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ADHD - Children

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines The Pediatric Behavioral & Mental Health (CBH) accepts referrals for evaluation and initial management of suspected, uncomplicated ADHD in children (4-12 years) and young adolescents (13-16 years).

UMHS ADHD Guideline
Treatment of ADHD AAP Guideline
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit None
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) AAP information on ADHD

University of Michigan - Your Child Development & Behavioral Resources:
- ADHD: What Parents Need to Know
Appointment Timeframe Referrals for evaluation through CBH are appropriate for uncomplicated ADHD. Consider referral to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UMHS if:
  • child is less than 4 years
  • concern about co-morbid mental health disorder
  • multiple medications have already been tried
  • ongoing counseling or other support is needed
Time to appointment in CBH is 1-3 months. Referral from the primary care doctor is required.
How to Get Results to Consultant Parents/caretakers should bring previous evaluations, report cards, and rating scales (sent by the Specialty clinic at the time the appointment is scheduled).

UMHS Patients: See Careweb
External Patients: Relevant patient medical records or other evaluations may be faxed to CBH or hand carried by families
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-936-4220
Fax: 734-936-6897
Clinic Location Sites CS Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voightlander Women’s Hospital
Ypsilanti Health Care Center
Briarwood Health Associates
East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center
UM Consulting Physician Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:
Barbara T. Felt, M.D. (CS Mott Children’s Hospital)
Julie C. Lumeng, M.D. (Ypsilanti Health Center)
Prachi Edlagan Shah, M.D. (CS Mott Children’s Hospital and East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center)
Teenage and Young Adult Health Program:
Jennifer Gold Christner, M.D. (Briarwood Health Associates)
Revised on: 01/03/2012



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