Where do you hold your clinics?
Our clinics are held at two locations. The main location is at Supersonic House in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. We also hold clinics at Tudor Medical in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Please visit their website for their exact location https://www.tudorphysiotherapy.com/#contact
We live outside Warwickshire; where your clinics are, can we still come and see you?
Yes, we have many families using our services from all over the UK.
Do you offer home visits?
Unfortunately, our clinicians are busy with clinics at our current locations and not able to carry out home visits. We do understand the anxieties and difficulties with children who do not want to leave their home so do please contact email@example.com to discuss further and how we may help.
What are your charges and fees?
This will depend on the type of appointment needed. Details of all our fees and charges can be found in our Fee Transparency Letter. If you are unsure of what type of appointment is required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief overview of your concerns and reasons for needing an appointment.
How long do we need to wait for an appointment?
This depends on the type of appointment needed. Please email email@example.com for more information with a brief overview of your concerns and reasons for needing an appointment.
Will my child’s school and/or NHS accept the diagnosis?
We run a gold standard service that follows NICE guidelines for ASD and ADHD diagnoses which stand in the court of law and should be accepted by your child’s school and by the NHS. For latest NICE guidelines please use the following links:
Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/CG128
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng87
Can you support my adopted child?
Details of how your adopted child can be supported can be found in our Adopted Children Information document.
How do I book an appointment?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Enquire/Book an Appointment Form providing a brief overview of your concerns and reasons for needing an appointment. Through our initial enquiry and evaluation process (free of charge), the most appropriate consultation will be offered to you. Information including type of appointment, length of appointment, fees, provisional appointment date, and further information of what to expect, specifically to the appointment being offered, will be given to you. Initial appointments will only be booked following confirmation from you or a paid deposit.
How do Private Prescriptions work?
Following an appointment, if you receive a private prescription from one of our clinicians, you can take the prescription to your nearest pharmacy. As it is a private prescription and not NHS, you will be charged the private cost for the medication and not the NHS cost. Please speak to your local pharmacist for latest medication costs.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
This will depend on the type of appointment booked. You will be given all the necessary details and what is required at the point of enquiry and when the appointment is booked. We make sure all necessary paperwork, results or previous reports are gathered prior to the appointment so all you need to bring on the day of the appointment is you and your child.
ADHD: Do we follow NICE guidelines?
We run a gold standard service that follows NICE guidelines for ADHD diagnoses. All ADHD diagnostic appointments with Healthcare4Kids:
- Will only take place once we have received in-depth feedback from the child’s school and parents/carers. The school feedback includes Vanderbilt questionnaires (used by the NHS) as well as questions requiring more descriptive answers, so we have information about how the child is doing overall, not just with ADHD symptoms.
- Will always be carried out face to face, by a suitably qualified and experienced clinician.
- Will look at ADHD symptoms and the child’s difficulties and parent’s concerns, but also the family history, medical history, social history, sleep and the child’s mental state.
- Will look to identify any underlying anxiety.
- Will include a physical examination of the child involving height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and cardiac examination. A full cardiac examination, including the femoral pulse, is compulsory before starting ADHD medication.
- Will follow all NICE Guidelines.
Your child will not receive a diagnosis unless they fulfil the necessary criteria.
Following a diagnosis, if you would like your child to start ADHD medication:
- You must attend a psychoeducation session (we call it an ‘ADHD Research Chat’) before your child can begin medication for ADHD. This will give you all the information we need you to know about the medication, including any potential serious side-effects.
- Your child must attend 6-monthly ADHD follow up appointments.
- Follow up appointments must be face-to-face unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- All medical reports will be shared with your GP (including up-to-date height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate).
- We aim to work closely with GPs and, although they are not expected to carry out any monitoring, they will be kept up-to-date at all points and can ask us for further information at any point.