Living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a daily test of perseverance, one often steeped in frustration and confusion, particularly for those unsure about where to turn for help. But the journey to the right treatment doesn't need to be a complex maze. As a Canadian looking for answers, you have three paths towards an ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Each one comes with its own set of considerations around cost, accessibility, and efficacy. Your task is to find the option that aligns best with your needs—a decision we're here to simplify.
In Canada, over a million individuals grapple with ADHD. Alarmingly, more than half of these adults remain undiagnosed, hence untreated—a predicament often arising from the long waits and high costs associated with ADHD diagnosis and treatment.
At Finding Focus, we are poised to change this scenario. We are dedicated to offering ADHD care that is not just high-quality but also affordable, efficient, and accessible to every Canadian in need. So how does Finding Focus measure up against provincial health care or private clinics?
When you begin seeking treatment for ADHD, you are met with 3 choices, provincial health coverage, private clinics, and virtual health providers such as Finding Focus.
Provincial health coverage, the publicly-funded healthcare system, may be the first port of call for many. While it does provide care, including ADHD assessments, to all citizens and permanent residents, navigating this system for ADHD diagnosis and treatment can be a complicated process. The hurdles can range from long waiting periods to sporadic and often generic care.
The second path you might consider is private clinics. These institutions might promise a faster service than provincial health care, but it comes at a considerable cost. Private clinics can charge anywhere between $3000 to $5000 for an ADHD assessment, and even then, you could face a waiting period of 6-12 months.
Your third choice, and perhaps the one that offers the most balance, is a virtual provider like Finding Focus. Our mission is to integrate the best features of public and private healthcare, creating an accessible and affordable option for everyone. At Finding Focus, an ADHD assessment is priced at just $399—significantly lower than private clinics—and our ongoing care model is $25/month. Perhaps the greatest benefit to this model is the speed of access to an assessment. While some virtual providers can takes weeks for an initial appointment, Finding Focus appointments are now available fast - usually next day – eliminating a barrier that typically causes patients to put off the critical first step.
Embarking on the journey to diagnose and treat ADHD can be a game-changer, leading to a drastic enhancement in your quality of life. It's therefore critical to seek help as soon as you identify potential symptoms. A timely diagnosis can answer years of self-doubt and questions, while appropriate treatment can bring improved focus, greater organization, and better emotional regulation.
We’re committed to facilitating this transformative journey for you. Our team comprises licensed, experienced, and highly trained nurse practitioners with a specialization in Mental Health including ADHD. Our platform's cost-effectiveness, speed, and convenience ensure that we deliver ADHD diagnosis and treatment in a way that is faster and more accessible than many traditional methods.
But our commitment to your well-being doesn't end at a diagnosis. We believe in the importance of continuous care, especially when navigating something as complex as ADHD. Our continuous care model includes regular check-ins to ensure your treatment plan is working effectively for you. This ongoing monitoring and adjustment can significantly improve treatment outcomes, leading to a more positive and productive life.
Navigating life with untreated ADHD can be a rocky road, and finding the right treatment should not add to this hardship. If you suspect you might have ADHD and don't want to endure long waiting times or high costs, we're here to help.
Through our platform, we aim to empower you with the tools to transform your life. We're not just about diagnosing ADHD; we're about working with you to ensure your treatment plan evolves with your needs, promoting enhanced focus, productivity, and overall well-being.
So remember, it's not just about finding an answer; it's about embarking on a journey to a better, more focused life. And at Finding Focus, we're with you every step of the way