoms.
The forms are reviewed by your clinician in advance of your appointment to aid them in better understanding your concerns and to facilitate the discussion.
Forms to be completed prior to your appointment:
ASRS Part B (Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Screener)
WFIRS (Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale)
PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire)
GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder)
Medical assessment form
ADHD assessment appointment (75 minutes*)
This step is over the phone with your Frida clinician.
On the call, you will discuss your medical and mental health history, experiences growing up, functioning in different areas of your life, family history, quality of life, and symptoms.
*If more time is needed, a second appointment (at no extra charge) will be scheduled.
At the end of your assessment, your Frida clinician will share the assessment results and your personalized treatment plan (if diagnosed).
Your results will include whether you have ADHD. They may also include whether you have anxiety or depression, which are common in people who have ADHD.
Frida is different.
Forget mental healthcare as you know it.
Access to ADHD care in Canada is difficult in both the public healthcare system and in private clinics — we’re changing that.
|Frida||Private clinics||Psychiatrist (from referral)|
|Cost of diagnosis||$199||$2,500||$0|
|Wait time||Less than 1 week||Avg. 8 weeks||Avg. 6 months|
|Personalized treatment plan||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Able to prescribe medication||Yes||Sometimes||Yes|
|Provides ongoing care||YesGet started||Sometimes||Sometimes|
FAQs about Frida’s ADHD diagnosis
How much does a diagnosis with Frida cost?
A full-length assessment with a Frida clinician is $199.
If diagnosed, and following your proposed treatment plan, you will have the option to enroll in our Frida treatment plan at $0/mo (reduced from $29/mo until June 1, 2022).
This is entirely optional and you may cancel at any time.
How long will this take?
Due to high demand, we're currently looking at some delays.
From completing your self-assessment and signing up to getting a diagnostic appointment and receiving diagnostic results:
Alberta: Less than one week
Ontario: ~6 weeks
We're working on increasing our clinical capacity and bringing down the time to less than 3 business days. In the meantime, we do thank you for your patience.
Do I need to prepare for my diagnosis consultation?
You will be asked to complete four forms in advance of your evaluation.
These forms will be reviewed by your clinician and will help them make a diagnosis. They take about 20 minutes to complete.
Aside from this, there is no other preparation required.
Who is completing my diagnosis?
You will meet a physician or nurse practitioner who has significant experience diagnosing and treating mental health conditions, as well as additional training in diagnosing and treating ADHD.
Your care team also consists of psychiatrists, nurses, and pharmacists. You may interact with these healthcare professionals, or they may support your care in the background.
What happens if I'm diagnosed with ADHD?
Your clinician will provide you with a personalized treatment plan that includes medication, therapy or both.
What is Frida’s diagnosis process based on?
Frida follows the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines.
Can you really diagnose me in 75 minutes?
We do not cut corners or skip any important aspects of a proper evaluation.
However, we also do not add unnecessary steps to the diagnosis process that make things more expensive.
And by asking you to complete your medical history prior to your appointment, we can spend more time preparing and use the assessment's time more efficiently — to really get to you know.