ADHD Assessments Now Available at Zest Infusion

At Zest Infusion, we specialize in ADHD evaluation and treatment for children and adults, as well as assessing associated conditions. ADHD is a neuro-developmental condition that affects approximately 1 in 20 Australians and often continues into adulthood. It’s important to understand that ADHD is not caused by “bad behaviour” or “laziness”, nor is it a character flaw.

Are you experiencing challenges with flexible attention, struggling to focus and maintain concentration on important tasks? Do you find yourself getting easily distracted by activities like scrolling on your phone or other unimportant tasks? Are forgetfulness, disorganisation, lateness, impulsivity, or hyperactivity part of your everyday life? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be wondering how to get a diagnosis.

Benefits of Assessment

An ADHD diagnosis brings clarity and understanding to a lifetime of unexplained difficulties. You can uncover your unique strengths and unleash your full potential. Assessment results not only benefit individuals but also provides crucial information to schools and organisations, helping them identify necessary resources, programs, or funding. For parents, these assessments serve as a valuable tool for advocating on behalf of their child and fostering collaboration with educators. Moreover, a diagnosis opens doors to accessing effective medication or alternative treatment options that reduces core ADHD symptoms, providing enhanced clarity and focus. Embrace your differences, recognising your innate strengths and value.

ADHD Assessments

  • Comprehensive ADHD Assessment with Report – This option is suitable for those seeking workplace or study accommodations, or those in need of evidence for NDIS or DSP applications. A comprehensive assessment provides in-depth insights.
  • Brief ADHD Assessment with Report – If you are looking for personal understanding, self-exploration, or support for therapy goals, the Brief Assessment option is available. It offers a streamlined evaluation tailored to your specific needs.

Payment Options

For detailed information on the current costs of ADHD assessments, we kindly request you to visit our fees page. We understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to payments, which is why we offer the convenience of splitting the total amount into two instalments.

To proceed with scheduling your assessment, we kindly ask for a 50% deposit to be made prior to your first appointment. The remaining balance can then be settled prior to your feedback and report session.

We strive to make our payment process as flexible and accommodating as possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further assistance regarding payment arrangements.

Assessment Process

After Assessment

Please note that obtaining certain supports, such as NDIS or ADHD medication, may involve working with other professionals like paediatricians or psychiatrists. Additional support and verification of your diagnosis may require involvement from professionals like speech pathologists, occupational therapists, paediatricians, or psychiatrists. The comprehensive report option ensures that you, as well as these other professionals, have all the necessary information to fully understand and support your diagnosis.

Medicare Rebates

Assessment appointments are generally not eligible for Medicare rebates. Depending on your NDIS plan goals, you may be able to use your NDIS funding to cover the assessment. If you are plan-managed, consult your Support Coordinator or Plan Manager to determine if the assessment can be covered.

Why are assessments expensive?

Assessments require thoroughness and completeness, as they are often not repeated for several years. Your psychologist will spend many hours with you during intake, assessment, and feedback sessions. They also invest additional time in planning, gathering information from other sources (like schoolteachers, extended family members), scoring and interpreting results, and writing a detailed report.